Majority Leader Aresimowicz Announces Funding for Berlin

February 11, 2016

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/ Southington) is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a $100,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant to the Town of Berlin to investigate the environmental status of 303 New Britain Road.

“This funding is a great opportunity for Berlin,” said Rep. Aresimowicz. “The CT Sand and Stone property is one of the largest undeveloped industrial parcels in town. Assessing whether the land is developable could enable Berlin to create and grow businesses and jobs in the community.”

The grant will be used to conduct an assessment on the environmental status of a specific section of the property at 303 New Britain Road, also known as CT Sand and Stone. The site is 4 parcels totaling over 75 acres. Before building on this property, the town needs to determine if the space is in fact developable, which will be done through the assessment.

"Berlin is pleased to receive this assessment grant and appreciates the continued support from the State of Connecticut. These monies will help us to begin the process of taking an eyesore and turning it into new development, jobs and taxes for the town," explained Mayor Mark Kaczynski.

These funds are part of $8.7 million in state grants that will help 16 municipalities across Connecticut revitalize and remediate specific properties so they can be put back into productive use and attract new development that will benefit each town and city.

Press Release: Majority Leader Aresimowicz Announces Funding for Berlin