Current & Past Projects

Assessment Projects


40 West Street, Bristol

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 sat abandoned. The Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank awarded the approximately  $99,000 to the City of Bristol to conduct a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and a Hazardous Building Material Survey. The site requires an estimated $500,000 in soil and groundwater abatement and $450,000 to abate hazardous materials. Land Bank staff and the City of Bristol are evaluating next steps to redevelop the parcel into a mixed-use development. 

300 Broad Street, Bristol

The century-old manufacturing complex was constructed in 1915 by Wallace Barnes Company and last occupied by Theis Precision Steel until 2019. The now-vacant parcel was acquired by private developers in 2022. The Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank awarded approximately $74,000 to complete assessments 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. Staff is assisting the property owners to secure additional state funding with the intention to rehabilitate more than 300,000 square-feet of interior space to modern manufacturing, industrial, and warehouse facilities. Invested funds are expected to leverage several million dollars in private funding and create dozens of full-time, high-paying jobs.  

1 Watrous Street, East Hampton

The Town of East Hampton was awarded nearly $99,000 to to complete a Phase II environmental site assessment and hazardous materials building survey to identify required remedial activities at the former Summit Thread Company site. The town has issued an RFP to construct a mixed-use development. 

304 Seymour Ave, Derby

Griffin Hospital requested assistance acquiring environmental data for the acquisition of an underutilized parcel at 304 Seymour Ave, Derby. A $25,000 award from the Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank Data 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 jobs. 

67-71 Minerva Street, Derby

Through NVCOG’s fiscal year 2016 and Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank’s fiscal year 2019 assessment grants, the City of Derby was awarded $293,000 for the remediation of 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. These grants will leverage an approximately $10 million investment from the developer who will build a mixed-use space with 90 one and two bedroom apartments. Remedial activities are currently underway.

698 South Main Street, Waterbury (Anamet)

The Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank awarded $20,500 to the Waterbury Development Corporation to support assessment activities at the former Anamet factory complex. This property is currently the recipient a robust combination of federal and state redevelopment funding. 

From 1812-1977 the 17.46-acre site was used for metal manufacturing by Benedict and Burnham Manufacturing Company, American Brass Company, Anaconda American Brass Company, and ARCO. Most of the site has been vacant since 2003, with only a small portion of it being rented to a landscaping company. The High Bay Building was originally constructed in 1852 with subsequent additions in 1913 and 1916.

Current redevelopment plans include returning a portion of this site to industrial use via redevelopment of the 200,000 sq. ft. High Bay Building. The properties’ size presents a unique opportunity to attract and sustain multiple, substantial tenants, enabling mixed-use redevelopment opportunities. The property sits at the nexus of major transportation networks, including Route 8 and I-84, and in proximity to the Metro North railway & the Waterbury Train Station (.9 miles away) and local bus line (nearest stop .3 miles away). The property borders Waterbury’s downtown area, the Naugatuck River and Greenway (currently under further development). The redevelopment of this 17.46-acre site has the potential to create hundreds of industrial-zoned jobs in one of the poorest areas in the City and the State.

Consulting Projects


1 Main Street, Plainville (White Oak)

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 (CTBLB) 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.    

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. 


318 North Main Street, Southington

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 lagoonsin 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 that 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 to 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. With collaboration from EPA, DECD, DEEP, the Town of Southington, and CTBLB, final construction is expected to begin shortly on 13,000 square-feet of office space.