Underground Storage Tank (UST) sites dot the American landscape of virtually every community, large and small. While many gas stations continue to serve our communities with vital fuel supplies and groceries, there are many sites that no longer provide those services and are currently vacant or underutilized. State UST programs are committed to preventing releases and for overseeing the proper assessment and cleanup of sites where petroleum releases have occurred. Through the years, State programs have evolved to assist our community leaders and developers in decision-making processes related to redevelopment of these sites. While the final cleanup of a site is an essential milestone in our programs, the utilization of the sites for new purposes, whether it is a coffee shop or a new park, often adds an enhancement to our cleanup efforts.
The ASTSWMO LUST Task Force developed this webpage to present information on redevelopment stories that have occurred in States across the country. UST sites have historically been located on main thoroughfares and busy intersections, which can offer redevelopment opportunities for new business ventures and housing for the community. Thousands of sites have been redeveloped across the country and the stories below represent a small number. The redevelopment of UST release sites are often considered routine in the cleanup process but in reality each one of the redevelopment stories is a success in ensuring that our communities have an active tax base and serve as an enhancement to a community’s quality of life.
The LUST Task Force will provide updates to this compendium and add additional redevelopment stories periodically. All site-specific stories provided herein were developed by individual State Tanks programs and provided to ASTSWMO for its use. ASTSWMO is not responsible for any of the information provided in the enclosed information sheets, and all questions or comments on individual sites should be directed to the individual State programs. Contact ASTSWMO staff if you wish to contribute a story to this webpage.