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Northampton,  Massachusetts
Hampshire County
Street Address: Masonic Street
Zip Code: 01060

EPA ID #: MAB000103114
Site ID #: 0103114
Site Alias:
Type of Funding: Targeted Brownfields Assessment

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Current Status
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A Phase I Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) was completed on 2/2/2000
A Phase II Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) was completed on 2/15/2001
A Cleanup Options Study/Cost Estimate was completed on 2/15/2001

The city of Northampton hired a contractor, O'Reilly Talbot Okun, to conduct an assessment of a "hot spot" that was reported in the Phase II TBA in 2001. The contractor found that the "hot spot" was below the standard contamination level and the rest of the site did not need any cleanup so no cleanup was needed for the site. In summer of 2001, the city completed a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the property was sold to the nonprofit, Media Education Foundation, in August 2001. The nonprofit started to rehabilitate the two buildings (a maintenance building and the former fire house building) in summer of 2002 and the nonprofit moved into its office space in March 2003. The redevelopment of the two buildings cost a total of $1.16 million and Media Education Foundation received financing of $1.12 million from Mass Development Bank and Florence Saving Bank and the nonprofit raised the rest of the funding by themselves. The old maintenance building was sold by the nonprofit to a private individual and is currently being renovated for residential space. The former fire house houses the office space for the nonprofit and a retail space (that was recently rented to a coffee and bakery cafe.) The nonprofit employees 14 people and the coffee/bakery cafe will employee about 3 to 4 people.

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OSRR Records and Information Center, 1st Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (HSC), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1440

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EPA Project Manager
Address: One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HIO), Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone #:617-918-1389
E-Mail Address:byrne.james@epa.gov

State Contact
Address:MADEP, 436 Dwight Street, 5th Floor, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone #:413-755-2226
E-Mail Address:

Local Contact
Address:City of Northampton, Office of Planning and Development, 210 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Phone #:413-587-1265
E-Mail Address:

Local ContactSUT JHALLY
Address:Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Phone #:(800) 897-0089 or (413) 584-8500
E-Mail Address:sutj@comm.umass.edu


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