Genco Power Plant , Webster, TX

Services Performed

ESE’s objectives for the project included due diligence assessments and budget/schedule projections in support of property acquisition, facility demolition engineering and management, closure of all waste management units, soil and groundwater assessment/remediation and site regulatory closure.


ESE served as the Project Manager and Engineer for the Brownfields reclamation of the former Texas Genco Power Plant located in Webster, Texas, in order to redevelop the 750 acre site as a master planned mixed use community located along Clear Creek.

 Scope of Work

ESE was contracted by Cherokee-Webster Development, a joint venture between Cherokee Investment Partners and Johnson Development Company, to provide Environmental Engineering services for the redevelopment of a 750-acre power plant site. ESE performed the following scope of work:

  • Pre-acquisition due diligence support including Phase I ESA, facility permits review and budget/schedule projections.
  • Facility demolition and ACM abatement support/management including technical specifications, scopes of work, on-site management, and engineering certification of project completion.
  • Regulatory closure of all facility permits and waste handling, storage, treatment and management units.
  • Regulatory closure of all identified soil and groundwater impacts associated with operations of former power plant.

Key Benefits to Client

  • Successfully engineered, managed and completed facility demolition and ACM abatement
  • Received regulatory closure of all waste management units and associated soil/groundwater impacts to residential standards
  • ESE delivered the power plant operating area to Cherokee Webster Development as vacant land ready for redevelopment on schedule and within the projected project cost range developed during due diligence efforts.