Environmental Challenges of Urban Real Estate: Building on Old Landfills

Urban areas like Dallas and Fort Worth have a range of environmental concerns that may hamper deal-making for real estate professionals.  Whitehead E. S. specializes in real estate deals on contaminated properties such as filling stations, dry cleaners, and even properties located on old closed landfills. In Dallas, land west of IH-35 was historically used for […]

PST Removal and Closure of Former Bread Facility in Dallas

Whitehead E. S. recently assisted a client in closing a former bakery in Dallas through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ’s) Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Program.  The property historically operated as a distribution facility for baked bread from at least 1950 until 1970.  During that time, a 1,000-gallon gasoline underground storage tank (UST) was […]

The Transaction Screen – Potential Option to Phase I ESA on Selected Properties

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) should be performed under the guidelines of ASTM Method E1527-13 and in compliance with the regulations of U. S. EPA All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI).  The Phase I ESA is generally the baseline requirement for real estate loans.  The Phase I ESA is also a great idea for cash […]

Super Fun with Superfund

Whitehead E. S. conducted a Phase I ESA and subsequent Phase II Investigation for a client that wanted to purchase a property in the Dallas area that was a closed State Superfund case. The project Site consisted of the Superfund site (former plating company) and an adjacent property used for storage. At the time of […]

“Fast and No Free Product”

Water in bailer

Whitehead E. S. recently assisted a small family business in Dallas with the successful regulatory closure through the TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Division.  The family owned and operated a small convenience store with fueling services but could not sell the property to an interested buyer since the Site was in the TCEQ Leaking PST […]

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!

exterior of dry cleaner

Whitehead E. S. worked side-by-side with a local remediation firm, Environmental Logistics Company (ELC), to close a Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) case on a dry cleaner located in Fort Worth, Texas. The Site was impacted with chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including tetrachloroethene (commonly referred to as “perc”) and its common degradation products in the […]

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Closure of Property Through the State Innocent Owner Program

exterior shot of alley way with possible groundwater issue

Whitehead E.S. is a Texas-based environmental consulting firm that specializes in the assessment, remediation, and regulatory closure of contaminated properties. Many of the properties we work with are located in urban areas of Texas such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.  Whitehead E. S. assisted a local property investor to obtain an Innocent […]

Rockin’ and Rollin’ To Regulatory Closure

Loader digging at a job site

Whitehead E. S. is assisting a real estate developer to remediate and close a contaminated property through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ’s) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Program. The property is located in Old East Dallas and was historically developed with a gasoline service station from the mid-1930s […]

The Ghost Is Clear

Loader pulling a storage tank out of the ground

Whitehead E.S. assisted a private estate in southwest Dallas with the removal and successful regulatory closure through the TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Division. The private estate, which was historically a dairy operation, was initially in the process of a property transfer when Whitehead E.S. was contracted to complete a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment […]

No Further Action Letter for Tank on Dallas Property

storage tank being pulled out of the ground

Whitehead E.S. recently assisted a south Dallas entity with assessment of a commercial property and subsequent removal of an “out of service” gasoline underground storage tank (UST).  Whitehead E. S. performed a Phase I ESA of the property that identified an out of service gasoline UST as a Recognized Environmental Concern (REC).  Whitehead E. S. […]

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