March 11

A Historic Drycleaning Building Undergoes Adaptive Reuse

EnviroForensics provided insurance archeology, remediation, and redevelopment services to the new owner of a historic industrial property prominently located in Evansville’s downtown TIF district.


A large, historic drycleaning property built in the early 1900s was impacted with PCE contamination, which spread to a nearby landmark, the Willard Carpenter House. Both properties had recently become vacant, and contamination issues ended several redevelopment deals.


An investor purchased the drycleaning property and retained EnviroForensics, who located the historical insurance coverage to pay for the necessary cleanup. EnviroForensics conducted remedial actions required to get the site through the regulatory closure process. The cleanup at both the drycleaning property and the Willard Carpenter House was funded by historical insurance coverage.


The former drycleaning building is undergoing adaptive reuse as an office building while EnviroForensics’ remedial activities are being performed, without conflict or delay to the redevelopment project.