Newport News Receives $1 Million to Revitalize NeighborhoodMarch 9, 2021
The former Chase Packaging site at 1300 Marshall Avenue is enrolled in the state’s Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP), which is administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Under this program, City and Economic Development Authority staff collaborate with DEQ officials to complete the environmental remediation of the Chase site and prepare it for future redevelopment.
Currently, the EDA is removing the approximately 200,000-square-foot concrete slab remaining from the previously demolished building. Storage tanks from previous industrial uses of the site, along with their contents, have already been assessed, removed and recycled, and accomplishing the slab demolition will be a major step toward completing the remediation work at the site.