Cleanup success stories

Current view of building at 700 Central ave SE

700 Central

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff from the Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup (VIC) and Petroleum Brownfields (PB) programs provided technical oversight of the environmental investigation, cleanup, and redevelopment of the 0.95 acre 700 Central Site.

Front view of Childrens Museum

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff from the Voluntary Investigation (VIC) Program provided technical oversight of the environmental investigation, cleanup, and redevelopment of the 2.88 acre Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Site.

Canal Park Brewing/Duluth Spring Site

Soil contaminated with hazardous substances and petroleum compounds was removed from the site and environmental contamination risks have been managed. The new business provides more local jobs and an increased tax base.

Frogtown Square Redevelopment Site

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff from the Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup (VIC) Program provided technical oversight of the environmental investigation, cleanup and redevelopment of this 1.8-acre site at 615 University Avenue in St. Paul.

River of Goods/Terrybear Urns and Memorials site in Frogtown

A blighted building built atop an old dump has been replaced by a successful business headquarters, providing jobs and economic benefits to the neighborhood.

Senior Housing Redevelopment site

New apartments and a new branch library provide a continuing economic benefit by providing essential senior housing and community access to learning opportunities.

Bank Midwest site

A convenient new bank built along a busy highway increases tax revenues for the city and county.

Tracy Minnesota Lead Site

Battery casings and contaminated soil are removed from residential property.

Barker’s Alps Park

Baker’s Alps Park is a 48-acre city park located just west of Bayport. Impacted soil and debris was removed from the property to accommodate new park facilities.

Seminary Fen

The Seminary Fen Scientific and Natural Area contains one of the rarest types of wetlands in the U.S.