14 Connecticut communities get $13.6M in brownfields grants
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state is providing $13.6 million to 14 Connecticut communities to help with the cleanup and redevelopment of blighted properties known as brownfields.
The funding announced last week includes $12.1 million for eight remediation and redevelopment projects, totaling just over 34 acres. An additional $1.5 million will be awarded to eight assessment projects that will prepare for the future revitalization of additional properties, consisting of almost 52 acres.
The funds come from state Department of Economic and Community Development.
The communities getting the grants are Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, Plymouth, Waterbury, Ansonia, Derby, Norwich, Manchester, Middletown, and Plainville.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says developing these sites boosts local economies and spurs growth and private investment.