Waterbury Receives Grants for Properties Remediation

June 25, 2021

I am pleased to let you know that Waterbury has been awarded $4 million in grants for the demolition and remediation of the former Anaconda and Anamet properties.

These grants were made possible in part with the passage last year of House Bill 7001 (now Public Act 20-9) which made changes to the state's Transfer Act. State Senator Joan Hartley and I strongly supported HB 7001. The legislation passed unanimously in the House and Senate.

Waterbury is receiving grants from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

  • $2,000,000 to complete demolition and remediation of the former Anaconda American Brass/EWR Complex on Freight and West Main streets, paving the way for potential mixed-use development including residential, commercial, and/or manufacturing opportunities.
  • $2,000,000 to complete demolition and remediation of the Anamet site on South Main Street for potential warehousing and/or manufacturing opportunities.


Remediation of these properties is a win for Waterbury. The "cleaned" properties will promote economic development with the potential for housing, retail, commercial, recreational use, and job creation.

I want to thank Governor Lamont and the DECD for helping to make this happen.