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Community to help craft future for closed landfill, adjacent parcels

Master planning for Leichner Landfill to begin in 2014 following today’s approval


Don Benton, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext. 5358

Vancouver, WA – An effort to plan new uses for the closed Leichner Landfill and adjacent properties will begin in early 2014.

The Board of County Commissioners today approved an agreement with Maul Foster & Alongi Inc. of Vancouver to lead a master planning effort for the landfill and nearby parcels. The project will involve working closely with area residents and other community stakeholders.

In 2011, Clark County purchased the 74-acre landfill and 46 acres of adjacent property. Any future uses must not interfere with post-closure monitoring and maintenance.

Property to the north is included in plans for extension of Northeast 99th Street. In addition, a 35-acre area to the south is flat, has no buried garbage and is zoned light industrial.

Maul Foster & Alongi is a multidisciplinary consulting firm with extensive experience working on “brownfields,” former industrial sites with low levels of contamination. The firm’s proposal scored the highest of four presented to the county.

“Although this site has some distinct challenges, it also represents a tremendous recreational and commercial asset for the public,” said Don Benton, the county’s director of Environmental Services.”

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