Glen Raven Mills


Name Glen Raven Mills
Address 800 Manning Street, Kinston NC
Acres 11.6
Grant Type Environmental Assessment
Status Completed 10/21/2016



The Phase I ESA was completed at this property on December 30, 2015. The 11.6-acre property includes one parcel and is located at 800 Manning Street, south of the intersection of Hood Street and Atlantic Avenue. The property is improved with three structures associated with the former Glen Raven Mill. According to aerial photography and historical Sanborn maps, the site has been occupied by a cotton/spinning mill and residential dwellings since at least 1914. At the time of the inspection, a portion of the subject site was occupied by the National Spinning Company and the remaining onsite structures were vacant. RECs identified in the Phase I ESA included the historical operation of the site as a cotton/spilling mill from 1914 until 2002; historical industrial use of the northeast adjacent property, including storage and use of coal; and the historical use of the west adjacent property as a power plant with a documented release of petroleum.

The Phase II ESA was completed at the property on October 21, 2016 to determine if the RECs identified in the Phase I ESA will hinder potential future redevelopment activities. Assessment activities were conducted in two phases. During the first phase, six soil borings were advanced at the site and six permanent monitoring wells were installed. During the second phase, six sub-slab soil gas samples were collected from two on-site structures.

Successfully entered into the North Carolina Brownfields Program!

Results of the Phase II ESA indicated that soils at the site were impacted by several constituents above North Carolina Protection of Groundwater Preliminary Soil Remediation Goals (PSRGs). Constituents were not detected in groundwater above NCGQS and based on laboratory analysis of soil gas samples collected at the site, it is unlikely that vapor intrustion will hinder future development at the site. Concentrations of COCs detected at the site should not pose a health risk to current or future occupants of the site or impede future redevelopment plans. A North Carolina Brownfields Agreement (BFA) for this site has been executed and filed with the property deed on September 18, 2017. The BFA is, in effect, a covenant not-to-sue offered to a prospective developer (PD) of a brownfields property. Under a BFA, a PD agrees to perform those actions deemed by the department to be essential to make the property suitable for the proposed reuse. In return, the department agrees to limit the liability of the PD to those actions described in the BFA. This allows the PD to go to a lending institution with a defined, instead of an open-ended, liability for environmental cleanup. Through such agreements, redevelopment at these brownfields sites will be encouraged, lessening the incentive for developers to move into “greenfields” area. The finalized BFA for this site will increase its marketability to potential developers who wish to redevelop this site with new, vibrant businesses bringing additional jobs and economic growth to the area.

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