BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND THE REVITALIZATION OF THE ROCKFORD DOWNTOWN RIVER DISTRICT
Notable challenges were encountered due to the site's proximity to the Rock River and the need to maintain the structural integrity of the site. Given these physical challenges, a combination of in-situ chemical oxidation and contaminant removal was chosen to remediate contaminants found at the site including beneath the existing building’s footprint. Contaminant transport modeling in groundwater was also complicated by the proximity to the river and its location to shallow limestone bedrock. The Former Ingersoll site is now in the final stages of construction and redevelopment and has been awarded a draft No Further Remediation letter. The letter will be finalized when construction on the new UW Health Sports Factory indoor sports complex is complete. The UW Health Sports Factory is set to open in May 2015. The successful remediation at the Former Ingersoll site has proven to be an integral part of Rockford’s long-term redevelopment goal of updating the urban infrastructure of the downtown river district.