Mariah Burnett, previously an intern for Triterra, joins the Triterra team as a Geologist. Mariah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) along with a Professional Geographic Information Systems Certificate from Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan). Mariah’s work at Triterra will focus primarily on contaminant investigation and remediation projects along with aiding on environmental due diligence projects. Her responsibilities include coordinating field work, communicating with subcontractors, completing subsurface investigations, overseeing remediation work, and preparing technical reports. Mariah has a thorough understanding of Part 201 (Environmental Remediation) and Part 213 (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks) regulations, which allows her to evaluate sites and determine effective and economical solutions to environmental situations that arise from our client’s operations.
Project: 409 on Nine
Location: Ferndale, Michigan
Triterra conducted environmental due diligence and vapor mitigation services on this mixed-use, multi-story development located along the 9 Mile corridor in the immediate vicinity of City Hall in Downtown Ferndale. Triterra also assisted in amending a restrictive covenant, which then allowed for the planned development and secured $2.6 million in Brownfield Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Redevelopment of the site had been previously hindered due to extensive brownfield conditions including, but not limited to, outdated building structures and site features, and the presence of soil, groundwater, and soil gas contamination. The project was only financially feasible through the implementation of financial incentives to address Brownfield conditions.
Completed in 2020, the project increased urban density and existing green space in the corridor, as well as provided additional housing and employment in the downtown area.