A brownfield is defined under Connecticut General Statutes §32-760 as any abandoned or underutilized site where redevelopment, reuse or expansion has not occurred due to the presence or potential presence of pollution in the buildings, soil or groundwater that requires investigation or remediation.
There are a number of sites in Fairfield that might meet this definition, all of which are privately owned. The Economic Development Commission has compiled a list of potential brownfield sites using information available from public sources, and has attempted to prioritize these sites based on their redevelopment potential. The Commission regularly meets to discuss the status of these sites and to work toward redevelopment of these properties.
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The Remediation Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) oversees the assessment and cleanup of brownfields and other contaminated sites in Connecticut
The Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development within the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD), provides technical support and financial assistance for the clean-up and redevelopment of brownfield sites.
The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), administers grant funds on behalf of Fairfield and the five other municipalities within this region, to conduct investigation and assessment of brownfield sites. For more information, please contact Brian Carey, Conservation Director or Mark Barnhart, Community & Economic Director.
Listing files in 'Redevelopment Sites'