Brownfields & Neighborhood Revitalization
We remain the state’s leader in Brownfields identification and redevelopment. In fact, our Workforce Investment Board’s Brownfield Job Training Program will be featured as a Case Study in a federal EPA publication on the Nova Dye and WIC projects for job placement. The publication will be released at the EPA’s Brownfield Conference this September in Chicago.
The O’Leary Administration has embraced the task of revitalizing certain Waterbury neighborhoods, partnering non-profit organizations and local, state and federal housing officials.
Gaffney Place features five newly remodeled homes in the Historic Hillside neighborhood, developed through a public-private partnership. Liberty Commons is a 33-unit affordable apartment complex recently opened by the nonprofit Loyola Development Corp. Also, Francis Xavier Plaza was opened on Baldwin Street earlier this year. The former St. Francis Xavier School was transformed into a 20-unit permanent supportive housing complex for adults and families experiencing chronic long term or repeated homelessness. It was a joint effort among local, state and federal agencies as well as the Archdiocese of Hartford.