Beech-Nut Plant Abatement and Demolition

Inspiring Neighborhood Transformation

Location

Canajoharie, NY

Clients

Montgomery County, NY

Project Cost

$6.5 million

Overview

The abandoned Beech-Nut facility, comprising 26.9-acres, is situated in the heart of the Village of Canajoharie, and its central multi-story monolithic structure visually dominates the community. In order to encourage business and residential investment, infuse energy into the downtown, and transform the adjoining neighborhoods, LiRo assisted the County and Village with site redevelopment efforts. LiRo provided professional engineering services and construction management for asbestos abatement and demolition of multiple structures at the abandoned Beech-Nut Facility.

About the Project

All of the buildings associated with the site had been abandoned and were vacant for more than 11 years. During this time, lack of maintenance led to the deterioration of building frames and exterior shear walls. Structural connections associated with beams, columns, and roof joist girders exhibited significant deterioration and corrosion.

LiRo provided engineering design services and is currently providing construction management for demolition and abatement of most of the facility including an abandoned warehouse space on the East side of the Canajoharie Creek and deteriorated building structures on the West side of the Creek.

LiRo is currently assisting the County and Village with an adaptive reuse study for some of the building space along Church Street on the West side of the Canajoharie Creek to determine the viability of rehabilitation.

Outcome

Once completed, the entire property will be shovel-ready and available for redevelopment. The former Beech-Nut site offers numerous opportunities for development and supported by both Montgomery County, NY and the Village of Canajoharie. The site is fully visible from the NYS Thruway and includes infrastructure and utilities ready for future development purposes.

Services

Environmental

Markets

Public