KIPP-Highway 6


KIPP Public Charter Schools


8500 Hwy 6 S, Houston, TX 77083

Project Cost


Project Size

124,000 sf

Date Completed

June 2015

Services Provided

Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments, AHERA Asbestos Assessment, Plans and Specifications for Asbestos Abatement and Oversight, Air Monitoring, and Building Demolition, Soil Remediation and Permitting

Project Description

InControl Technologies was retained by KIPP Houston to provide environmental due diligence services as part of the pre-acquisition of the former Sunbelt Spa Facility in western Harris County.  The initial scope of work included a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) along with an AHERA Level asbestos assessment.  InControl Technologies identified several recognized environmental concerns including large quantities of solvents and material used in the manufacturing of fiberglass spa shells.  Historically, the site was an oil tool/pipe coating operation as well.  Based on these findings, InControl Technologies recommended a limited Phase 2 ESA to evaluate the significance of the identified recognized environmental conditions.

The Phase 2 ESA included the advancement of several soil borings and temporary groundwater monitoring wells.  Minor levels of contamination were identified in three different areas of the property.  Only one of the areas ultimately required soil remediation.  Since the contaminants had not adversely impacted shallow groundwater, InControl Technologies was able to develop a stream lined approach to address the soil contamination.

Based on the findings from the Phase 2 ESA and the Asbestos Assessment, InControl Technologies developed a site environmental development plan to address the defined environmental conditions associated with the subject property.  InControl Technologies prepared a Self-Implementation Notice to address the one area of soil contamination.  The plan was submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Corrective Action Section.  A permanent groundwater monitoring well was installed to demonstrate that groundwater had not been impacted from the historical spill of acetone.  The soil was then excavated and hauled offsite for disposal. InControl Technologies submitted a Response Action Completion Report to document the removal of the impacted soil.

KIPP's goal was to redevelop the property into an educational facility; so, InControl Technologies conducted an asbestos assessment of the four on-site buildings.  Once the property began renovation, InControl Technologies provided construction oversight during the asbestos abatement, completed demolition of two buildings, partial demolition of two buildings, and removal of pavement.  Over time, this scope increased, and InControl provided sawcutting for utilities in the main building and completed the removal of Building 3.