NINIGRET TECHNOLOGY PARK - land reclamation done right
In March 2002, we announced a major expansion of Ninigret Park to an adjacent 405 acres, making the Park Utah’s 4th largest commercial development, the largest project of its type in 30 years. The purpose behind acquiring the 405-acre property was to develop, lease and own significant amounts of industrial, flex and office space and to sell strategic blocks of land to end users. Currently 400 acres have been sold or under contract and 80% of the infrastructure is completed.
Equally important, the 405-acre expansion area is a prime example of a successful cooperative effort between the state’s regulatory agencies and private industry in transforming a environmentally impaired property into a productive new development. The 400 acres were used by its former owners, Harshaw Chemical and Engelhard Corporation, as tailing ponds and had remained economically barren for some time. Ninigret Construction Company is completing the process of remediating the property, with the cooperation of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, by treating the pond sludge, drying the material and recompacting the soil in order to make the site buildable. It is currently in the very last stage of remediation and development.