The announcement of new developments, especially new housing, is always welcome, given nationwide shortages. Wood Partners recently spoke of its Alta Cuvee project in Rancho Cucamonga, CA., an area experiencing high growth rates. With the construction currently underway, the community plans to open in late 2024.
Careful development companies follow all environmental guidelines set forth by local, state, and federal agencies to ensure sustainability. At the Alta Cuvee project, SCS Engineers performed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, ensuring due diligence on the part of Wood Partners.
Today’s commercial real estate transactions take environmental issues into consideration. Complex laws can impose significant environmental liabilities on purchasers, sellers, and lenders, whether or not they caused the problem and whether or not they still own the property.
When looking for a new home, look for reputable companies that perform due diligence. When looking for environmental due diligence services, look for engineers and consultants providing comprehensive services for the welfare of future tenants, owners, and your firm’s reputation.
All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) is a process of evaluating the environmental condition of a property and assessing the likelihood of contamination. Parties must comply with the requirements of the AAI Rule or follow the standards set forth in the ASTM E1527-13 or E1527-21 Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to satisfy the statutory requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries.