Penn E&R President William Ponticello, P.G. presented at the 2018 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference held in the Lehigh Valley.
The presentation, entitled Environmental Sustainability: Planning for Smart Growth, discussed the redevelopment of a 19-acre industrial property on Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd. The site, situated along the scenic Schuylkill River and within walking distance of downtown Manayunk, served as an ironworks factory and manufacturing site for over two centuries. MLP Ventures, LLC purchased the site in 2005 with the goal of transforming it into a network of market-rate housing and walking trails, parks, and open leisure areas.
In 2014, MLP Ventures contracted Penn E&R to characterize the soil and
Mr. Ponticello was joined by site developer Kevin Kyle of MLP Ventures and environmental law attorney Jonathan Spergel, Esq. of Manko, Gold Katcher & Fox LLP for the presentation.