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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. ORIENTATION MAP PINEVILLE RED RIVER PINEVILLE EXPRESSWAY BROADWAY SITE DOWN TOWN ALEXANDRIA INTERSTATE 49

  5. ORIENTATION MAP VIRTUAL TOUR Chatlin Lake Canal SITE BROADWAY AVENUE Abandoned Railroad Line Bogan St. N RED RIVER

  6. PILOT PROJECT PROCESS • ASSIMILATE BASE INFORMATION • Aerials • Surveys • Photographs SITE SITE SITE

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. PILOT PROJECT PROCESS • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1 • Community Input • “This is what you said:”

  13. PILOT PROJECT PROCESS • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1 • Community Input • “This is what you said:”

  14. PILOT PROJECT PROCESS • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 1 • Community Input • “This is what you said:”

  15. 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

  16. 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:

  17. PILOT PROJECT PROCESS • CONDUCT COMMUNITY MEETING NO. 2 – Site Analysis • Community Input “Visioning” • Broadbrush Information • Legal Parameters • Scientific Parameters

  18. 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”

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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.” From Reweaving the fabric