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Essex, CT 06426


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This layout is part of the cleanup plan.  Some low level impacted soils will be placed under the paving. The concrete slab from the old factory will be ground on site and reused as subbase for the parking lot.  

The Land Bank worked with the NVCOG and the developer to provide a no interest bridge loan to help the developer with the cleanup of the site.  The Land Bank is also preparing an application for liability relief under the Connecticut Abandoned Brownfield program. The Land Bank will take title to the site and foreclose on the liens.  The liability relief will be transferred to the developer.  Left is a rendering of the office building the developer is proposing for the site.  

This site is an example of the reason the Land Bank was formed.  There were a number of developers who wanted the site over the last three decades but no one would deal with the environmental liability.  The issues are now defined and the cleanup plan has been proposed.  The final steps to complete the process are being worked on by all parties.  This is the first brownfield of its kind with the non-profit Land Bank resolving the impasse of liability and complicated process.  It is taking some time to complete because of the thoroughness of the team and the careful attitude to get this right.  There are many other sites to be resolved.  

Southington Project Update

The Land Bank is working with the Town of Southington and a preferred developer to redevelop the abandoned site at 318 North Main Street, Southington, CT.  This is the former Beaton and Corbin Manufacturing parcel that has had a huge fire and been a brownfield site since the late 1980’s. No reuse was possible because of the unknown costs for the cleanup.  The Land Bank worked with the Town team and secured a $400,000 grant from the CT DECD brownfield program.  The assessment is complete.  The estimated cost of cleanup has been determined related to the proposed redevelopment.  A preferred developer was selected by a RFP process – Lovley Development is working with the Town and Land Bank.  Town has executed a Land Banking agreement with us.  Under review is a first draft of Tri-Party Agreement that spells out the obligations of the Town, developer and the Land Bank.

Site as it is now