State Funding to Fix Up Blighted Properties in Windham

June 26, 2023

Windham is set to receive $240,000 in state funds to cleanup and revitalize two empty buildings in town with the hope of economic development and job growth. The money comes from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Brownfield Remediation and Development Program.
$140,000 will go to assessing and developing a remediation action plan at the 22-acre, vacant site at 322B Main Street. The plan is to prepare the site for its highest and best end use.
$100,000 in grants will go to conduct a site investigation on the 11.63-acre former Giant-Vac factory property at 11 Machine Shop Hill Road. Crews will try to determine the type and extent of contaminants that are there.
In total, the state is spending $23.8 million to remediate 480 acres of land across 22 properties in 15 towns and cities across Connecticut and put them back into productive use. 

The funding shows that working together will move Windham forward. I thank Governor Ned Lamont, my colleagues in the legislature, and the hard-working local elected officials and town staff members for their tireless work to revitalize blighted properties.