Derek Slap


Derek Slap



December 15, 2022

Senator Slap Welcomes $998,000 Grant To Remediate West Hartford Blighted Property

This week, State Senator Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) welcomed the release of a $998,000 grant through the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Brownfield Remediation and Development Program to West Hartford, which will be used to inspect and remediate a currently vacant property on Farmington Avenue. This remediation would help the planned redevelopment of the site.

“I’m gratified that Governor Lamont and the Department of Economic and Community Development are investing in West Hartford,” said Sen. Slap. “Turning a vacant building into the proposed affordable housing set for the site will have great benefits for the local community. I’m eager to see this work begin and I applaud the leadership of the Town Council, including Mayor Cantor, in moving this project forward.”

Among 41 blighted parcels of land in 16 communities receiving these grants, West Hartford will receive $998,000 to investigate and remediate the .67-acre property at 900 Farmington Avenue, currently the site of the West Hartford Inn and a former restaurant. Upon completion of remediation, the property will be redeveloped as a 44-unit affordable mixed-income multifamily residential complex.