Client: Continental Development Corporation

Location: Marina Del Rey, California


  • Regulatory Engagement, Interactions, & Negotiation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Soil Management Plan
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Vapor Mitigation

Date: 2015 – 2020

BEC was retained by Continental Development Corporation to provide strategic support for their acquisition/redevelopment of a creative office space in Marina Del Rey, CA. Based on an initial Phase I and Phase II assessment by BEC, the site had been utilized for various industrial purposes since the 1950s, and soil and groundwater were known to be impacted with VOCs, including tetrachloroethene (PCE).

BEC assisted in negotiations with the Buyer (Client) and the Seller to ensure that the Buyer was not contractually responsible for any future cleanup in soil and groundwater. BEC also conducted meetings with the Client team, Seller, and the agency in charge of cleanup at the site (Regional Water Quality Control Board – RWQCB), to help facilitate the transition of ownership in support of the property redevelopment.  The RWQCB issued soil closure for the site in 2018.

BEC developed and implemented a Soil Management Plan (SMP) during grading. Soil was monitored to either confirm it was safe for use on-Site or stockpiled and disposed off-Site. BEC evaluated several fill sites and selected the most appropriate site for clean soil to import. In addition, BEC recommended and facilitated the installation of passive vapor mitigation systems (VMS) under all occupied buildings at the site.

Based in part on BEC’s efforts, construction at Del Rey Campus was successfully completed in August 2020. The new space includes over 160,000 square feet of new creative office space and shared open space areas, including an outdoor café and fitness center.