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Project Type: Assessment

The original 34,000-square-foot structure was built in 1946 and primarily occupied by the former Chic Miller Chevrolet until the early 2000s, where it has since been abandoned. The Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc. awarded approximately $99,000 to the City of Bristol to conduct a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and a Hazardous Building Material Survey. 

Project Status: Environmental data will be used to guide future remediation to facilitate create a mixed-use development.

Project Type: Assessment

The century-old manufacturing complex was constructed in 1915 by Wallace Barnes Company and was last occupied by Theis Precision Steel until 2019. The now-vacant parcel was acquired by private developers in 2022. The Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc. awarded approximately $74,000 to complete assessment activities. A conceptual RAP, supported by Phase II and Phase III reports identified more than $1 million in remedial costs related to the site’s historical manufacturing use. Facilitated by CTBLB’s assessment activities, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Government secured $3.7 million from the Department of Economic and Community Development to rehabilitate more than 300,000 square feet of interior space to modern manufacturing, industrial, and warehouse facilities. Once complete, the property owners intend to rehabilitate existing interior space to modern manufacturing, and warehouse facilities. Invested funds are expected to leverage several million dollars in private funding and create dozens of full-time, high-paying jobs.  

Project Status: NVCOG has secured an award of $3.7 million from the Department and Economic and Community Development to abate and remediate four existing buildings on the 23-acre site. DECD, NVCOG, and 300 Broad Street Properties LLC. expect to execute an assistance agreement in Spring 2024. Environmental activities, overseen by SLR International, are ongoing.

Project Type: Assessment

In partnership with the property owner, Concept Realty LLC, the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc. secured $160,000 from the Department of Economic and Community Development to conduct assessment activities at a 2.46-acre site, formerly home to the Waterbury Clock Company. Funding will be used to close existing data gaps caused by a century’s worth of manufacturing and guide future remedial efforts. Upon completion, the site is anticipated to become a mixed-use development containing much-need workforce housing and commercial space in Waterbury’s south end. CTBLB, DECD, and Concept Realty LLC have executed an Assistance Agreement.

Project Status: A Request for Proposals for assessment activities and remedial cost estimates has closed and responses are under review by staff. Environmental activities are expected to commence in the early summer of 2024.

Project Type: Assessment

The Town of East Hampton was awarded $52,645.50 to complete a Phase II environmental site assessment and hazardous materials building survey to at the former Summit Thread Company site. 

Project Status: Environmental data will guide necessary remedial activities.

Overview

Griffin Hospital requested assistance acquiring environmental data to acquire an underutilized parcel at 304 Seymour Ave, Derby. A $25,000 award from the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc. facilitated a Phase II report that resulted in a no-further action letter from CTDEEP. The hospital has since purchased the property and is currently working on transforming the building into medical teaching offices. Non-federal leverage is anticipated at $350,000 supplemented by the creation of 3-5 jobs.  

Project Type: Assessment & Cleanup

NVCOG’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee awarded the city of Derby $293,612 to conduct remedial activities at a former and currently vacant autobody shop. The site is located along the Naugatuck River, within a Transportation Oriented Development area and in close proximity to other downtown redevelopment projects. Supplemented by a $650,000 grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), these grants will leverage approximately $15 million in private investments to build a mixed-use space with 90 high-quality one and two-bedroom apartments with ground-floor commercial space and additional parking across the street. The City of Derby has signed an agreement with BL Companies to oversee the remaining remedial activities. After a brief delay to close additional environmental data gaps.

Project Status: Derby has signed an agreement with BL Companies to oversee the remaining remedial activities. The Developer, Cedar Village Minerva Square has selected Brennan Construction, LLC  to complete abatement and construction services. Vertical construction has begun and will continue throughout the Fall of 2024.

Project Type: Assessment

The Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc. awarded $20,500 to the Waterbury Development Corporation to support assessment activities at the former Anamet factory complex. The 17.46-acre property, nestled between the Naugatuck and Mad Rivers, was once the campus of the Anamet network of factory buildings. The City of Waterbury’s plan for this site includes repurposing the 200,000-square-foot building back into light industrial, rebuilding with mixed-use, and adding a 0.45-mile expansion of the Naugatuck River Greenway, a multi-use trail that will provide opportunities for exercise, active transportation, and recreation while raising property values and connecting regional economic corridors. The Anamet complex is the subject of extensive ongoing investment, including $10,000,000 from state and local partners. Once completed, the site is expected to yield $100,000,000 in private investment. Environmental assessment activities within the high-bay building are complete and ongoing across the site. Remedial activities have commenced. 

Project Status: Environmental assessment activities within the high-bay building are complete. Demolition of the remaining structures is complete, allowing remedial activities to begin. A Request for Proposals to secure a developer will be released in the coming months.

Overview

The Department of Economic Development (DECD) awarded the Town of Plainville a Brownfield Municipal Grant for remediation, abatement, and demolition of the former White Oak Corporation Office Center at 1 & 63 West Main Street, Plainville. The town previously received DECD Brownfield grant funding to complete Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) at the project site. Based on the ESA’s recommendations, the town prepared a Remedial Action Plan that would enable future mixed-use redevelopment of the site. The DECD Brownfield Grant will fund the remediation and abatement of the building structures and groundwater and soil Areas of Concern (AOCs) at the project site. The Town will engage the services of the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc as technical advisor and project Manager for the abatement and remediation phase of the project through the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank contract. This remediation and abatement will enable the redevelopment of the 15-acre site into a mixed-use development. 

Project Status: The Town of Plainville selected Manafort Newport Realty, LLC to implement the Redevelopment Project. The current plan for the mixed-use development consists of approximately: 13,500 sq. ft. of medical offices, 16,800 sq. ft. of industrial condos, 11,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 175 multi-family housing units, 30,240 sq. ft. mixed-use building, 423 parking spaces, and 7 acres of green space. In addition, the redevelopment will facilitate the State of Connecticut’s work on the Farmington Canal Heritage Bike Trail.

Overview

The site was occupied by Aetna Match Company, a match manufacturer during the late 1800s. Beaton & Corbin occupied the Site from approximately 1900 through 1989. Beaton & Corbin manufactured ceiling and floor plates, and plumbing fittings and fixtures. Operations included metal machining and metal plating. Wastes formerly generated during Beaton & Corbin occupancy include metal hydroxide plating sludge, plating wastes, and degreasing and machining oils. These wastes were disposed of in two lagoons in the southwest portion of the Site. Five storage tanks which reportedly contained oil, gasoline, liquid wastes, and chemical raw materials were historically used on-site. The former 25,000-square-foot building was located in the northern portion of the Site and was destroyed in a fire on September 22, 2003. Prior Environmental Site Assessments revealed extensive soil contamination and hazardous building materials. The Town of Southington, the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc., and the developer (318 North Main Street, LLC) entered into a tri-party agreement to foreclose on the property, clear all liens, and transfer ownership to the developer. Upon completion of remedial activities, the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank authorized the transfer of property to the developer in February 2023. 

Project Status: With collaboration from EPA, DECD, DEEP, the Town of Southington, and CTBLB, construction is nearly complete with the final layer of paving underway. Two new buildings, totaling 14,900 square feet, will host a variety of tenants, including medical offices and a daycare.