Commerce City, CO —The more than $200 million Stapleton Redevelopment project is still underway of its transformation from an international airport to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. While many local organizations and businesses have come together over the ongoing 16-year project, Earth Services & Abatement (ESA) of Commerce City has maintained its working presence in Stapleton, for over 17 years.
Final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are in progress, with a finish date for environmental remediation slated for the end of this June.
ESA is completing the last major landfill remediation on the Highline Canal, Phase II portion of the project. This area is approximately 45,000 cubic yards of landfill material from a 1960s-era landfill site. The firm is working concurrently on the former control tower abatement to make way for one of the new highlights of the redevelopment project, Punch Bowl Social — a popular bar, restaurant and bowling alley.
Although the work is not yet fully completed, the transformation of the former airport site is currently home to 20,000-plus residents.
Photo courtesy of ESA