Blackstone completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at an industrial property located in northeastern Kansas City. CPC is considering purchasing the property due to its proximity to railroad access. A thorough search of documents available online through Kansas City Public Library Missouri Valley Special Collections determined that portions of the property and related properties appear on multiple Sanborn Maps. The Sanborn maps were not provided as part of the Environmental Data Resources (EDR) Report. The Sanborn maps indicated industrial uses of the property date back to 1905. Although not initially acknowledged by the current owner of the property, the Phase I ESA site visit and subsequent search of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Geostrat database identified a groundwater well on the property. The well was installed in 1990 but is not currently active. The Phase I ESA identified two recognized environmental conditions (RECs) associated with the property and recommended a Limited Phase II including sampling of the inactive groundwater well and the installation of approximately six soil borings and temporary piezometers to investigate potential impacts related to historical use of the property and the surrounding properties. At this time CPC is reviewing the Phase I ESA and is in the process of determining how they will proceed with the property transaction.
Blackstone completed a Phase I ESA for an agricultural property located in Bonner Springs, Kansas located along the Kansas River. Blackstone did not identify RECs associated with the property.
Blackstone completed a Phase I ESA for an agricultural property located in Altoona, Iowa. Blackstone did not identify RECs associated with the property. However, Blackstone did identify conditions indicative of potential wetlands. Blackstone is currently assisting CPC with the wetland delineation in accordance with USACE procedures.