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What is The LandWell Company?
The LandWell Company is a land development company known for its successful redevelopment projects in southern Nevada, including Black Mountain Industrial Center, Valley Auto Mall and the Traverse Point Mixed Use Development. The LandWell Company is a limited partnership, affiliated with Basic Management, Inc. and is based in Henderson. LandWell and Basic Management, Inc. have been developing land for more than 18 years. Since 1991, it has successfully developed more than 1,200 acres of retail, light industrial, commercial and residential projects in and around Henderson. LandWell, led by CEO and President Mark Paris, purchased the 2,200 acres of land east of Boulder Highway in 1992 from Basic Management, Inc. It has overseen the restoration and reclamation efforts of the property.
What is Basic Management, Inc.?
How do Basic Management, Inc. and The LandWell Company relate to the BMI complex and the industrial plants nearby like TIMET and Tronox?
What is Basic Remediation Company?
Who will lead the project and keep the public informed from the planning stages, to the clean-up effort, to the eventual construction of the master planned community?
A world-class team has been assembled and includes a diversity of experts charged with the task of coordinating, developing and completing various aspects of this exciting project. The team includes land use planners, engineers, wildlife biologists, geologists, hydrologists, chemists and others.
Basic Remediation has lead the clean up efforts and is facilitating a public outreach program that includes periodic newsletters, meetings open to public participation and a web-site that contains a data repository for all important agreements and plans related to the clean up as well as information on the restoration as it progresses.
The LandWell Company will develop the site once it is restored and will keep the public informed through various sources including the www.landwellco.com web-site.
How does the LandWell Company relate to the development of this property?
How many homes will be built here and how many people will live here eventually?
At 2,200 acres, will this be one of the larger residential developments in the area?
When would construction start?
Will the mixed-use development have parks and open space, schools, retail development?
The LandWell Company will restore the desert and improve the area's environment, which will pave the way for neighborhood homes, schools, business parks, a town center and even wildlife reserves - all connected by parks and trails for the residents of this landmark master-planned community. More than 150 acres of land have been designated for recreational purposes in the 2,200-acre mixed-use master-planned community. Preliminary plans include a host of little league, softball, soccer and multi-purpose fields. Also planned are walking trails, parks and an abundance of open space.
What kinds of homes will be built on the property?
The effort to determine the types of homes to be developed on the property will be led by participating homebuilders. Architectural standards have been developed in close cooperation with the City of Henderson, which sees this project as a unique opportunity to create a distinctive sense of place to live, work and thrive.
There will be approximately 14,000 homes ranging from single family homes to apartments, condominiums and patio homes, providing a broad range of housing options and price ranges for the community.
Will the 2,200 acres be annexed into the city of Henderson?
Does this project fall within the City of Henderson's Redevelopment District?
What measures are being taken to address environmental concerns?
What government oversight is involved in developing this property?
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Why is remediation necessary?
It is worth noting none of the property for this project has ever been declared a superfund site. A superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for superfund listing because it poses a significant risk to human health and/or the environment. In fact, this property was specifically found by the EPA not to be a superfund site.
Not least, the ponds are an old eyesore. In removing them, a more attractive and aesthetically pleasing property will be created within Henderson.
What is the current status of the 2200 acres?
Basic Management, Inc. has been in business in the same location for 56 years and knows what is on its property. Because of the property's location, it has been the subject of intensive investigation for more than 20 years. More than 600,000 laboratory analyses on thousands of samples of soil and groundwater have been performed. These samples were analyzed for more than 500 compounds, hundreds of compounds more than what was ever manufactured anywhere in the area. All of this work is being overseen by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
The removal of the contaminants is substantially complete with some additional amounts to be removed based on the test results of confirmation sampling. The majority of the contaminants that Basic Remediation Company removed are some form of salt. In fact, there are no hazardous wastes at the site as defined by the EPA. However, in places, the levels of contaminants exceed allowable thresholds as defined by the EPA and therefore needed to be removed. Although the contaminants were primarily present in 1 foot to 5 foot depths, all contaminated soils were physically removed from the site, not left in place and capped.
Who will be performing the remediation?
Basic Remediation Company hired Weston Solutions, Inc. to be the project's construction manager and assist with oversight.
Basic Remediation Company selected ENTACT as the project remediation contractor. ENTACT was responsible for building a state-of the art 66-acre Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), where contaminated soil from the 2,200-acre site has been safely interred. ENTACT performed the remediation work under the close supervision of Basic Remediation Company , Weston Solutions and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
Basic Remediation Company and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, along with the City of Henderson have worked together to ensure the property is remediated to the standards that allow for residential development.
Basic Remediation Company's project manager is Dr. Ranajit (Ron) Sahu, Ph.D. Dr. Sahu received his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and has more than 22 years of experience in the fields of environmental, mechanical and chemical engineering and has successfully executed more than 300 projects. He has expertise in managing large remediation projects in more than 40 states, numerous local jurisdictions and internationally as well. He has comprehensive compliance experience encompassing all environmental study areas including air, water, solid and hazardous waste, mixed waste, noise and community involvement programs. Dr. Sahu is a Certified Environmental Manager (CEM) in the State of Nevada, a quality environmental planner as defined by the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP), has authored numerous publications in the field of environmental engineering and holds positions as adjunct professor at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.
How long will this restoration process take and what's involved in the remediation process?
Basic Remediation Company substantially completed the actual physical remediation and restoration activities in 2010. Retesting of the land to insure it meets strict standards for development is in process. Basic Remediation Company will use a thorough and iterative process that involves multiple rounds of remediation as needed until the entire property meets the standards for residential development.
The remediation team will be using the EPA's methodologies and processes, and the property will be remediated to the highest standards fully consistent with EPA's methodology. the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has oversight for the project and has been working closely with the Basic Remediation Company team since 1991 to ensure full compliance with all applicable environmental practices, regulations and procedures.
Throughout the entire restoration and development process, The LandWell Company will continue to ensure an open dialog with the community and other project stakeholders.