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Assisting Cities with Brownfield Cleanup

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When the City of Waterbury decided to remediate and redevelop a major brownfield site, it turned to Pullman & Comley for assistance.  Attorneys from our environmental practice area advised city officials in creating a cost-effective redevelopment strategy and helped them comply with the complex body of federal and state environmental laws relating to the transfer of the brownfield property, the demolition of buildings and remediation of the site. We assisted the City in the preparation of the application documents regarding a $600,000 brownfield grant from the State of Connecticut and with the requirements of a $19 million remediation grant from the federal government. Finally, we negotiated long term leases including one with an international tenant and assisting  the City of Waterbury in signing a lease with a global supplier of superconductive wires. With the help of Pullman & Comley attorneys, the City is transforming  Waterbury Industrial Commons from a brownfields site of marginal value to a vibrant industrial complex.