Working in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Brinkmann Constructors, SJR Environmental Consulting and Earth Services & Abatement, Inc. transformed a polluted parcel of Lakewood property into a productive new land use.
When one of the first Target stores in the United States opened in Lakewood, Colorado in 1966, the entire neighbourhood turned out to celebrate and shop the big, beautiful space, built by a company that would become one of the world’s largest consumer retailers.
Fast-forward 48 years, to 2014. The former neighborhood shopping anchor, now eight years deserted, had been reduced to 168,000 square feet of asbestos-riddled floor space. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) deemed the property a major asbestos spill.