An environmental permit is a prerequisite for most development projects. The Urban Reform Consultant (URC) team has extensive experience with all relevant authorities in our operational markets. Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) varies in depth and scope depending on the project scale and type, as well as the sensitivity of the project site and area of impact. With full in-house capabilities for baseline testing, ecology surveying, environmental modeling, GIS mapping, and reporting, Urban Reform Consultant (URC) offers a comprehensive and holistic service which guarantees the smooth and streamlined implementation of any project.
The objectives of ESA are to identify environmental impacts associated with a property and, if present, to characterize and delineate these impacts. Information and data generated during the ESA can then be used to develop remedial plans and related cost estimates. Completion of a Phase I ESA and/or a Phase II ESA can be required for numerous reasons including refinancing, pre-acquisition, pre-divestiture, compliance, and as support for a Record of Site Condition (RSC) required as part of a rezoning or development application. Urban Reform Consultant (URC) follows recognized CSA and Ontario Regulation 153/04 requirements for conducting Phase I and Phase II ESAs.