Hartford – State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) and State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Larry Miller (R-122) applauded the decision to award a $325,000 grant for brownfield remediation of the former Cel-Lastik property on Canal Street that permits the site to be redeveloped into a greenspace for the public.
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announced this award as part of the second round of grants and loans totaling $16 million that will be awarded to brownfield projects across the state.
This is an excellent program and once again Shelton is seeing the benefits. Receiving this grant is another step in the right direction for the redevelopment of Downtown,” said Perillo.
“I am encouraged that this grant will be used to clean up the former Cel-Lastik property,” said Senator Kelly. “This investment will make our community a better place for families to live by paving the way for a public greenspace project.”
This project has a total cost of $333,000, including a soil remediation.
“I applaud this state grant. The town of Shelton should not have to bear the brunt of the financially cost of remediation by the former land owners,” said Miller.
For more information about the brownfield remediation program, please visit the DECD’s Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) website at www.ctbrownfields.gov.