City of Atlanta – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) –
Clear Creek Combined Sewer Basin Relief Project
The Clear Creek Combined Sewer Basin Relief Project is the first project undertaken by ABI as part of the BeltLine redevelopment plan. This project included revitalization of an existing commercial area by construction of a storm water detention pond in the setting of a passive park with walking paths, an amphitheater, water features, and landscaping. The detention pond provides stormwater surcharge relief for the combined sewer system in the North Avenue Park area. Environmental and historic land use challenges in the project included remediation of contaminants from a leaking underground storage tank (UST) and removal of debris, including asbestos containing material (ACM), from an abandoned construction and demolition (C&D) landfill within the areas designed for stormwater detention.
CERM was contracted to provide Environmental and Construction Management services for this project. Construction Management services included: UST remediation construction oversight; groundwater, soil, and ACM sampling and verification testing; and regulatory reporting during and after remediation of the UST site and during and after excavation and removal of debris from the abandoned C&D landfill. Environmental Management services included: Additional site characterization necessary for a more defined understanding of the nature and extent of contaminants that may be present in the abandoned landfill. This project initiated broader economic developed improvements in the City of Atlanta’s historic Fourth Ward.