101-113 Franklin Street and 106 Pleasant Street Environmental Investigation

Introduction 

The 101-113 Franklin Street and 106 Pleasant Street parcels that collectively make up the Site are situated on City-owned land and are currently listed as a parking lot and grass-covered vacant land respectively.  The two parcels total approximately 0.7 acres together. The City is conducting environmental due diligence at this future City development site, specifically to identify the location of underground storage tanks (USTs) that may still be on the Site and any environmental impact on soil and/or groundwater.

Site Map

 101-113 Franklin St and 106 Pleasant St Site Map 

History & Previous Studies 

The Site’s history indicates that the Site was formerly approved for use as a “Parking Station” starting in 1935, a historical type of full service parking lot that sometimes included fuel dispensing. There are records that document the installation of USTs at the Site on 101-113 Franklin Street. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) performed by Day Environmental Inc. in 2018 identified Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with the previous use of the adjoining properties which include, but are not limited to, a gasoline station and a dry cleaning facility. A recent geophysical survey performed by Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. identified three (3) magnetic anomalies on the Site.  Links to both of these documents can found in the section below.

Further Information 

For further detailed information, please refer to the following documents:

If you have additional questions about the project, please contact the City’s project manager: Joseph J. Biondolillo, Associate Environmental Specialist, Division of Environmental Quality (585) 428-6649, or email him.