The tender for the demolition of the Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield site is close to completion, Brantford’s general manager of community services, Greg Dworak, told committee of the whole Monday night.
Cole Engineering Group, a firm that has done previous work at the Greenwich-Mohawk site, will oversee project management for the demolition, with the firm that will actually undertake the demolition to be chosen after the city receives requests for proposals.
City staff is also negotiating new terms for a $12 million soil remediation funding agreement with Industry Canada. The goals of the renegotiation – spurred by talks between Mayor Chris Friel and MP Phil McColeman – are to secure the bulk of the federal funding during the early stages of site cleanup and to limit the city’s financial exposure by setting a cap on the municipal contribution.
According to the schedule for work at the brownfield site, demolition will begin at 66 Mohawk St. – with the exception of the timekeepers’ building – and then move to 347 Greenwich St.
While the city’s goal is to clean the entire 52-acre site, a staff report on brownfield remediation presented to council Monday night acknowledged the possibility that the entire site may not ultimately be remediated.