Moran project construction begins with separation project

"Evaluating the environmental conditions and needs at former industrial sites is a critical step in helping these sites be redeveloped and returned to productive use," she added.

EPA funding through CCRPC is also paying for groundwater monitoring, and a site survey.

The sluiceway dams will be constructed by Engineers Construction, Inc. of South Burlington, under the supervisor of KAS Environmental Consulting and ESPC Engineering Consultants. Depending on weather conditions, work will likely begin Thursday, Dec. 10 and will take approximately two weeks to complete.

Architecture and engineering work begins

The local architecture firm Freeman French Freeman met this week with the City and the three project partners - Green Mountain Children's Museum, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and Ice Factor - to further define their respective programming and space needs in a renovated Moran building.

This was essentially the kick-off of the first phase of the architecture and engineering work for the Moran Center project, which will include the production of more detailed "schematic" drawings, as well as more precise and reliable cost estimates. The A&E work was authorized by a unanimous vote of the City Council at its Oct. 20 meeting, and is expected to be complete by the end of March.

Freeman French Freeman is a nationally-acclaimed architecture firm, based in Burlington, Vermont, and just last month was named as the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce's small business of the year. Recent local projects designed by FFF include the Burlington International Airport and Fletcher Allen Health Care. The A&E team for the Moran project is headed by FFF President Jesse Beck, and Architect Alex Halpern.

EPA-funded consultants visit project

This summer the EPA selected the Moran Center as one of just 16 projects nationally for a Brownfields Sustainability Pilot award. This new program provides communities with technical assistance to help achieve greener assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of previously industrial sites.

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