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LAKEVIEW BLUFFS | Site Remediation and Development | Lake County, OH
Hull is proud to have been instrumental in one of the most creative brownfield redevelopment projects in the country today:  Lakeview Bluffs, a massive project located on the shores of Lake Erie and the banks of the Grand River. After nearly 10 years of negotiations, planning, risk assessments, and remediation, this 1,100-acre former home of the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works is now beginning to bear fruit - literally.
Hull was hired by a Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) group that partnered with northeast Ohio city officials and private investors to complete:
  • Phase I and II site assessments;
  • Risk assessments;
  • Feasibility Studies;
  • Remedy designs;
  • Cost estimates;
  • Two successful CORF grant applications;
  • Community outreach;
  • Land use planning;
  • Remediation, demolition, and construction management; and
  • No Further Action (NFA) support documents.
Hull's civil and geotechnical engineers and ecologists collaborated to develop and implement a plan to enhance the Grand River corridor meandering through the property and return the area to a more natural state.
Today, remedial and construction work is well underway at Lakeview Bluffs, including the construction of more than 1.2 miles of shoreline revetment along Lake Erie as part of the creation of a lakefront beach and park; the construction of an 18-hole golf course, golf academy and clubhouse; and the restoration of extensive stream bank area along the Grand River.  Upcoming construction projects include expansion of the vineyard; the development of The Bluffs golf residential community, winery and trout club facilities; the Lakefront Town Center and Lakeview Bluffs Resort Village, hotel and sports academy complex; and additional residential communities south of the Grand River.
Read the Harvard Case Study on Lakeview Bluffs.