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Success Story - Rose Collaborative Site

On September 6, 2018 an Awards Ceremony was held at the Rose Collaborative Site (formerly Bayou Treme Center) in New Orleans, LA. Awards were presented by Dr. Chuck Carr Brown, LDEQ, and Mr. Carl Edlund, EPA Region 6 Superfund Division, to RPC,

Providence, Aerostar, Alembic Community Development, Rose Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the Archdiocese of New Orleans for their contributions to the

successful redevelopment of a former church, residence, and school buildings that had been vacant at least since 2005. Rose CDC and their development partner, Alembic Community Development, transformed the Property into a hub for arts, education and entrepreneurship.

Project Collaborators pose for a picture in renovated space.

Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC (Providence) completed Agency negotiations, a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), Remedial Investigation Work Plan/Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) investigation application forms, and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, including soil and groundwater sampling and asbestos and lead paint surveys, on Property containing a former church and school buildings. Providence provided oversight for removal, confirmatory sampling, and regulatory closure of diesel and heating oil underground storage tanks at the site. Assessments were conducted and reported under the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ’s) Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP); a No Further Action – At This Time (NFA-ATT) letter was issued by LDEQ. All work was completed under the Regional Planning Commission’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program which is supported through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Before renovation - dilapidated space
After renovation - shared space

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