Harrison Avenue Landfill

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The 85 acre former Harrison Avenue Landfill (HAL) is located in the Cramer Hill neighborhood of Camden. The landfill was operated by the City of Camden as a municipal landfill from 1952 to 1971 and must be closed in accordance with NJDEP regulations. One parcel of the HAL is planned for near-term redevelopment as the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. The Center will provide educational, recreational, social service, fitness and arts programs, and include a worship center and early childhood care center.

Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions, Inc. (BRS) has provided project management services to represent the interest of the Camden Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in the property’s environmental investigation and remediation, and subsequent redevelopment.

Other services include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on landfill closure matters
  • Coordinating with NJDEP, Salvation Army, Cramer Hill Community Development Corporation, and other stakeholders
  • Leveraging millions of dollars in project funding through NJDEP HDSRF and USEPA Grants
  • Assisting the CRA in obtaining qualified contractors to conduct the remedial investigation and closure activities, including the preparation of technical scopes of work, Requests for Proposal, and reviews of contractor qualifications and proposals
  • Providing input to streamline the environmental approval processes
  • Providing community outreach support through preparation of fact sheets and participation in community meetings
  • Leading strategy sessions to plan for paths forward; particularly related to the funding of various remedial options

Location: Camden, New Jersey
Client: Camden Redevelopment Agency, City Hall, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 95120, Camden, NJ 08101-5120