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State gives $3.6M to municipalities to redevelop brownfields

December 19, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state is awarding a combined $3.6 million to eight cities and towns to assess, remediate and revitalize blighted properties.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday the redevelopment of brownfields presents a huge economic potential, with once contaminated former industrial land and buildings being repurposed to meet the needs of today’s businesses and communities. These new projects encompass 59 acres of redevelopment.

Berlin, Bridgeport, Groton, New Britain, Shelton and Torrington are getting money for remediation and redevelopment projects.

New Britain, East Harford, New Haven and Torrington are getting more for assessment projects, to prepare for future revitalization.

Bridgeport is getting the most— $725,000 to prepare a site for redevelopment as a commercial space and $600,000 to prepare another site for housing.

The Department of Economic and Community Development is awarding the funding.

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