Funding for Remediation Associated with Redevelopment
Rama Ruttala, PMP, Senior Project Manager, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
The Bonnet Spring Park (former CSX Transportation) Site is approximately 200-acres of vacant land which is currently being developed as Bonnet Spring Park, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. The Bonnet Spring Park (former CSX Transportation) Site originally operated as railroad switching and maintenance yard for nearly a hundred years and was decommissioned circa 1983. Historical use of the Site left several areas of soil and groundwater contamination. Delineated petroleum hydrocarbon impacts in soil and groundwater at multiple locations across the site. Advance Cleanup Application for Redevelopment (ACR) and funding was approved for $1M towards cleanup of proposed Welcome Center Building and associated parking lots area. Completed remedial activities in 45 days to facilitate on-going Welcome Center Building activities. Also submitted Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit (VCTC) application under Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement.
Mr. Rama Ruttala, PMP has a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Florida International University, Miami and 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Mr. Rama Ruttala is currently Program Manager in Terracon’s Tampa office, Florida.