January Dinner Meeting

The Delaware County Chapter, PSPE
cordially extends an invitation the members of the
Philadelphia Chapter, PSPE
to attend our
January Dinner Meeting
Our program that evening will feature a presentation by Thomas G. May, PE and Spencer Finch
of Urban Engineers entitled Converting a Brownfield into a Fed-Ex Facility and Parkland.
Over the past three decades, the Delaware Valley and the City of Philadelphia, in particular, has been
losing its job base as manufacturers have relocated to “greener pastures.” When they abandoned the City,
they left behind thousands of acres of formerly productive land, some in a state of contamination and
unusable for most purposes. With this in mind, the City of Philadelphia created its Brownfield’s
Development Program to identify properties that have the potential to be cleaned up and reused. Urban
Engineers, Inc. performed environmental consulting services that led to reclamation and redevelopment of
the site for use by Federal Express resulting in site cleanup and the creation of a $15 million package
distribution center and150 new jobs. About 15 percent of the site is located along the riverbanks of the
Schuylkill River, and will be used as part of the future Schuylkill River Greenway Park. The state-of-theart FedEx distribution facility provided a strategic location for the company to better serve customers in the
Greater Philadelphia region.
at the
117 Veterans Square
Social 6:30 PM (Cash Bar)
Dinner 7:00 PM
Presentation 8:00 PM
COST: $20.00/Person
Advanced reservations are required and must be made by contacting John Nawn at
[email protected] or 215-587-9000 x3000. Payment will be required at the door,
make checks payable to “Delco Chapter PSPE”.
Reservation Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2004
We look forward to seeing you there!
Directions from Philadelphia (2 ways):
I-95 South to 476 North (Plymouth Meeting). Get off at Exit 3 (Media/Swarthmore). Make a left onto Baltimore
Pike. We are 1.5 miles from 476 on the right.
Route 1 (City Line Avenue) South. Exit at Route 252. Make left onto 252. Go 1 mile, make right onto
Baltimore Pike. We are 8 blocks down on right.