Some friends of ours have been looking at a ‘possible’ development area in the Deep South. Whether it will actually become developed into properties will depend on the results from vapor mitigation testing that is being done. The land, which is a gorgeous piece of property to look at was once a dumping ground. Ironically, I remember going there as a child to ‘dump’ trash with my parents, and it became a huge landfill and once full, it was bulldozed over with dirt as though nothing had ever happened there. Eventually grass grew, trees grew and now it’s a gorgeous property, but the question is: What is lurking underneath?
The sampling should tell the tale of whether there are any toxic gases that could potentially cause problems for the residents once the land is approved to be developed. People would build their homes upon this land, their children would play at what was once a dump site. Whether there was anything toxic dumped, remains to be seen. I know there have been other soil tests done and everything has turned up fine, so I feel certain this will too, but I love the fact that there is technology out there which allows people to test for these type of potential hazards.
With all that being said- even if everything is A-OK, I am still not sure that I personally would want to build on what was once a dump site. It may be fine, but there is something about it that just seems odd to me. Our friend developers feel quite differently, obviously and see the potential for growth in that particular area, which would be great for the economy and those looking to move just outside of the city.
What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear what you think.