BRI secures cleanup grant, retains engineering firm for Brownfields project
BRI DEVELOPMENT, LLC PRESS RELEASE
BETHLEHEM, N.H., November 18, 2022. BRI Development, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bethlehem Reimagined, Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $192,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to remediate the parcel on the corner of Main and Agassiz Streets in Bethlehem, the site of the former Sinclair Hotel.
Also, BRI Development has retained the environmental engineering firm, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc. of Concord, NH to serve as its Qualified Environmental Professional for the cleanup. Project planning, including community engagement activities, will continue over the next several months. Cleanup of the site is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2023.
“We are thrilled NHDES shares our enthusiasm to remediate the Sinclair lot and sincerely thank them for this generous award and recognition of the importance of this project to the economic redevelopment of our community,” said Paul Greenlaw, President of Bethlehem Reimagined. “In addition to the cleanup grant BRI Development received from the US Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year, we’ve entered a new phase and we’re excited to work with Sanborn Head on this key project in the Bethlehem Village District.”
About Bethlehem Reimagined and BRI Development
Bethlehem Reimagined, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)3, New Hampshire Non-Profit organized for charitable purposes to provide economic, community, and general business support to existing and prospective business ventures within the Town of Bethlehem, N.H. BRI Development LLC is a limited liability company, and New Hampshire Non-Profit established to conduct real estate development activities that support Bethlehem Reimagined’s mission.
About New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is to help sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire. The protection and wise management of the state’s environment are the main goals of the agency. The New Hampshire Brownfields Program encourages the redevelopment of contaminated properties which improves the quality of life in the neighboring community and restores the environment.
About Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
Sanborn Head is an engineering and technical consulting firm serving a broad array of private, public, and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists specializes in integrating our core expertise in earth, environment, and energy to deliver innovative yet practical solutions to our clients. For more information about Sanborn Head, please visit sanbornhead.com