Winefield & Associates Podcast – Brownfield Braintrust Will Have Episode Featuring Terra-Petra Coming Soon

Upcoming Brownfield Braintrust Podcast Has New Episode Coming That Features Terra-Petra's Justin Conaway

The popular environmental engineering podcast, Brownfield Braintrust has an episode being release shortly that will feature a discussion with Terra Petra’s own Justin Conaway.

The podcast is hosted by Matt Winefield of Winefeild & Associates.  Winefield & Associates, Inc. (W&A) acquires and redevelops contaminated properties nationwide with an emphasis on California commercial and industrial locations.  Matt Winefield is an engineer and businessman who has been supporting the redevelopment of contaminated properties since 1989. After redeveloping oil fields, refineries, and service stations for the California oil industry (Chevron, et al.)…more about Matt Winefield here.

For some samples of the podcast and the topics it covers, please check out some past episodes below, and stay tuned for the release of the new episode featuring Justin Conaway.

Terra-Petra Sponsors and Attends 2022 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Terra-Petra Sponsors Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Terra-Petra was a proud sponsor of the 31st Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® October 13 – 15. Produced by the California Lawyers Association, the annual conference is recognized nationally as the state’s largest and most prestigious gathering of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law.

The conference was held live and in person at the Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park, after two consecutive years of virtual attendance.

Leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law attended with the opportunity to receive 11.5 Hours MCLE credits. Education sessions included topics and discussions, such as Federal Action on Environmental Justice: A Conversation with EPA’s Martha Guzman, and an informal talk with Attorney Jan Chatten-Brown, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Chatten-Brown gave a firsthand account of her stellar career and contributions to environmental law. 

Terra-Petra Sponsors 31st Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Terra-Petra Team in Attendance

Terra-Petra’s Vice President, Justin Conaway, Director of Field Operations, Dan Valdez, and Senior Environmental Engineer Bahar Amoli attended, representing our Environmental Engineering Division.

Our Terra-Petra team enjoyed meeting and visiting with some of the nation’s top environmental officials. Which included attorneys and other environmental engineering professionals. They also enjoyed the outdoor highlights in the beautiful Yosemite National Park, including sight seeing in and around El Capitan, Half Dome and hiking Mount Hoffman.

Justin Conaway commented, “This conference offers such a great environment to connect with our clients on a deeper level by inviting spouses, children and dogs to attend. Getting to know some more personal things about the people we work with really humanizes us and allows for a more comfortable natural environment to socialize. This conference is a must-attend for me every year for these reasons.” 

Terra-Petra Environmental Engineering

Terra-Petra maintains a working knowledge of numerous environmental and soil gas mitigation matters. Our staff includes Methane Consultants, Radon Mitigation Engineers, Construction Managers, Civil Engineers, Registered Environmental Assessors, Registered Geologist/Certified Engineering Geologist, Petroleum Geologists and Petroleum Engineers. This experience gives Terra-Petra the ability to find compromise solutions for any environmental concern that may arise.

Learn more.

How Terra-Petra is addressing Covid-19

We are open and operating.

Many of you have heard the announcements from the Governor and local LA county officials regarding “safer at home” mandates. Based on a review of the orders and applicable exemptions, Terra-Petra is continuing to operate under the Essential Business category.

As we continue to operate, however, we will comply with all pertinent requirements of the orders.

As an engineering firm that works with contractors and other engineers on critical projects, we also fall into the “Necessary Services” category, along with the various other disciplines of engineering.

The majority of the work that we take on includes municipality, public works, affordable housing, and critical transportation projects.

Our waterproofing division also falls into this category, as our team is in a position to keep properties safe by resolving issues that could ultimately lead to health concerns such as mold and mildew spores, along with other health irritants impacting a person’s well-being.

We will continue to work diligently with our clients to provide safe working conditions on-site for all of our people. We also want to stress the importance of all of our people practicing proper safeguards that have been published, such as washing hands frequently, keep hands away from the face, using hand sanitizer as frequently as possible, and practicing proper “social distancing” while on-site with other people, if required to attend any meetings (on or off-site).

Please be safe, and feel free to report any concerning issues to management with respect to job site conditions, practices, activities, or anything that you feel is not conforming to health guidelines during these challenging times.  Contact us if you should have questions or a need at hand.

Sincerely,

Kevin Buchanan
Terra-Petra | President

Los Angeles Office:
700 S. Flower Street
Suite #2580
Los Angeles, Ca. 90017
213-458-0494

2018 CALIFORNIA LAND RECYCLING CONFERENCE = Terra-Petra Brownfield Services

Terra-Petra to Sponsor of CA Brownfields Conference | Carson, California

2018 CALIFORNIA LAND RECYCLING CONFERENCE

Presented by Center for Creative Land Recycling, CA Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9

October 24th & 25th, 2018
at the Carson Event Center:   801 East Carson Street, Carson, California
CA Brownfield Conference

CCLR, DTSC and US EPA will present an intensive two-day redevelopment workshop geared towards the unique characteristics of redevelopment in California.

JUST ANNOUNCED!  DTSC will provide an overview of its upcoming Vapor Intrusion (VI) guidance updates at the California Land Recycling Conference.  Be part of the conversation as DTSC VI experts and authors/contributors discuss the guidance publicly for the first time to a brownfields-focused audience.

Learn more at:   https://www.cclr.org/california-land-recycling-conference-2018

Those attending this year may get in touch with us prior to the conference to arrange for a face-to-face meeting time.

Contact us via email here   or call the main Los Angeles office to speak with Justin Conaway:    213.458.0494.

Learn more about Terra-Petra’s Brownfield Services.

Terra-Petra leades Underground Storage Tank removal

Terra-Petra leads another successful underground storage tank (UST) removal

Terra-Petra was recently contracted to consult and remove 5 underground storage tanks (UST) and one hydraulic lift on a site in Lynwood, California.  These tanks have been left dormant for many years on an old gas station that is not currently operating.  Each tank contained a limited amount of liquid, which requires special permitting, special pumping treatment, and special handing and distribution.  The tanks are a variety of sizes, ranging from 100 gallons to 500 gallons, and located a depths ranging from 10 feet below surface to 20 feet below surface.

Underground storage tanks (USTs) are considered abandoned when regulated substances are no longer stored within those USTs and/or when monitoring requirements of the Operating Permit, Title 23 of California Code or Regulations, and California Health and Safety Code 25298 are not being implemented. Various risks can arise from abandoned USTs when they are not properly closed in place such as the possibility of leaked hazardous substances and contamination to the environment. Therefore it is important that sites with (possible) presence of abandoned USTs be addressed in order to avoid the consequences.

The permitting process through LAFD went very smoothly and efficiently (Terra-Petra has a great relationship with the agency).  The process, from start to finish, took approximately 5-working days, including the required onsite soil testing as the tanks are physically removed.

Check out the photos taken on the jobsite here:

Terra-Petra Sponsors Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Terra-Petra’s Executive Team taking in the the beauty of Yosemite

The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®, presented and held annually by the State Bar of California, is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Terra-Petra has been proud to sponsor the Yosemite conference for the last five years.

Many of the nation’s top environmental officials, lawyers, and other professionals in the spectacular setting of Yosemite, Thursday-Sunday, October 19-22, 2017  at Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California (“The Gateway to Yosemite”).

As an organization of environmental professionals, this annual event strives to conserve natural resources and to support their sustainable use. Attendees were asked to reduce carbon footprints by forming carpools or driving in energy efficient vehicles upon traveling to Yosemite. In addition, attendees were asked to sign the State Bar Eco Pledge, and review the Model Law Office Sustainability Guidelines.

The 2017 Yosemite Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs include:

  • Cara Horowitz, Los Angeles
  • Ryan Waterman, San Diego
  • Alisha Winterswyk, Irvine

Active Executive Committee Members on the Yosemite Planning Committee:

  • Eric Adair, Valencia
  • Rebecca Akroyd, Sacramento
  • Ellison Folk, San Francisco
  • Leah Goldberg, San Jose
  • Nicole Gordon, Los Angeles
  • Michael Leslie, Los Angeles
  • Christian Marsh, San Francisco
  • Osha Meserve, Sacramento
  • Jennifer Novak, Rolling Hills
  • Peter Nyquist, Los Angeles
  • Allison Smith, Sacramento
  • Julia Stein, Los Angeles
  • Chelsea Tu, San Francisco
  • Jon Welner, San Francisco

Additional and generous help from Environmental Law Section Advisors.

The State Bar of California is an approved MCLE Providers. 

 

Terra-Petra Assists on Final Phase of Dana Strand Development in Wilmington

Terra-Petra has recently completed its role on Phase 4 of the Dana Strand project in Wilmington, California. Our team of environmental engineering professionals has been involved with this project since its inception, having worked on Phases 1, 2 and 3.

Earlier this week, nonprofit developers Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California convened in Wilmington to celebrate the groundbreaking of Vista del Mar and Camino del Mar, a new collection of 176 affordable homes.

In addition to housing, the $71 million development will offer 35,000 square feet of open and recreational space, as well as features uch as a computer lab, bicycle parking and on-site social services.  The property also is located in close proximity to the Wilmington Waterfront Park.

The projects are considered the fourth and final phase of the Dana Strand Village redevelopment, which has repurposed a 20-acre post-war military housing site.  A full buildout of the New Dana Strand, the culmination of a process that began in 2000, will provide housing for approximately 750 people.

Vista del Mar and Camino del Mar were through both public and private sources, including U.S. Bank, low income housing tax credits and tax exempt bonds from the City of Los Angeles.

Completion is expected in 2018.

Mixed-use project, called Metropolis, is unprecedented for Downtown L.A.

If you travel down through the Downtown LA area on a regular basis, you have probably noticed the every-changing skyline. As an environmental engineering firm, Terra-Petra is taking part with many of these new projects. One of which is called the Metropolis (you can't miss this large mixed-use community steadily growing along the 110 freeway). The Terra-Petra Waterproofing Division is consulting on the building envelope waterproofing system for the Metropolis project and inspecting all of the waterproofing as it gets installed. 

Read more about Metropolis and other projects currently being led by Chinese developers in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Terra-Petra Environmental Engineering Helps Developer with Pico Gateway Apartments Project Success

Terra-Petra designed the environmental engineering designs and waterproofing systems for this multifamily property in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood just sold for $22.4M a few years back. As always, Terra-Petra is quite proud to be a part of the revision and revamping of land that was up until today, unusable. The revitalization of the LA Basin continues with environmental engineering being a key component of developers' success stories. So now, in what is becoming to be known as an increasingly popular Westside area, this building is being described as a “very high-quality property in a great location." 

This Week's LA Deal Sheet

The fully occupied Pico Gateway Apartments location offers 48,275 SF of rentable space, including 7,500 SF of ground-floor retail, 39 apartments and more than 135 underground parking spaces. Just two blocks from Beverly Hills, which is also a draw, apartment amenities include double sinks for preparing kosher meals, maple hardwood floors, double-paned windows to block out street noise and appliances. 

There is also an optional Shabbat elevator for residents to use on the Jewish Sabbath. Projected growth in the area is making the neighborhood increasingly popular. A recent study shows the population on the Westside could grow by 3.4% over the next five years. 


Read the full story about this properties sale at: Bisnow.com

Terra-Petra Supports Los Angeles Micropolitan Project General Contractor

Terra-Petra supported Frymer Construction to successfully ensure the environmental integrity of the Micropolitan at Urban Lights Multifamily Community project — located near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the up-and-coming LA Metro Purple Line station in Downtown Los Angeles.

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The Micropolitan is situated near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is within a two-minute walk of the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line station, which will soon debut.

The Micropolitan is situated near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is within a two-minute walk of the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line station, which will soon debut.

LOS ANGELES — A private 1031 exchange investor has purchased The Micropolitan at Urban Lights, a 45-unit multifamily community in the Miracle Mile submarket of Los Angeles, for $27.1 million. The community is located at 739 S. Ogden Drive.

The Micropolitan was built in 2015. It is situated near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is within a two-minute walk of the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line station, which will soon debut.

Ron Harris and Paul Darrow of Institutional Property Advisors represented the seller, Micropolitan, a subsidiary of Psomas, in this transaction.

 

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