Rick Lopes

State Senator

Rick Lopes

Deputy Majority Leader

Fighting For You

June 28, 2021

Berlin Legislators Welcome Grant to Assess Property for Potential Redevelopment to Support Economic Growth

State Senator Rick Lopes and State Representative Catherine Abercrombie, members of the Berlin legislative delegation, were encouraged by the state’s commitment to grant funding to help assess a property in Berlin for possible redevelopment. Berlin will receive a $86,330 grant to take on additional ground water studies of a property at 303 New Britain Road and for a Remedial Action Plan to allow for redevelopment of the property as an industrial park.

“I want to thank Governor Lamont and the state Department of Economic and Community Development for awarding this great investment to Berlin. This grant will support efforts in the town to study and redevelop properties and will help create new job opportunities and economic growth,” said Sen. Lopes.

“This state funding is welcome news for Berlin’s efforts to clean up and revitalize properties with potential for future economic growth,” Rep. Abercombie said. “I look forward to seeing the progress being made and am grateful to the governor and DECD for prioritizing this project.”

The grant awarded to Berlin comes from the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s Brownfield Remediation Program. More information about the state’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program can found at www.ctbrownfields.gov.