Projects

Lord & Winter clients enjoy the confidence of knowing they have environmental compliance and regulation experts in their corner. Our services ensures that development projects uphold critical regulatory standards. We frequently conduct scientific surveys of natural resource systems, which include everything from streams and wetlands to endangered species habitats. Our site assessment allows us to work closely and openly with civil engineering firms and developers during the design process.

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

Baton Rouge Industrial Acquisition - Phase 1 ESA

Baton Rouge Industrial Acquisition

Louisiana

An equity firm acquiring a 20-acre industrial campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, required environmental due diligence services. The Subject Property contained 75 years of heavy industrial manufacturing with a central plant, warehouses, and liquid product storage.
Chicago Trucking Logistics and Fueling Hub - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Chicago Trucking Logistics and Fueling Hub

Illinois

A logistics company required environmental due diligence services to acquire a large trucking logistics hub located in the north Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The Subject Property had been an abandoned trucking terminal for freight transport. It included a fueling facility with 30,000-gallon Underground Storage Tanks (USTs). A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment was needed within ten business days to satisfy the requirements of the commercial lender.
Nashville Gas Station Acquisition - Phase I ESA and environmental due diligence

Nashville Gas Station Acquisition

Tennessee

A commercial real estate developer needed environmental due diligence before they acquired a gas station, convenience store, and additional commercial property in Nashville, Tennessee. A history of hazardous releases was suspected due to the property's previous use as a gas station and other adjacent property use.
Nashville Residential Development

Nashville Residential Development

Tennessee

A real estate investment firm required environmental due diligence to assess business risk with a property acquisition for residential development in Nashville, Tennessee.
Austin Warehouse Acquisition

Austin Warehouse Acquisition

Texas

A nationwide electronics distributor required environmental due diligence before acquiring a commercial/industrial space in Austin, Texas. A ten-day real estate closing deadline was set, and the commercial lender required the Phase I ESA prior to closing.
Houston Commercial Warehouse

Houston Commercial Warehouse

Texas

A commercial real estate investment firm required environmental due diligence before acquiring an industrial warehouse in Houston, Texas. The Subject Property bordered an active rail yard with an adjoining logistics hub equipped with a fueling facility with operations extending to the 1970s.
New Orleans Office Tower Acquisition

New Orleans Office Tower Acquisition

Louisiana

Environmental due diligence was required for a real estate developer before acquiring a former office building in New Orleans, Louisiana. The buyer needed a fast Phase I ESA turnaround to meet the real estate closing date within one week.
Greenfield development in Baton Rouge

Baton Rogue Greenfield Development

Louisiana

Environmental due diligence was required for a commercial real estate developer before acquiring a 5-acre greenfield site in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Port Charlotte CRE Retail Expansion

Port Charlotte CRE Retail Expansion

Florida

A commercial real estate development company sought environmental due diligence services to expand its retail footprint in the vibrant and growing Fort Myers, Florida. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment was required to assess Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) at a vacant lot formerly used in Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Environmental Permitting

Mississippi River Terminal

Mississippi River Terminal

Louisiana

A private client required a wetland delineation and jurisdictional determination for a 40 acre site located along the Mississippi River. Wetland delineation was required both on the Batture and inland side of the Mississippi River levee to help guide the site layout, plan for environmental permitting, and understand any wetland mitigation costs that may be associated with the project.
Shoppes of Mid Rivers

Shoppes of Mid Rivers

Missouri

A 28 acre proposed development by GBT Realty fronted Interstate 70 and included 270,000 SF of retail space and 14 buildings. The Shoppes of Mid Rivers includes space for Academy Sports, Burlington, Marshalls, Home Goods, Ulta Beauty, Carter’s-OshKosh B’gosh, Five Below, Famous Footwear, Ross Dress For Less, Sleep Number, Spring, World Financial, and Aspen Dental. The development required working with the GBT design team closely to minimize and avoid impact to natural resources. A Clean Water Act, Section 404 Permit was required for unavoidable wetland impact and entrance road stream crossings.
Athens Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

Athens Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

Tennessee

A 23.48-mile length natural gas pipeline expansion planned by the Athens Utility Board required natural resource surveys, environmental permitting, and stream restoration services. The project intersected 47 jurisdictional streams, six hydrologic units, and four wetlands.
Murray Natural Gas Pipeline Extension

Murray Natural Gas Pipeline Extension

Kentucky

The client required environmental permits from the state of Tennessee – Division of Water Resources and Nashville District, US Corps of Engineers to make drainage culvert improvements. Additionally, state and federal watercourse jurisdictional determinations were required for environmental planning during site layout.
Silver Lake Village

Silver Lake Village

Oklahoma

Environmental Project Management was needed for the 31 acre GBT Realty development, Silver Lake Village, located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Natural resource inventories, endangered species review, environmental due diligence, and agency coordination was required to facilitate natural resource impact avoidance and project development during project planning and construction. The Silver Lake Village is an 85,000 SF, $20M development featuring Ulta Beauty, Rack Room Shoes, Petco, Ross Dress For Less, T.J. Maxx, Maurices, Great Clips, Kay Jewelers, and GNC.
Brick Church Business Park

Brick Church Business Park

Tennessee

The client required environmental permits from the state of Tennessee – Division of Water Resources and Nashville District, US Corps of Engineers to make drainage culvert improvements. Additionally, state and federal watercourse jurisdictional determinations were required for environmental planning during site layout.

Environmental rEMEDIATION

Choctaw Road

Detroit Baseline Environmental Assessment

Michigan

A logistics provider required environmental due diligence services to acquire a historically contaminated property within the Port of Detroit along the Detroit River, Michigan.
Nashville Tennessee Voluntary Cleanup

Nashville Tennessee Voluntary Cleanup

Tennessee

A 2-acre, historical, gas station and auto repair center required environmental assessment and remediation under the State of Tennessee Voluntary Cleanup Program (VOAP) in Nashville Tennessee. The client required site remediation leading to a No Further Action (NFA) letter, required by commercial lenders, for the construction of a 28 story, $125M commercial real estate development.
New Orleans Recap Program - Soil Remediation

New Orleans RECAP Program Soil Remediation

Louisiana

A Commercial Real Estate owner in New Orleans required an environmental consultant to conduct sampling, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) compliance documentation, and soil remediation. The soil and groundwater were impacted with gasoline, solvents, lead, and arsenic compounds. Soil vapor had migrated under the building slab threatening indoor air quality.
Nashville Hotel Development Cleanup - Environmental Due Diligence and Cleanup - Tennessee

Nashville Hotel Development Cleanup

Tennessee

Hotel Development Group required cleanup of a prime Sobro location in Nashville, Tennessee. A 16 story Broadway Avenue area hotel was planned on a brownfield. 120 years of industrial and commercial use had resulted in recognized environmental conditions. Solvents, gasoline, lead, and semi-volatile organic compounds exceeded soil screening levels set by the US EPA and adopted by the state of Tennessee - Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) - Division of Remediation.