The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was created to
respond to rising residential foreclosures and property abandonment, with the
main purpose to stabilize neighborhoods negatively impacted by foreclosures.
AMRC was retained by the Lee County Division of County Lands, to perform a
Phase I ESA of a residential property located in Cape Coral to satisfy program
requirements. The objective of a Phase I ESA is to permit a User to satisfy one
of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner, contiguous property
owner, or bona fide prospective purchaser limitations on CERCLA liability. The
practice constitutes “All Appropriate Inquiry” into the previous ownership and
uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice as
defined in 42 U.S.C. Section 9601(35)(B) and the American Society of Testing
and Materials (ASTM) Standard of Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I
Environmental Site Assessment Process, E 1527–05.
The scope of services performed for this Phase I ESA included four essential components: interviews, records review, site reconnaissance, and reporting. Based on the information gathered, AMRC concluded that the assessment did not reveal evidence of recognized environmental conditions in connection with the property. This will allow the property to be re-sold to a new family and revitalize the neighborhood.