Richmond Creamery Redevelopment
The Richmond Creamery:Turning 'Brownfields' into 'Greenfields'
The Project Background
About Buttermilk LLC
- The 6.7 acre property is last downtown developable commercial site in the bucolic Richmond, Vermont.
- The property has been unoccupied for over 17 years when the Supoto Cheese factory ceased operation in 1999. Since the 4 buildings are at different stages of collapse and have been approved for demolition by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation. Additionally, the site has not been redeveloped is due to the ‘brownfield’ status that requires extensive and costly rehabilitation.
- The Clean Up plan has been approved by the EPA and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The plan requires 8 separate remediation tasks are completed to remove hazardous materials from the site prior to the demolition of the buildings. Work is projected to take approximately 6 months. The project and Buttermilk are enrolled in the BRELLA program to limit liability.
- Redevelopment of the property is a key goal for the Richmond municipality. As the property is the only remaining downtown property (due to floodplains), the plan is a mixed-use development of 60% commercial (industrial, retail, and offices) and 40% of residential.
- A large cross functional team from federal, state, region and local on both the governmental, non-profit and for-profit has made up the success of this project. And it promises to have significant PR opportunity for all that are involved.
- Butterfield LLC has secured $775,000 financial grants & funds for the clean up and remediation the site.
- Buttermilk LLC will be closing on the property approx. Sept 20th. Clean-up commencing Oct 2016. Redevelopment construction – Spring 2017.
Buttermilk LLC is an innovative property developer that is focused on turning brownfields into green fields in Vermont and beyond. Based on over 25 years of construction, development and property management in Vermont and New England, we have the right contacts, team members and experience to turn un-used, contaminated sites into productive, environmentally sound contributors in our New England communities. With over $10 Million annual dollars of construction and development, Buttermilk has the experience and contacts to ensure projects are achieved on budget and on schedule. And with the proof of concept in the Energy Mill (located in Waterbury Central) as Vermont's first and largest fully Net Zero commercial property, we have the construction and environmental acumen to achieve the Net Zero standard of building.
We are committed to helping Vermont thrive in sustainable and economically viable ways.