CENTRAL MONTANA MEDICAL CENTER - HELMSLEY CANCER CENTER RENOVATION
Fergus County - Lewistown, MT
In early 2021, CMMC was approached by the Helmsley Charitable Trust for consideration of adding a cancer center to their campus to ensure residents would not have to travel greater than 100 miles to seek cancer treatment and care. The Trust offered 6M$ to assist with construction of the new center. The Helmsley Cancer Center at CMMC will provide comprehensive, high-quality cancer care closer to home for residents of nine-counties in central Montana with a population of over 33,000. This “care at home” will reduce or eliminate the estimated 164,000 highway miles and over 6,000 hours travel time to urban centers for cancer patients living in the region. Plans for the new Helmsley Cancer Center include expanded areas for Medical Oncology and support services in addition to new Radiation Oncology capability. As part of the renovation process, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CMMC ordered a Pre-Renovation Asbestos Inspection from Tetra Tech. On November 30 and December 1, 2021, Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tetra Tech) conducted a pre-renovation asbestos inspection at the above referenced site. The results of the sampling confirmed the presence of asbestos containing materials at the Site.
Current SMDC Brownfields clean up in action. Please click on the links below to learn more about each.
LAVINA K-12 SCHOOL BOILER RENOVATION
Golden Valley County-Lavina, MT
The Lavina K-12 School was awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant funds to replace their HVAC system and install a new propane boiler. The Brownfields program revolving loan fund is assisting with the renovation and removal of the decommissioned coal-fired boiler by removing asbestos-containing materials to renovate the room for storage..
Broadwater County-Townsend, MT
The former Grover’s Exxon used to occupy Lot A as a gas and service station. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, Grover’s Exxon sold and dispensed gasoline and diesel products to consumers. During this time period there was a total of nine Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) used at different times. Two tanks were removed in May 1980; one 6,000 gallon UST used to store diesel and a 4,000 gallon UST (use unknown). The diesel tank was suspected of leaking. When the tank was removed the leak was confirmed. The other UST was in good condition, and was not leaking. Two replacement tanks were installed of the same capacity (6,000 & 4,000 gallons) as the ones removed.
The short-term redevelopment plan is to abate the former Townsend Star building, demolish the building after abatement, and excavate impacted soils.
Read more about the redevelopment and history in the CRP.
Fergus County-Lewistown, MT
The site was used primarily as a retail store with the upper-levels used for single residential occupancy housing. It was constructed in early 1913.
The building is a hazardous Brownfields project consisting of Asbestos, Lead-based Paint, mercury-containing thermostats, and mold.
Bighorn Valley Health Clinic purchased the property to expand their services provided by the Central Montana Community Health Clinic. They are partnering with Homeword, Inc. to renovate the upper levels into modernized residential low-income housing.
HARLOWTON RAILYARD ROUNDHOUSE
Wheatland County-Harlowton, MT
The City of Harlowton acquired the 180-acre Milwaukee Road Railyard and Roundhouse when the railroad went bankrupt in 1980. Since 2015, DEQ's Brownfields program has been assisting the City to receive over $1.8M in grants to assess and cleanup 5 acres of the most heavily contaminated section of the railyard. Approximately 14,000 cubic yards of petroleum contamination has been removed, with 15,000 additional cubic yards to be removed in 2021 and 2022.
Future: The City is actively planning the transformation of this 180-acre railyard and 15,000 square foot roundhouse into a city park, wetland nature walk, event center, and potential RV camp and amphitheater.