67-71 Minerva Street, Derby

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Redevelopment Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant for cleanup planning at 698 South Main Street, Waterbury. This large property nestled between the Naugatuck and Mad Rivers was once the campus of the Anamet network of factory buildings. The City of Waterbury’s plan for this site includes repurposing the 200,000 square foot building back into light industrial and demolishing the remaining dilapidated factories, rebuilding with mixed use, and incorporating the strip of land alongside the Naugatuck into the Naugatuck River Greenway. This multiuse trail will provide opportunities for exercise, active transportation, and recreation while raising property values and connecting regional economic corridors. New tax revenue will be generated, and it is estimated the cleanup/post remediation jobs will be 50-150 full and/or part-time jobs. The city is currently using $3 million in State grants to prep the site for redevelopment.

Project Status: Remedial Activities are anticipated to commence mid-Spring 2022.

698 South Main Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Redevelopment Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant for cleanup planning at 698 South Main Street, Waterbury. This large property nestled between the Naugatuck and Mad Rivers was once the campus of the Anamet network of factory buildings. The City of Waterbury’s plan for this site includes repurposing the 200,000 square foot building back into light industrial and demolishing the remaining dilapidated factories, rebuilding with mixed use, and incorporating the strip of land alongside the Naugatuck into the Naugatuck River Greenway. This multiuse trail will provide opportunities for exercise, active transportation, and recreation while raising property values and connecting regional economic corridors. New tax revenue will be generated, and it is estimated the cleanup/post remediation jobs will be 50-150 full and/or part-time jobs. The city is currently using $3 million in State grants to prep the site for redevelopment.

Project Status: Remedial Activities are anticipated to commence mid-Spring 2022.

526 North Main Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Assessment

Activities: The Regional Brownfield Partnership has awarded the Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury $100,000 for environmental assessment activities at 526 North Main Street, Waterbury. Data will be used to determine the level of remediation (if any) needed on site. The proposed redevelopment of this former industrial site consists of a 100+ unit apartment building with commercial space on the first two floors.

Project Status: A mandatory site walk was held on March 23rd. The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is requesting environmental information on the site in the form of a Phase I, Phase II, and Hazardous Building Materials Analysis. All requests for proposals for 526 North Main Street will be due April 13 with the Regional Brownfield Partnership Board selecting the qualified environmental professional May 2022.

359 Mill Street, Waterbury (Brass City Harvest)

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Development Corporation a $86,000 sub-grant to assist with State remedial closeout requirements at 359 Mill Street. The Site, also known as the Brass City Harvest, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses urban agriculture to build self-reliance skills, empower residents to modify their dietary behaviors, and increase fresh food access points in the community. This food hub now infuses more than 200,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown food into the community each year.

Environmental requirements include groundwater sampling and monitoring as well as closeout reports.

Project Status: Steps towards providing the additional assessment work on site have commenced with the initiation of the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Environmental work is anticipated the start mid-Spring 2022. 

313 Mill Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Development Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant to assist with assessment activities in means of closing any data gaps at 313 Mill Street. These funds are meant to supplement the $3 million already granted to the City of Waterbury from the State for remedial and construction activities. The City of Waterbury has proposed to redevelop the site as a Base Ball Park for the local community.

Project Status: Steps towards providing the additional assessment work on site have commenced with the initiation of the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Environmental work is anticipated the start mid-Spring 2022. 

Mad River, Waterbury

River and Building

Project Type: Cleanup

NVCOG oversaw a $500,000 grant for assessment and remediation across multiple parcels on behalf of the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC). The remaining funds were allocated to conduct clean-up activities at Lot 19, where Brass City Harvest has constructed a regional food hub for cleaning and preparing locally-grown foods for distribution.

Project Status: Remediation activities have been completed.

130 Freight Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Assessment Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Redevelopment Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant for cleanup planning at 130 Freight Street, Waterbury. Funds at the former Anaconda Mill site of Waterbury would be applied for cleanup planning and Licensed Environmental Professional services which would lead to remedial activities. The site is included in the City of Waterbury’s Master Plan for the Freight Street District in which 190 mixed-rate residential units, up to 19,000 square feet of commercial space and industrial space with a portion of the site returning to green space has been proposed.

Project Status: Cleanup Planning and Remedial Activities are anticipated to commence mid 2022.

909 Bank Street, Waterbury

Sidewalk and trees

Project Type: Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation

Activities: The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments conducted an environmental assessment in order to facilitate potential site transfer of the former vacant property. Assessment work was funded by EPA petroleum funds through NVCOG’s FY2016 EPA Assessment grant, as approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and by U.S. EPA Region 1.

Upon completion of the assessment activities on site, the City of Waterbury was granted a $220,000 sub-awarded through NVCOG’s Revolving Loan Fund for remedial activities throughout the site. Remedial Activities were completed late 2020 with the Connecticut Department of Energy Environmental Protection providing a Voluntary Remediation Verification for the Site. The City of Waterbury has developed the site into a neighborhood “pocket” park. It is anticipated to open mid to late 2022.

Project Status: Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment reports complete. Remedial activities have been completed. Construction on-going.

100 Franklin Street, Torrington

Derby O'Sullian Island

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activity: The Naugatuck Valley Council of Government’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee has sub granted the City of Torrington $44,000 from its Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to help aid with cleanup planning at 100 Franklin Street.

Status: Although the project is on-going, the NVCOG RLF funded portion of this project has been completed. The City of Torrington has selected PennRose as the preferred developer for this project. According to PennRose, the site has been proposed as a Riverfront mixed-income, mixed-use community of 60 family apartments and retail (1,200 SF). The new development will revitalize the former Torrington Manufacturing Company (Torin) site and contribute to a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown. Construction started in Spring 2021 and will be ready for occupancy Summer 2022. One-, two- and three-bedroom affordable (up to 70% AMI) and market rate apartments will be available. Resident amenities will include a rooftop deck, outdoor playground and seating areas, fitness center, community lounge, resident storage, and full-time management and maintenance staff.

Click the link for more information: riverfront-ct-coming-soon-flyer.pdf (pennrose.com)

318 North Main Street, Southington

Project Type: Remediation

Activities: 318 North Main LLC. has received a loan through the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund program. Loan funding will be applied to eligible remediation activities at 318 North Main Street, Southington. The borrower intends to remediate and redevelop the site as medical office space. Staff at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Government in conjunction with Arcadis, the selected environmental firm, and the Town of Southington have undergone the public engagement process clearing the way for remedial activities to commence.

Project Status: Remedial activities are currently taking place with construction expected to commence late Summer 2022.