Manassas, VA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/07/2014 -- EnviroSolutions Holdings, Inc. (ESI) announced today that it has filed changes to its proposed Green Energy Park on the site of its construction debris landfill in Lorton Virginia. The Green Energy Park concept was originally conceived in 2010 based on community suggestions and has since been modified numerous times based on input and feedback from various stakeholder groups, engineers and consultants, and County staff.
“Over the course of the public’s participation in the development of the Fairfax Green Energy Park proposal, residents of the local community and the County have spoken to many aspects of the plan,” said Conrad Mehan of ESI.
“There is significant backing for the green energy components of the proposal. However, in recent discussions some commentators expressed concerns about the size of the project, the term of the proposed extension and the need to protect local neighborhoods from the impact of truck traffic. As a member of this community, ESI has listened and responded.”
On Wednesday, March 26th ESI submitted amended Development Conditions to address these issues.
- ESI's revised application would reduce the length of the requested extension by 27 percent (or 6 years) to year-end 2034. ESI has also agreed to enter into a covenant, as requested by the local community, which would assure the community of the permanent closure of the landfill at year-end 2034.
- ESI has agreed to a reduction of 36% from the remaining available height of the landfill from the currently approved 412 feet, thereby mitigating the visual impact of the site.
- ESI would maintain its commitment to give up its rights in perpetuity to the mixed waste recycling facility across Furnace Road opposite the landfill. This would forever protect the road network north of the landfill from being impacted by truck- related activity from the site.
- ESI also remains committed to providing significant financial contributions to the county and local stakeholders. This includes $3.2M for local ball fields and recreational facilities and $10 million for local community needs. In addition, Fairfax County would receive an estimated $2.5 million in shared revenues from the renewable energy and the equivalent of $7.0 million in electricity for use at local County facilities.
ESI remains fully committed to the ideals and implementation of the Green Energy Park with all of its four renewable energy elements. The Green Energy Park would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.6 million tons over the life of the project and includes a renewable energy education feature for the public. The facility would support the County's long-term disposal and recycling capacity goals necessary for redevelopment and revitalization projects in Fairfax County and would create an incubator for renewable energy jobs and technologies in Fairfax County.
“ESI has always placed a high priority on being a good neighbor and a great corporate citizen. As part of our commitment to Fairfax County and Lorton, we listened to the community and we responded with meaningful modifications to our proposal,” concluded Mehan.