Former Schmidt’s Brewery: Girard Avenue and North 2nd Street, Philadelphia

This former Schmidt’s brewery site is bounded by Girard Avenue to the north, Hancock Street to the northeast, Wildey Street to the southeast, Germantown Avenue to the southwest, and North 2nd Street to the west in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. The former Schmidt’s Brewery is situated on 9.4 acres consisting of approximately 170 formerly individual tax lots. The Site is located within the City of Philadelphia’s American Street Enterprise Zone as designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
The subject site was designated as a Special Industrial Area and was entered into the PADEP Voluntary Cleanup Program. The redevelopment effort intends to change the former industrial land use, to a mix of commercial and residential. REPSG implemented a Baseline Environmental Investigation which documented areas of environmental concern.

On behalf of the local residents, The City of Philadelphia requested the development and implementation of a Public Involvement Plan (PIP). REPSG acted as the lead environmental consultant to provide public information and conduct public involvement meetings in accordance with the PIP.

REPSG directly performed environmental remediation of soil and removal of structures and developed required project plans, such as Health and Safety Plan, Materials Management Plan, and a Contaminant Reduction Plan. REPSG prepared the Combined Baseline Report and Final Report demonstrating attainment of a Statewide Health Standard for submission to the PADEP.

The report was submitted to the PADEP in March 2006.

Current Status

The Site is currently in the PADEP Voluntary Cleanup Program. A Combined Baseline Report and Final Report demonstrating attainment of a Statewide Health Standard has been submitted by REPSG to the PADEP in March 2006. The site is currently undergoing redevelopment with mixed-use commercial and residential development that includes an 18-story condominium and commercial store complex.

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About Suzanne Shourds

"Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet." Carl Sagan
Suzanne studied Biology and Chemistry at Rowan University where she received her B.S. degree in 2001, before going on to earn her M.Ed. in Biology and Geography from Frostburg State University. She joined REPSG in 2006 where she works in the Risk Management Services Department. A resident of Collingswood, NJ, Suzanne is a board member for the Collingswood Junior Women’s Club, is a Co-Leader for a local Girl Scout Troop, and volunteers with Collingswood TV.