The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development awarded $10.6 million in loans and grants to remediate nine brownfields throughout the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy and DCED Commissioner Catherine Smith announced.
The grants will go directly to municipalities to fund a wide range of activities including environmental assessment, planning, design, remediation, demolition, construction, and acquisition.
Clinton, Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, Vernon, Waterbury and Watertown will use the funding to clean up polluted properties and redevelop the sites for affordable housing and mixed-use development, they said.
Hartford will receive a $2 million grant for remediation and reuse of the former Capewell Horsenail factory, where 90 housing units and 35,000 square feet of retail space is planned. Hartford will also get $500,000 to assist with asbestos and lead abatement on a Pearl Street property earmarked for mixed use, including 66 residential ownership units.