Malloy Announces Brownfield Remediation Funding Available

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is accepting applications for a new round of grant funding of up to $7.5 million that will be awarded to help remediate and redevelop brownfield sites throughout the state.

The grant funding was announced by Gov. Malloy on Wednesday.

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Cos Cob Power Station, 1977, Historic American Buildings Survey.

A total of $6.5 million will be earmarked for remediation projects and $1 million will be earmarked for assessment projects.

“With the right investment, state and local governments can work together to restore blighted properties that can bolster our economy and add to our quality of life,” Governor Malloy said in a statement.  “When we clean up these sites and re-purpose them, we can turn what was once an eyesore into a community asset that can help revitalize a neighborhood and spark economic growth.”

“Brownfield locations are also the wise choice for development and growth, as these properties and the surrounding areas have had significant infrastructure investments in water, sewer, transportation, and energy.  This enhances local economies and helps to reduce the pressure to develop open space,” said Robert Klee, commissioner of CT DEEP.

In 2005 Greenwich was awarded $200,000 for cleanup of Cos Cob Power Plant at 22 Sound Shore Drive, a designated brownfields site. In 2004, $116,000 was awarded for targeted brownfields assessments of the Cos Cob Power Plant site.

In August, DECD awarded $27 million to 20 remediation and redevelopment projects, which was the largest round of brownfield remediation investments ever made in the state’s history.

For more information, please visit Governor Malloy’s website.