Mayors see the building blocks of an urban policy in Gov. Ned Lamont’s first months in office.
Former Bridgeport factory goes from blighted to revitalized
Investments in the neighborhood will total nearly $1 billion by the time construction ends in six or seven years.
Building better cities, one cleanup at a time
Once engines of Connecticut’s prosperity, the state’s former factories have long been massive liabilities for struggling cities. Connecticut has found a path to get these sites back into use, and it’s fueled with taxpayer money.
Crumbling buildings are left uncounted
The brownfield inventory maintained by the state lists 516 sites, but officials estimate there are actually “probably tens of thousands” of polluted sites that haven’t been counted.
Cities left to deal with the shells of industry
One key to a better future for Connecticut’s cities could lie beneath the ugly scars from its industrial past, but the state the state doesn’t track number of jobs created or taxes generated after cleanup or even keep an inventory of its brownfield sites.
CT allocates $13.6 million for cleaning up brownfields
Connecticut will spend $13.6 million to assess or redevelop brownfield sites in 14 municipalities, marking Connecticut officials’ latest effort to clean up polluted properties and spur economic development, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday.