Brownfields Redevelopment- City of Oklahoma City

The City of Oklahoma City, OK is currently championing a downtown revitalization project to beautify its downtown urban core.  In support of this effort, Family Environmental was contracted by H.W. Lochner, Inc. (City’s Representative) to provide environmental consulting services.  The project site is located in a blighted area of downtown Oklahoma City.  The project site consisted of a 10-square block area bounded by SW 3rd Street, Hudson Avenue, Robinson Avenue and Interstate-40.  We were responsible for inspecting each building within the 10-block project area for hazardous materials. The site building inspection activities involved sampling 22 buildings, across 16 land parcels, which included the identification and sampling of all suspected asbestos-containing building materials (ACBMs); the completion of lead-based paint (LBP) screening activities; and the identification/quantification of household hazardous waste (HHW) products.

 Soil screening was also conducted to assess for the presence of Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) 8 heavy metals.  The RCRA 8 metals soil screening involved the division of the 10 block site into 50’x 50’ alpha-numeric grids and screening the site soils within each grid utilizing a hand-held X-ray florescence (XRF) analyzer.  The RCRA 8 soil screening data was partially utilized in the development of Phase II Environmental Site Assessment sampling directives.

 At project completion, we provided the client with 16 land parcel survey reports that identified ACBMs, LBP and HHW products.  These reports were then utilized by the City and the client to develop abatement cost estimates for budgetary purposes.  


H.W. Lochner, Inc.

510 East Memorial Drive, Suite A-1

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114



“It was a true pleasure to work with Mike on this project as he was extremely thorough during his building inspection work and had extensive knowledge about hazardous materials that can be located in buildings.  He worked tirelessly to complete the project required tasks in order to meet the project schedule.”