Marion P. Thomas Charter School Brownfield Redevelopment

Project Overview

LAN collaborated with Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) to assist with the environmental and geotechnical aspects of acquiring and developing 12 abandoned and vacant brownfield lots, located at the starting point of the 1967 Newark riots. The 12 brownfield lots were developed into new classrooms for 160+ students at the new school facility for MPTCS. LAN’s in-house License Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) was the LSRP of record for the project and provided environmental and engineering services for the property acquisitions and development. The scope of work included: brownfields acquisition and development, preliminary assessments (PAR), site investigations (SI), remedial investigations (RI), geophysical investigations, geotechnical investigations, underground storage tank (UST) investigations, removals, and remediation, NJDEP reporting, soil excavation and disposal, groundwater well installations and investigations, engineered capping, deed notice, cost recovery, hazardous discharge site remediation funding (HDSRF), and UST funding. 

The majority of the MPTCS design and engineering work was originally provided by other firms, but after LAN became involved and discovered the constricting environmental conditions on the site, LAN took over and successfully reengineered the project. LAN remediated all the environmental conditions and provided construction management and surveying services to get the project back on track and successfully completed. The MPTCS project exemplifies LAN’s unique capabilities to perform a wide range of in house environmental, engineering, architectural, planning and surveying services that provide a cost-effective solution to time sensitive projects.


Marion P. Thomas Charter School


Newark, NJ

Completion Date

August 2014


K-12 Education


Environmental Services, Surveying

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