Brownfields

RBP TownsThe Regional Brownfields Partnership

While the full number is unknown, there are hundreds of vacant or underutilized sites known to be held back by environmental concerns in the state of Connecticut.

Through shared resources, common sense strategies, and site prioritization, the Regional Brownfields Partnership (RBP) ensures our state is moving forward.

The RBP rose out of the Naugatuck Valley Brownfields Pilot program established by an EPA grant in 1996. Since then, the RBP has expanded to include 27 eligible cities and towns in west central Connecticut. The RBP is geographically diverse, representing a collection of historic downtowns, neighborhood centers, and surrounding suburban and rural communities from north to south Torrington to Shelton and from west to east Newtown to Berlin.