The Greening of Connecticut Brownfields
Living With Our Manufacturing Legacy
Connecticut’s industrial history means that we have hundreds of abandoned sites, or ”brownfields,” whose clean-up could provide economic opportunity and take away the pressures to develop “greener” land.
Successful clean-ups like the Brass Mill Center Mall in Berger’s hometown created new jobs, revitalized a park, and spurred new development.
But, with hundreds of these sites still contaminated and left unused - there’s a long way to go.
Lack of funds, risk of liability, and unwieldy bureaucracy makes developing brownfields difficult.
Today, how to build better on brownfields - and make them viable both environmentally and economically.