A Brownfield site is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land.
The City of Bristol pursues opportunities to secure funding for environmental site assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of Brownfield properties which will contribute to the economy and health and well-being of the City and our residents.
The City of Bristol received grants in 2013 from the Valley Council of Governments (VCOG) to conduct Phase I and II Assessments, and in 2014 from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to conduct a Phase III Assessment of a Brownfield located at 894 Middle Street that has great potential for economic development. In 2016, DECD awarded the City a grant of $1,338,509.00 to clean up the 17-acre parcel. The property is important because it is sited on a gateway into Bristol and on a busy corridor off I-84 near the Southeast Bristol Business Park and the 229 Technology Park. It was previously the location of a metal refinishing facility and findings have shown the presence of multiple contaminants including PCBs. There are no structures remaining on the parcel at this time.
A Remediation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed by a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) hired by the City, with input from officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) that includes plans for the removal and/or encapsulation of contaminated soils on the parcel. Permits have been obtained from land use boards in Bristol and Southington, and from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
When the contaminated soils have been removed, the land will be available for commercial development. Please contact the Bristol Development Authority at 860-584-6185 with questions about the clean-up or future development of the parcel.