EBC Lunchtime Webinar: Spotlight on Outstanding Collaboration – Polar Park


Date: March 22, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Please join the Environmental Business Council for an afternoon of collaborative discussion, as the team behind the 2022 EBC Nicholas Humber Environmental-Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration joins us to discuss their award winning project, Polar Park.

The award-winning team members will present a project overview and focus on the art of team building and maintaining a strong professional network, adapting to project challenges, and the importance of communication when working with a diverse group of collaborators and stakeholders.

A robust moderated discussion with the award team will conclude the program. This webinar is hosted by the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee.

Agenda Details:

Program Chair:

  • Konrad Kulacki, Managing Scientist, Exponent

Award Winning Project Discussion:

  • Peter Dunn, Chief Development Officer, Executive Office of Economic Development, City of Worcester, MA
  • Patricia M. Pinto, Senior Vice President, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
  • Keith Martin, Vice President, Skanska USA, Inc.
Additional information can be found within the tabs above.

About the project:

The EBC Nicholas Humber Award for Outstanding Collaboration was awarded to the Polar Park project, a challenging urban renewal project that has revitalized over 18 acres of brownfields that sat vacant for decades in the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts. As an urban renewal project, Polar Park was led by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) in partnership with the City of Worcester and the Worcester Red Sox, Triple-A Affiliate to the Boston Red Sox, who have relocated from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The brownfields redevelopment effort involved coordination and compliance among seven Release Tracking Numbers (RTN) on record with MassDEP. Over 150,000 tons of soil had to be excavated, managed, and transported. The cost of the brownfields assessment and remediation was supported in part by an Assessment Grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, and Cleanup Grant from MassDevelopment’s Brownfields Redevelopment Fund. The Ballpark will serve as a hub for community activity in the City, hosting 70 Minor League Baseball games per year in addition to numerous other activities such as concerts, high school and college sporting events, fundraisers for local community organizations and non-profits (including the WooSox Foundation), fireworks shows, and high school graduations. Numerous businesses already elected to move or expand to Worcester because of the presence of the Ballpark and the Worcester Red Sox, and more development in the Canal District specifically is expected to follow.

Award recipients:

  • City of Worcester
  • Worcester Redevelopment Authority
  • Worcester Red Sox
  • Gilbane | AECOM Hunt, A Joint Venture
  • W. L. French Excavating Corporation
  • D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects
  • Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
  • Skanska USA, Inc.
  • Madison Properties
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Epsilon Associates, Inc.
  • Wilcox & Barton
  • Bohler
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection – Central Regional Office
  • MassDevelopment
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Polar Beverages
  • Sullivan Group

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Lunchtime Webinar: Spotlight on Outstanding Collaboration – Polar Park completed on March 22, 2022, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Lunchtime Webinar: Spotlight on Outstanding Collaboration – Polar Park

Webinar Recording

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