Redeveloping with Purpose: How Enthalpy Analytical Supported Virginia Brownfield Projects


Amidst challenges, opportunities emerge.

There are two notable redevelopment initiatives underway at the River District Sites in Virginia, specifically the White Mill and Schoolfield properties, which were previously utilized as textile facilities.

The White Mill building is set to undergo a transformative conversion into a substantial residential center, complete with a water park and expansive green space.

On the other hand, the Schoolfield property is slated to be transformed into an impressive casino and hotel complex.


Our team provided comprehensive analytical chemistry services to analyze soil, sediment, water, and tissue samples.

  1. Time was of the essence: We understood the value of time. Our reporting was consistently on schedule, with a rate of over 95% for on-time deliveries. This allowed the project schedule to continue on-track while eliminating concerns about delayed results.
  2. Technical expertise you could rely on: Enthalpy boasted a team of experts who possessed in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations. Rest assured that test results would comply with all necessary standards under their guidance.
  3. Emphasizing quality: At Enthalpy, we prioritized quality in our testing methods. Not only were our approaches approved and certified by the relevant agencies, but they also adhered to our stringent technical and ethical standards. With confidence, you could evaluate site conditions based on reliable data.

The cleanup and reinvestment in these properties effectively utilized existing infrastructure, decreased the need for development on untouched open land, promoted job growth, bolstered local tax bases, and simultaneously enhanced community aesthetics while safeguarding the environment.


Witnessing the redevelopment firsthand served as a powerful reminder that our work often contributes to something greater and more impactful.

We are proud to have contributed to the significant economic transformation of one of Virginia’s oldest and most historic cities.

The potential for environmental and economic revitalization through brownfield redevelopment is tremendous. As you embark on the journey of brownfield redevelopment, we stand prepared to be your trusted partner, supporting you in navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Media Coverage

Danville celebrates restoration of several contaminated properties at Virginia Brownfields Conference (WDBJ7) 

Danville leaders break ground on White Mill property restoration project (ABC 13 News) news article

Calling it a world of difference, Danville’s progress touted while hosting Virginia Brownfields Conference (Danville Register & Bee)