J. A. Street & Associates receives a 2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award Posted June 23, 2014

The Davis Pipe Site in Sullivan County utilized a 60-acre parcel of land for fabrication of welded stainless steel and alloy pipe and fittings from 1977 to 2004. The site sat vacant for eight years. In 2012, the site was approved for a Brownfield redevelopment by way of Birch Street Properties, LLC. The first Resource Conservation and Recovery Act brownfield agreement in the State of Tennessee with the cooperation and collaboration of the TDEC Division of Solid Waste Management, TDEC Division of Remediation, Region IV EPA, Sullivan County officials and J.A. Street & Associates – the result of a true public/private partnership. The site contains seven permanent industrial buildings and several secondary structures, including an office trailer, guard shack, diked containment area, three wooden sheds, and an engineered liner system that covers a closed-in-place hazardous waste management unit. Surveys indicated that there was not significant contamination and that it was suitable for restricted redevelopment. This project has developed numerous public and private relationships.  Birch Street Properties has developed relationships with the county government, the local community, and the business community. A special relationship has developed between Birch Street Properties and a local church outreach program that is occupying one of the buildings.  The church outreach group assists with general site maintenance in lieu of paying rent for an open space. This private/public partnership has allowed these businesses to operate on site and employ 60-plus persons which in turn contribute to the economic base of the small town of Blountville.