The city Office of Environmental Remediation is preparing to clean up the site where a four-story hotel will be built.
The office is proposing to take several steps to remediate the site at 132-10 149 Ave. in South Jamaica, including the excavation of soil and the installation of a vapor barrier system.
It also plans to place a 30-inch thick concrete slab underneath the building to “prevent human exposure to residual soil/fill remaining under the site.”
The site requires environmental remediation because the city found “volatile organic compounds, pesticides, PCBs and metals” in the soil where the hotel will be located.
Why are we still building hotels when the ones we already have are being repurposed as homeless shelters? Oh, I think I just answered my own question.