The state just released this information:
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith and other state and local officials, today announced that Bridgeport, Naugatuck, Newington, North Haven, Plainville, and Trumbull will receive a total of more than $6.5 million in grants and loans to clean up eight blighted brownfield sites.
“State and local governments can and should work together to restore blighted properties — sites that have tremendous potential for commerce, housing, and retail that will create jobs,” said Governor Malloy. “There are hundreds of properties across the state — abandoned factories, warehouses, rail yards and mills, that were once the center of economic activity but now just contribute to urban decay. With the right investment, these properties can bolster our economy and add to our quality of life.”
Administered by DECD, the funding will support environmental assessment, planning, design, remediation, demolition, construction, and acquisition for mixed-use developments, affordable housing, and commercial projects.
“Governor Malloy’s commitment to remediate and redevelop brownfields has greatly benefited the municipalities that are searching for ways to improve commerce, address blight, and increase the tax base,” said Commissioner Smith. “In the last year, DECD has awarded more than $34 million to clean up polluted sites in communities throughout Connecticut — an investment that has leveraged about $480 million in private and federal funding to revitalize local economies and restore community assets.”
Plainville — 311 NB Plainville, LLC, will receive a $800,000 loan to demolish multiple structures and remediate soil at 311 New Britain Avenue. The $9.1 million project will ready nine acres and nine buildings totaling 50,000 square feet for multiple business uses.