Life: Revealed

Uncovering the beauty that lies beneath the rubble
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

When you combine a municipal need (i.e. a new middle school) with a municipal liability (i.e. a highly contaminated historic industrial site), you create a great opportunity to resolve both problems simultaneously. What once posed a significant health hazard to the community is now one of the most aesthetically attractive public school campuses in New England.

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Collaboration was crucial for this complex, multi-faceted project.  Fuss & O’Neill successfully identified and assisted the City in acquiring and managing over $1.7 million in federal brownfield assessment and clean-up grants.  We also developed an aggressive public outreach program to address public and regulatory concerns and implemented innovative, sustainable remedial solutions to reduce remedial and permitting costs and timeframes.

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The effect on the community has been transformational.  A toxic 100-year old textile and metals manufacturing mill complex was rehabilitated into an $80 million dollar middle school campus consisting of two new schools and associated athletic fields.  What was once an area to be avoided, has been reclaimed by the City and provides an immeasurably improved and safer educational campus for the students of Woonsocket.

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