806 West Queen St
Southington, CT 06489
Town of Southington
Client: Town of Southington
Location: Southington, Connecticut
Project: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
DES has performed over twenty-five commercial, residential, and vacant land
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for the Town of Southington.
Recently DES was retained to perform three Phase I ESAs as part of the Town of
Southington's open space preservation plan. The first was a vacant commercial
zoned parcel of land aimed to create free municipal parking for Southington's
downtown business district. The property previously was a small restaurant until
a fire had destroyed the structure. The remains were removed and the parcel was
back-filled with clean fill. DES's investigation determined there was no on-site
or off-site environmental concern and the property was not an establishment.
The second and third Phase I ESAs consisted of two parcels of land. An 83 acre
parcel consisting of orchards and woodlands and an 84 acre parcel consisting of
a mixed hardwood forest and woodlands, both proposed to be purchased and set
aside as open space preservation. DES's investigation of these large parcels of
open land required an in-depth inspection for possible on site dumping, waste
and chemical storage, and other activities which may significantly impact the
property. Since the parcels were so large DES had to physically comb the area,
review local and state land records, observe aerial photos, and review files
maintained by the CTDEP concerning the sites or surrounding properties for any
information that may identify a concern to the subject site. DES also identified
the geologic and water quality conditions, soil types, and site drainage
information for the two parcels.
The reports issued to the Town of Southington for each parcel of land included
a description of the site history and location, and figures which show site
features relating to potential contaminant sources, if any. DES concluded that
both parcels of land were not establishments under the Connecticut Transfer Act
and there were no on-site or off-site environmental concerns.