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GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED INVESTMENT IN BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION PROJECTS AROUND THE STATE
$27 Million Awarded in Funding For Round 5 of Remediation and Redevelopment Program
 
(BRIDGEPORT, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state and local officials in Bridgeport, today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a total of $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects in cities and towns around the state.
 
“Many of Connecticut’s brownfield sites have been abandoned or under-utilized for decades because the costs of redeveloping these properties are too expensive for municipalities or private developers to take on by themselves,” said Governor Malloy.  “That’s why my administration has not only allocated the funding necessary to return dozens of unused and blighted properties in every corner of the state to productive reuse, but also taken significant steps to attract private investment and increase participation in our brownfield programs.”  
 
Governor Malloy continued, “Just for comparison, since 1995, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has invested $190 nationally in brownfield cleanup.  Since 2011, we’ve allocated nearly $90 million in state money.  This is the largest round of brownfield remediation funding ever in the state’s history and we will continue making these investments because we know doing so will generate significant returns for our state and local economies by getting these properties back on the tax rolls, improving the quality of life in these areas, cleaning up environmental contamination and, most importantly, creating jobs for our residents.”
 
In May 2014, Governor Malloy announced that DECD would be accepting applications for up to $20 million of brownfield remediation and redevelopment funding in the form of loans and grants to municipalities and developers, with applications due on June 30, 2014. Based on an extremely strong group of applications and available funding, DECD awarded $27 million to 20 remediation and redevelopment projects.
 
  • Berlin – Town of Berlin: $406,057 grant to the Town to complete the remediation of a 1.7 acre site at 889 Farmington Avenue for mixed use / TOD development at the site, located directly adjacent to the commuter train station that will benefit from the ongoing expansion of the New Haven – Hartford – Springfield line.
  • New Britain – Grace CME Church: $350,000 loan to Grace CME Church to remediate a 4.3 acre site to enable development of a state of the art community center to be used by the New Britain community.
  • New Britain – City of New Britain: $2,717,000 grant to the City to remediate a 4.8 acre parcel (the former police station) that will encourage a mixed use/TOD development at the terminus of CTFastrak.

Check out the full press release HERE
                                                                     
                                          

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