Since April 2014, the City of Meriden has been awarded a total $977,000 to assess and cleanup brownfield sites in downtown. All sites have the potential for redevelopment and are key sites in the Transit Oriented Development zoning district.
$200,000 from the CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will be used to complete environmental assessments associated with redevelopment of the Mills Memorial Housing Complex. Sites that will be assessed include City-owned 62 Cedar Street, the Meriden Housing Authority (MHA)-owned parking lot located at 161 Street, and the buildings and properties that comprise the Mills Memorial Housing Complex located at 144 Pratt Street/144 Mills Memorial.
In addition, $597,000 from DECD has been awarded to conduct cleanup at 177 State Street, a site recently acquired by the City for redevelopment purposes. This vacant site is adjacent to the Mill Memorial Housing Complex.
Finally, $180,000 from DECD has been awarded to assess environmental conditions at the former Meriden-Wallingford hospital site located at 1 King Place. The site was acquired by the City in January 2014 following a tax foreclosure.
Assessment and cleanup work is managed by the City with technical oversight provided by Licensed Environmental Professionals under contract to the City of Meriden, the CT Dept. of Energy and Environment Protection, and the DECD Office of Brownfield Remediation & Development. Additional information about the City's brownfield remediation program is available on the City Office of Economic Development page, www.meridenbiz.com.