Central City Concern’s Old Town Recovery Center opened in December 2011. The new facility is located on the corner of NW Broadway and W Burnside in downtown Portland, on the site of a vacant fast-food restaurant.
In collaboration with Gerding Edlen and SERA Architects, we assisted with the environmental cleanup of the site, which was necessitated by its use as a gasoline station in the 1950s. Our environmental services included soil, groundwater, and soil vapor sampling and supervising removal of contaminated fill and an underground storage tank. Working with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, we kept the project on track, which allowed the developer to obtain building permits 4 months after demolition of the building.