Project Type: Assessment
Activities: Through NVCOG’s fiscal year 2016 and Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank’s fiscal year 2019 assessment grants, the City of Derby was awarded $293,000 for the remediation of a former, and currently vacant, autobody shop. The site is located along the Naugatuck River, within a Transportation Oriented Development area and in close proximity to other downtown redevelopment projects. These grants will leverage an approximately $10 million investment from the developer who will build a mixed-use space with 90 one and two bedroom apartments.
Project Status: Remedial Activities are anticipated to commence in the first quarter of 2023. The City of Derby has selected a preferred developer and was granted permission from CT DEEP to include the parking garage as part of the building. A recent $650,000 award from the Department of Economic and Community Development will allow the project to move forward.
Public Meeting: NVCOG is holding a public information meeting to present key updates on upcoming work and answer public inquiries regarding cleanup at 67-71 Minerva Street, Derby CT. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM and will be held in the Aldermanic Chambers of Derby City Hall, 1 Elizabeth St, Derby, CT 06418.
For additional information, please contact: Ricardo Rodriguez, Brownfields Manager at (203)- 982-0797 or RRodriguez@nvcogct.gov . Written comments may be submitted through via email to Ricardo Rodriguez, or mailed to NVCOG offices, 49 Leavenworth Street, Third Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702.
For language assistance or other accommodations, contact NVCOG at least five business days prior to the meeting.