- Haddad Park – The Partnership provided assessment funds and management of the soil sampling of this site which was converted to use as a park. It is located at a main intersection in the downtown and provides a much appreciated amenity for the adjacent senior housing facility. Provided $850.
- Incinerator Assessment – The Partnership managed an extended Phase II investigation of the site to determine demolition and reuse consideration for the intended construction of a new transfer station. Initial grant of $8500 was supplemented by $7,000 to expand characterization of several areas of concern. Provided $15,500.
- 74 Grove Street – The Partnership issued an RFP for a Phase I and II site assessment of this abandoned residential site. The proposed reuse was for new residential construction generating new taxes. The City took a SCPRIF loan from Connecticut to demolish the structures and remove lead and asbestos. Site had extensive car parts and miscellaneous equipment. The Phase I was completed and the soil and groundwater sampling were completed in increments as part of a simultaneous clean up of the site. The City subsequently was able to sell the site and repay the SCPRIF loan. There is a proposal to construct a new two family residence. The removal of the blighted property with its attendant health risks marks a singularly successful cooperation among EPA, DEP, DECD, the City and the VCOG.
- 24-26 Beaver Street, Cook Industrial Park – The Partnership was requested to provide assistance in determining the estimated cleanup cost for this century-old industrial site. A Phase I and II had been performed. A plan was implemented to develop information to fill in data gaps. The sampling led to the discovery of a plume of contaminants that was, in part, under one of the buildings in the complex. Staff discussed the situation with the LEP and CTDEP and after a series of meetings, a protocol for additional testing was developed. The Partnership allocated about $41,000 for the assessment work. The site was under consideration for purchase by a company proposing significant employment. Staff continues to work with all parties. At present, the possibility of some CTDEP assistance in cleanup funding is under consideration.
- Nutmeg Bakery-Breault Road – Provided consultation on environmental matters, foreclosure negotiations and repayment of back taxes. Helped recovery of $500,000 in back taxes for the Town by defining areas of concern.
- Pines Bridge Industrial Park – Provided assessment funding to determine ground water quality and soil conditions for proposed purchase by a private company. Assessment led to commitment to build a manufacturing facility with new jobs and taxes for the community. Assessment completed. New factory constructed. Allocation was for $20,000.
- Pines Bridge Industrial Park – Lot 18 was assessed. Owner cleaned up surficial impacts of dumping. Site grading completed.
- Recreational Area – Staff assisted the Town in review of environmental conditions and discussions with O&G regarding the donation of land for a recreational area on the Naugatuck River at Route 42.
- Posick site-Lopus Road – Staff reviewed information provided by CTDEP and others regarding questions about redevelopment of the site.
- 43 East Main Street – The City wanted to know what the exposures were on this site prior to a possible taking due to delinquent back taxes. The Partnership assisted the City with Access Agreements and the process by which the City could obtain the needed data. An RFQ was issued and the work is underway. The result will be a combination of Phase I and II studies leading to a conceptual remedial action plan. The site is in an area of considerable commercial development and should have recapture value for the City depending on the projected cost of the cleanup, if any. Nearly $32,000 has been allocated for the work. Funds from both the EPA Hazardous Waste and Petroleum Grants will be utilized.
- 316 Park Street – This site is a closed gasoline station, which is adjacent to a significant City park. The City inquired about the potential to determine what the environmental cost for cleanup would be if the City acquired the site to add to the park. The Partnership staff assisted the City in developing an option agreement on the property so that the assessment would be relevant to the fulfillment of the City’s goal. More than $15,000 has been allocated to the project.
- O'Sullivan's Island Initial Investigation – The Partnership conducted an initial assessment of this site where buried drums of industrial waste were discovered and removed in 1984. Contamination was found. Provided $18,799
- O'Sullivan's Island Secondary Investigation – Staff helped the City respond to the contaminated conditions. Staff served as the interface with the EPA assigned contractors who performed the extended site assessment under an EPA Targeted Site Assessment grant. Staff helped to develop a proposal for an experimental phytoremediation project in conjunction with the CT Agricultural Station.
- O’Sullivan’s Island – With funding from EPA, the Partnership conducted a study to develop a conceptual Remedial Action Plan. The study developed several approaches to remediation as well as the anticipated costs for the cleanup.
- O’Sullivan’s Island – The VCOG approved a loan to the City to demolish the abandoned structures on the site. The project will also sample the soil under the former building and pad sites to determine if there is contamination at any location. VCOG staff arranged for the loan to conduct the work through its DECD loan fund.
- Parcel 20 – This is a site adjacent to the former DOT site mentioned below. The City asked for the assessment to determine what conditions were there, should the City consider acquisition of the site for future development.
- Downtown Revitalization District – Staff coordinated the development of the environmental assessment scope of work and the selection of the contractor who performed Phase I, II and III assessments and developed a Remedial Action Plan. Staff has conducted a walking tour of the area and participated in community and developer informational meetings. Partnership funded the conceptual RAP.
- Hines Farm – Assessment of soil and groundwater conditions to determine if site was suitable for a new high school. Extensive testing for pesticides and herbicides. $26,000 allocated.
- 44-46 Commerce Street – The Partnership provided guidance and funding for a Phase II study leading to a Remedial Action Plan. The site has been approved for redevelopment of 18,000 square feet of industrial space.
- 160 Elizabeth Street – Funding was provided for Phase II investigation and for a conceptual remedial action plan. The impetus for the assessment was the consideration of the site for parking for the adjacent City Community Center. The site has been transferred to a company that will relocate out of the downtown redevelopment district.
- Church Street Municipal Parking Lot – Phase I conducted in 2006. Phase II underway. The assessment is being conducted to prepare the site for possible inclusion in the proposed downtown redevelopment area.
- Parcel B-Water Street – Staff reviewed the conditions discovered in the assessment previously performed on the site to assist the Borough in its understanding of the site.
- US Cap site, Route 69 – Staff discussed the situation with the Mayor regarding the former US Cap site due to interest by a developer
- Silvermine Landfill – The Partnership helped negotiate the terms of an option to develop this 10.3-acre former municipal landfill. Staff coordinated the assessment with DEP and arranged for the assessment funding through EPA. Allocated $60,000.
- Axton Cross – The Partnership funded the RFP to perform an expanded assessment of the soil and groundwater conditions of this site that is part of the downtown redevelopment project. Allocated $15,000. Additional sampling has been requested.
- Farmer’s Market – The Partnership provided funding to do some soil sampling as part of the development of data for a final cleanup plan that the City developed. The site has a wonderful new facility that has become the community social asset that the City envisioned.
- Area Congregations Together – Partnership members approved performing a Phase II soil and groundwater assessment for the Area Congregations Together, which considered a Riverdale Ave. site for a new homeless shelter. $10,000 was allocated. It was eventually determined that the site was unsuitable for reasons other than environmental causes, and the project was terminated prior to completion.
- Bridge Street Site – The Partnership received a request for site assessment to determine the soil and groundwater conditions prior to the renovation of this former mill building. The results were relevant to the evaluation and eventual decision in the redevelopment of the site as market rate housing. The construction is underway at this time.
- Plume and Atwood – The Partnership assisted DECD in the review of site data. It coordinated the regulatory review of the terms and conditions of the Remedial Action Plan and assisted in the development of the conclusions.
- Plymouth Glass Site-Main Street – Staff discussed assessment process and status with DEP, Owner and First Selectperson.
- Freight St. Corridor – Staff worked with DEP and the City to define many of the issues in a comprehensive review of environmental matters in planning for reuse.
- Chase Brass Dump Site off Thomaston Avenue – Partnership staff assisted the City in defining the issues leading up to an EPA decision to conduct an emergency removal at the site. The Partnership may offer assessment assistance for closure activities.
- Bunker Hill Park – Staff worked with the City, the owner, community groups and DEP to arrive at a resolution of the diverse issues. An environmental and health risk assessment was performed. Allocation of $15,000 determined that some additional sampling was required to determine how to mitigate some wood ash concerns. DEP conducted additional work. The renovation of the park was completed.
- Bristol Babcock Site - 37 Bristol Street – The Partnership funded a Phase I and II assessment for the site. There are conditions that will need to be addressed in any proposed reuse.
- 40 Bristol Street – The Partnership funded a Phase I and II for this site
- 777-835 South Main Street – Staff reviewed information about both sites in an effort to determine what needs to be addressed prior to reuse.
- Waterbury Industrial Commons - 1875 Thomaston Avenue – Staff reviewed documents provided by the City to discuss the environmental conditions on the site.
- Harper Leeder - 1046 South Main Street – Staff discussed status of site with DEP and EPA to start to understand what additional data would be needed before reuse plans could be prepared.
- Steele Brook Greenway – Staff met with several of the interested parties, including DEP, reviewed available data and made recommendations to the Town as to how to proceed.
- Pin Shop Dam - 20 Main Street, Oakville – Phase I was performed, in part, to determine relationship of the Responsible Party to the current situation. A Phase II is underway. The proposed outcome is to determine the cleanup costs, if any, of an area that the owner proposes to donate to the Town for the proposed greenway.
- Baird Road Site – Staff discussed assessment with the Town staff considering the purchase of the site adjacent to the landfill.
- Greenway Park – The Town engaged the Partnership to conduct an assessment of three acres intended for a Greenway trail. Allocation is for $8,500.