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RUSTON FOUNDRY SUPERFUND REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE. The Slater- Midboe Law Group Midboe, Guirard, Davis, Melton, Tarpley and Brinsko, L.L.P. Attorneys At Law &. Patrick C. Moore Landscape Architects  Site Planners. PILOT PROJECT OBJECTIVES.

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Ruston foundry superfund redevelopment initiative

RUSTON FOUNDRY SUPERFUND REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

The Slater- Midboe Law Group

Midboe, Guirard, Davis, Melton, Tarpley and Brinsko, L.L.P.

Attorneys At Law

&

Patrick C. Moore

Landscape Architects  Site Planners


Pilot project objectives

PILOT PROJECT OBJECTIVES

•To provide anoutreachto the local community in the development of the future uses of the property and the remediation of the property.

•To review the physical properties of both on and off site physical factors influencing the re-use of the property.

•To determine what land uses are possible for the site considering its past contamination.

•To develop a property use plan for the site. This plan will provide specific information on the legal, scientific and community based requirements for using the site after remediation.

•To participate with EPA, its contractors or Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in the development of the Superfund remediation plan for the site to ensure that the remediation is compatible with the uses of the property planned by the City and community.


Pilot project process

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • ASSIMILATE BASE INFORMATION

  • REGIONAL & SITE INVENTORY/ANALYSIS

  • INITIAL REPORT TO PROJECT TEAM

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1

  • DEVELOP SITE INFORMATION/GRAPHICS OPPORTUNITIES & CONSTRAINTS

  • REPORT TO CITY DIRECTOR & EPA

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 2

  • DEVELOP SCHEMATIC SITE REMEDIATION PLANS

  • COORDINATE WITH CITY & EPA

  • CONDUCT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING NO. 3

  • DRAFT NO. 1 – COORDINATE TO CITY

  • CONDUCT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING NO. 4

  • FINALIZE MASTER PLAN


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ORIENTATION MAP

PINEVILLE

RED RIVER

PINEVILLE EXPRESSWAY

BROADWAY

SITE

DOWN TOWN

ALEXANDRIA

INTERSTATE 49


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ORIENTATION MAP

VIRTUAL TOUR

Chatlin Lake Canal

SITE

BROADWAY AVENUE

Abandoned Railroad Line

Bogan St.

N

RED RIVER


Pilot project process1

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • ASSIMILATE BASE INFORMATION

  • Aerials

  • Surveys

  • Photographs

SITE

SITE

SITE


Pilot project process2

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • REGIONAL & SITE INVENTORY/ANALYSIS

  • Soils Classification

  • Vegetation

  • Zoning/Land Use

  • Hydrology/Flood Plan

  • Historical / Cultural

  • Off-Site Viewshed

  • Existing Planning Studies

  • Utilities

  • Circulation

    • Auto Access

    • Pedestrian

    • Train


Pilot project process3

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • REGIONAL & SITE INVENTORY/ANALYSIS

  • Historical / Cultural

In 1908 the Ruston Foundry Machine shop started operation. Until it closed its doors in 1985 it manufactured and repaired steel, iron and other metals. Remnants of past operations can be found on site, these include old drums, concrete slabs, dilapidated structures, and scrap metal.


Pilot project process4

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • REGIONAL & SITE INVENTORY/ANALYSIS

  • Soils Classification

  • - Regional

  • - Contextual

  • - Site Specific

  • MnA – Moreland Clay, 0 to 1% slope

  • MnB – Moreland Clay, gently undulating

  • Note: Both of these soils are found on the Red River alluvial plain and are considered to be poorly drained and large shrink/swell characteristic.

MnB

  • SITE

MnA


Pilot project process5

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • REGIONAL & SITE INVENTORY/ANALYSIS

  • Land Use

Residential

15 minute walking radius

10 minute walking radius

PINEVILLE

5 minute walking radius

Commercial

RED RIVER

School

Site

INTERSTATE 49

Industrial

DOWNTOWN

ALEXANDRIA

Parks /

Playgrounds

Open / Vacant

N


Pilot project process6

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • REGIONAL & SITE INVENTORY/ANALYSIS

  • Land Use

  • - Past Planning Studies

  • 1975 Urban Land Institute CBD Study

  • 1978 Zuchelli – Hunter Associates

  • 1988 Fantus

  • 1992 Alexandria 2010

  • 1999 AUMP


Pilot project process7

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1

  • Community Input

  • “This is what you said:”


Pilot project process8

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1

  • Community Input

  • “This is what you said:”


Pilot project process9

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1

  • Community Input

  • “This is what you said:”


Opportunities constraints

OPPORTUNITIES & CONSTRAINTS

OPPORTUNITIES

CONSTRAINTS

  • PRESENTS VARYING DEGREE OF RISK TO USERS

  • LIMITED AUTOMOBILE ACESS TO SITE

  • CONTEXTUAL DRAINAGE ISSUES SOMEWHAT LIMIT DEVELOPMENT

  • SOME PIECES OF NEIGHBORHOOD FABRIC NEGATIVE (RENTAL PROPERTY)

  • HIGH PERCENTAGE OF VACANT OR SUBSTANDARD HOUSING IN THE AREA

  • POTENTIAL ACCESS

    - I-49: COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

    - RAILWAY: POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL

    - PEDESTRIAN: PARKS, SCHOOLS, AND RIVER

  • MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS

  • PARK SYSTEM LINKAGE

  • CENTRAL LOCATION TO “BROADWAY COMMUNITY”

  • ADJACENT TO LARGE TRACTS OF UNDEVELOPED / UNDERUTILIZED LAND

  • LARGEST WOODED AREA NEAR DOWNTOWN

  • HIGH DEGREE OF INTEREST AMONG COMMUNITY ABOUT FUTURE USE

  • WELL ORGANIZED COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • ACCESS TO UTILITIES


Legal scientific parameters

Legal/ Scientific Parameters:

  • The remediation of surface soils from 0 to 1 foot that exceed EPA’s preliminary remedial goals (PRGs).

    It is estimated that the total surface soil involved will be 15,000 cu yd, of which 4,650 cu yd will exceed the SPLP.

  • The remediation of an estimated 1,300 cubic yards of slag waste that exceed TLCP for lead and are a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This waste is also subject to Land Disposal Restrictions under RCRA. 42 U.S.C.6901 et seq.

  • The removal and disposal offsite of:

    • The ACM.

    • The UST and surrounding petroleum and PCB contaminated waste.

    • The dilapidated buildings and foundations (approximately 300 cu yds).

  • The plugging and abandonment of the onsite former water well.

    Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program. The EPA remedial strategy assumes that the Ruston Foundry site will be used for a combination of recreational/ commercial activity across the site. However, the PRGs are based on a recreational scenario.

Remedial Action Objectives. The RI/FS identified two principal contaminants of concern---lead and antimony. It established Remedial Action Objectives (RAO) to ensure that the risks associated with exposure to the soil contaminants are reduced to an acceptable level and that there will be minimal migration of the contaminants into groundwater.

Remedial Alternative Selection. After a detailed analysis of five remedial alternatives, EPA selected what is called, “Alternative 4: Stabilization and Offsite Disposal,” as the preferred Remedial Alternative. The EPA publication, “Proposed Plan: Ruston Foundry Superfund Site,” discusses all five Remedial Alternatives. Remedial Alternative 4 calls for:


Pilot project process10

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 2

    – Site Analysis

    • Community Input “Visioning”

    • Broadbrush Information

    • Legal Parameters • Scientific Parameters


Pilot project process11

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • POTENTIAL ACCESS

    - I-49

    - RAILWAY

    - PEDESTRIAN

  • MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS

  • PARK SYSTEM LINKAGE

  • CENTRAL LOCATION TO “BROADWAY COMMUNITY”

  • ADJACENT TO LARGE TRACTS OF UNDEVELOPED / UNDERUTILIZED LAND

  • LARGEST WOODED AREA NEAR DOWNTOWN

  • HIGH DEGREE OF INTEREST AMONG COMMUNITY ABOUT FUTURE USE

  • WELL ORGANIZED COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • ACCESS TO UTILITIES

  • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 2

    • Community Input “Visioning”


Pilot project process12

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • DRAFT LAND USE PLAN:

Land Use Plan Legend:

RED RIVER

Potential Gateway

Convention

Center

Residential

5 Minute Walking

Radius from the Site

Greenspace

DOWNTOWN

ALEXANDRIA

Light Industrial

Mixed Use Commercial/Residential

Mixed Use Downtown Historic Core

Civic

Peabody High School

Expressway “Punch-

Through” to Downtown

Site

I-49


Pilot project process13

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

Color Key:

Residential

  • SITE PHASING:

Pedestrian access

Park\Greenspace

BoganSt.

Chatlin Lake Canal

Future Development

Applewhite St.

11th St.

Phase One

12th St.

Ruston Foundry

Property Line

Railroad Right-

of-way

13th St.


Pilot project process14

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

Color Key:

Residential

  • SITE PHASING:

Park\Greenspace

BoganSt.

Future Development

Applewhite St.

Phase Two

11th St.

Interior Pedestrian

Connection(s)

12th St.

Subdivided Space

With Defined Uses

13th St.


Pilot project process15

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

Color Key:

Residential

  • SITE PHASING:

BoganSt.

Park\Greenspace

Future Development

Applewhite St.

11th St.

Phase Three

12th St.

Future Development

See Schemes 1 & 2

On the following pages

13th St.

Potential Arterial to

Future Development

Potential Gateway to Park

And Future Development


Pilot project process16

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVELOPMENT:

Expanded Community Park Open Space

BROADWAY

RED RIVER

Pedestrian Gateway

Ruston Foundry

Lake

Industrial Park Arterial

Office and Retail Tenant Space

3RD STREET

I-49

Light Industrial and Facility Incubator Sites

Northern Gateway to Pineville Expressway and Downtown

DOWNTOWN

ALEXANDRIA

Light Industrial Facility

With Rail Access


Pilot project process17

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • RECREATIONAL COMPLEX WITH LIGHT INDUSTRY:

RED RIVER

Expanded Community

Park Open Space

BROADWAY

Ruston Foundry Site

Pedestrian Gateway

Northern Gateway to 3rd Street

3RD STREET

I-49

Office and Retail Tenant Space

DOWNTOWN

ALEXANDRIA

Interior Park Boulevard

Light Industrial and Facility Incubator Sites

Northern Gateway to Pineville Expressway and Downtown

Indoor Sports Arena


Pilot project process18

PILOT PROJECT PROCESS

  • CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, perhaps, the words of Ronald E. Nored Sr. are most fitting;

“Revitalizing a community requires concentrated attention to building relationships and providing opportunities for people to share what is important to them. It is tempting to focus exclusively on some neighborhood project. Projects indeed have a place, but they can also distract from the foundational work of sharing and visioning. Without a widely agreed upon vision projects have little impact. Within the context of a broader vision, however, specific projects chosen as priorities by the community have a long-lasting, powerful impact. Community involvement makes the difference. We have to maintain a delicate balance between “making something happen” and building a community vision.”

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