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The James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields
Project of the Year

james d p farrellThis award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, is awarded to a Brownfields project in which an EBC member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence notwithstanding the social, economic, technical and institutional challenges imposed.

To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of James D.P. Farrell to the Brownfields Program, a resolution of the Board of Directors on January 10, 2005 advanced the name of this award to the James D.P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year Award.

James D.P. Farrell (1958-2004) actively participated in the EBC Brownfields Committee and Brownfields programs while at the Massachusetts AG’s office where he was chief of the brownfields unit. He was instrumental in making the brownfields redevelopment process work in Massachusetts and was often involved in delicate negotiations among developers, municipalities and former owners of contaminated sites. Jim was admired for his work on complex Superfund negotiations – including negotiations in New England. As a DOJ attorney on the General Electric Pittsfield case, Jim’s ideas during negotiations helped parties reach an unprecedented settlement. Jim’s work for the AG’s office strengthened the partnership between EPA New England and the state. He was a valued member of the South Weymouth Naval Base case team, where he helped bring together representatives of the business, environmental and military communities for site cleanup and redevelopment.

Prior to 1999, he worked in the environmental enforcement division at the U.S. Department of Justice and as an aide to U.S. Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire.

Congratulations to the winning project of the 2017 EBC James D. P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year

Award Project: XSS Hotels Brownfields Project

In Recognition of the Multi-faceted, Twenty Year Collaborative Remediation and Transformation of the Chelsea, Massachusetts Former Lawrence Metal Forming Company From an Urban Brownfield Site into a XSS  Hotels Facility

Award Recipients:

  • XSS Hotels
  • Economic Development Board, City of Chelsea
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 1
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • MassDevelopment
  • CDW Consultants, Inc.
  • Allen & Major Associates, Inc.
  • Masterson Construction Corp.
  • Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken, P.A.
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • Weston & Sampson
  • Foley Hoag LLP
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