Reaping the Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment


100 acres of a former automobile scrap yard in Andover, Minnesota lay dormant with hazardous soil and asbestos. The site was considered brownfield, and needed remediation before it could be redeveloped into a new commercial development site.


The City of Andover hired SEH to provide multi-disciplined services to support the redevelopment of a 100-acre contaminated automotive salvage site for use as commercial property. The project’s street, utility, and site grading improvements required the team to balance site improvements with contamination remediation and on-site wetland mitigation. The team worked in coordination with an adjacent landfill property and the local watershed district to minimize collateral impacts.


  • Redevelopment of approximately 100-acre contaminated automotive salvage site
  • Street, utility, and site grading improvements for new commercial use
  • 42-foot-wide roadway, approximately a half mile long
  • Boulevard treatment included a sidewalk, trail, lighting, and landscaping
  • Onsite wetland mitigation created and hydraulically supported by adjacent storm pond infiltration
  • Significant environmental remediation work performed to clean up contaminated soils
  • Coordination with adjacent landfill property (superfund site)
  • Significant coordination with the local watershed district for wetland impacts

Andover North Station Area Redevelopment

Andover, Minnesota

City of Andover

Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering