Facility Site ID: 54766547 Cleanup Site ID: 3502

  • Site Status

  • Cleanup Started

Public Comment Period February 12, 2024-March 12, 2024

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Documents available for review and comment:

Download the fact sheet here

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Join us for an open house!

Drop-in online or in-person during this two-hour open house for food and a
conversation about this cleanup site. Phone interpretation available in-person
for Chinese and Vietnamese. All ages welcome!

In person: Thursday, February 22, 2024
International District / Chinatown Community Center
719 8th Ave South, Seattle WA 98104
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Online: Register and Join Zoom

Site Information

The Spic N Span Cleaners site is in Seattle’s International District at 652 South Dearborn St., Seattle WA. Ecology and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) have prioritized cleanup of the site in conjunction with redevelopment of the property as a mixed-use community space and affordable housing complex. SCIDpda is cleaning up the site under a legal agreement, called a Prospective Purchaser Consent Decree, with Ecology.

Why This Site Matters

This site cleanup is made possible in part by funding from Ecology’s Affordable Housing Planning Grants. SCIDpda intends to apply to Ecology for an Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant in early 2024. Washington is in dire need of affordable housing across the state. Contamination, or even the suspicion of contamination, drives up the costs of housing development. The large cost leaves little incentive for developers to build affordable housing. In addition to the usual risks of redevelopment, cleaning up contaminated sites can be a complex process with considerable risk. The cost and time associated with cleaning up a site is often poorly understood; as a result, many sites are left vacant or underused for years, even decades. Supporting cleanups for affordable housing helps make sure the cleanup gets done, protecting the community’s health and the environment. Ecology developed the Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant Program (AHCGP) to help advance environmental cleanups for affordable housing developments. These grants can cover remedial action costs, including planning, investigative, and technical work needed to clean up contaminated sites. The purpose of the AHCGP is to expedite the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites into affordable housing use and lessen the impact of cleanup costs.

What Happens Next?

Ecology will consider all comments received and may amend the documents based on your comments. After that, the PPCD and Public Participation Plan will be finalized, and the formal
cleanup will begin. A Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study will then be completed. Results from the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study will lead to a Cleanup Action Plan. Drafts of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study as well as the Cleanup Action Plan will be available for public review and comment.

General Cleanup Process

The Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) is Washington’s environmental cleanup law. It provides requirements for contaminated site cleanup and sets standards that protect human health and the environment. Ecology enacts the MTCA and oversees cleanups. The MTCA site cleanup process is completed in steps (see graphic below) over a variable timeline.

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Legal 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Spic N Span Public Comment Draft Prospective Purchaser Consent Decree 1/18/2024 Consent Decree
Public Information 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Spic n Span Cleaners - Open House Presentation 2/22/2024 Multimedia
Spic N Span Cleaners - Fact Sheet - Draft - Chinese 1/30/2024 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Spic N Span Cleaners - Fact Sheet - Draft - Vietnamese 1/30/2024 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Spic N Span Cleaners - Public Participation Plan - Draft 1/25/2024 Public Participation Plan
Spic N Span Cleaners - Fact Sheet - Draft - English 1/25/2024 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 6
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Data Gaps Analysis and Work Plan 12/22/2023 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
Groundwater Sampling Memorandum 5/31/2023 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Construction Completion Report 5/19/2023 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Spic N Span Cleaners - Sampling and Analysis Plan 2/9/2016 Sampling and Analysis Plan
Spic N Span Cleaners - Supplemental Data Collection 11/18/2014 Cleanup Action Plan
Spic N Span Cleaners - Remedial Investigation Feasibility Study, and Cleanup Action Plan 11/16/2011 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Voluntary Cleanup Program 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Spic N Span Cleaners - Aspect Consulting's Response to VCP Status Request 8/5/2019 VCP Administrative Document
Spic N Span Cleaners - VCP Status Request Letter 7/23/2019 VCP Administrative Document
Spic N Span Cleaners - VCP Opinion Letter 7/19/2016 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – Other
Spic N Span Cleaners - VCP Opinion Letter 2/25/2013 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – Other
Spic N Span Cleaners - VCP Status Request Letter 8/14/2008 VCP Administrative Document
There may be more documents related to this site. To obtain documents not available electronically, you will need to make a public records request.

Places to see print documents

  • Northwest Regional Office
    15700 Dayton Ave N
    Shoreline, 98133
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 2

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Halogenated Organics - Halogenated Organics C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified C C
S
Suspected
C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
B
Below Cleanup Levels
RA
Remediated-Above
RB
Remediated-Below
R
Remediated
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.