Active Projects

1406 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin

NVCOG is conducting an environmental assessment in order to facilitate potential site transfer. The property is improved by a 5-bay automotive service garage. Assessment is funded by petroleum funds through NVCOG's FY2016 EPA Assessment grant, as approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and by U.S. EPA Region 1. 

Project Status: NVCOG released an RFP through its RBP short list. The project selection committee retained WSP based on the proposals merits. Contract negotiation in progress. 

161 Massirio Drive, Berlin

NVCOG will conduct an environmental assessment in order to facilitate potential site transfer. The property is improved by an automotive service garage. Assessment is funded by petroleum funds through NVCOG's FY2016 EPA Assessment grant, as approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Project and by U.S. EPA Region 1.

Project Status: Request for Proposals in development.

Derby Main Street South

The City of Derby received multiple inquiries from private parties regarding city-owned parcels south of Main Street. These parcels have long been part of Derby's central design district and are approved for high-density, mixed-use development. The City requested NVCOG apply on its behalf for Round 11 funding through the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development's (CT DECD) Municipal Grant Program. NVCOG was awarded $200,000 to conduct assessment activities in the Derby Main Street South project area. Environmental assessment activities will support the construction of local roads in the area and will target parcels most ready for development. This assessment project is critical to the success of the City of Derby's $5 million Urban Act grant, which will directly fund construction of local roads and infrastructure.

Project Status: Request for Proposals - review in progress

67-71 Minerva Street, Derby

The City of Derby requested the assistance of the NVCOG at 67-71 Minerva Street after taking ownership of the site through tax-foreclosure in September, 2018. A previous Phase II environmental assessment, funded by NVCOG's FY2012 EPA Assessment Grant, provided information critical to the site-transfer. However, due to funding limitations and the advanced depth at which groundwater is present on-site, the 2014 Phase II report had some data gaps and limitations that now need to be addressed. The new assessment and supplemental report will provide remedial cost estimates so that the City may seek appropriate resolutions for the site's challenges.

Project Status: Contract negotiation in progress.

O'Sullivan's Island, Derby

O’Sullivan’s Island is a peninsula at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers, located south of Derby’s downtown commercial district. While vehicles and trains pass nearby, the site offers a welcome moment of quiet among trees along the waterfront. Enveloped by structure, water, and sky, O’Sullivan’s Island is one of the most interesting and naturally beautiful pieces of land in the lower Naugatuck Valley. It is also one of the most challenging brownfield locations NVCOG has had the opportunity to improve. Over the last decade, NVCOG’s Environmental Planner Arthur Bogen and Executive Director Rick Dunne have been significant players in the orchestration of funding contributions and work completed by the City of Derby and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. O’Sullivan’s Island Recreation Park opened to the public for the first time in over twenty years in 2009 and in 2013 the City of Derby completed its portion of the Naugatuck River Greenway trail that runs across the site’s northern edge.

NVCOG was awarded a $200,000 DECD grant to conduct environmental assessments and develop remediation strategies on the site. 

Project Status:Ongoing oversight

Fishing and Viewing Platform at O'Sullivan's Island Recreation Park, Derby

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on behalf of the Connecticut Housatonic Natural Resource Trustee Council awarded NVCOG $325,000 to construct an accessible fishing and viewing platform at O'Sullivan's Island Recreation Park.

Project Status: Design and engineering phase

6 Rubber Avenue and 0 Water Street , Naugatuck (Parcels A&B - Former General Datacomm Building)

The NVCOG Revolving Loan Fund Committee awarded the Borough of Naugatuck $100,000 toward remediation at the former General Datacomm facility. The Borough proposes to utilize this funding to address needs on the ground floor. The Naugatuck Entertainment Center space will provide popular pop-up events like Naugatuck's Custom Car & Motorcyle Show with an improved venue. Public comments on the draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives and Community Relations Plan documents may be submitted through Friday, February 9, 2018. See the following link for more information: Public Notice

Project Status: Remediation bid in progress

251 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck

NVCOG is conducting an environmental assessment in order to facilitate potential site transfer. The property is improved by a 2-bay service garage. Assessment is funded by petroleum funds through NVCOG's FY2016 EPA Assessment grant, as approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and by U.S. EPA Region 1.

Project Status: Phase II survey activites complete, draft report in progress.

Thomaston Brownfield Area-wide Revitalization Grant

NVCOG and the Town of Thomaston were awarded a $60,000 Brownfield Area-wide Revitalization Grant for three (3) parcels along East Main Street in Thomaston. The long underutilized former Plume and Atwood facility is the center of the project area, which additionally includes the Railroad Museum of New England and the former New England Oil Terminal. The Town and NVCOG will investigate the sites' existing challenges, particularly with respect to limited vehicular access off of East Main Street. The Town will additionally identify low-cost, incremental projects that may improve existing conditions while additional funding is sought for remediation.

Project Status: Request for Qualifications scheduled January, 2019.

909 Bank Street, Waterbury

NVCOG conducted an environmental assessment in order to facilitate potential site transfer. The property is currently vavcant. Assessment was funded by petroleum funds through NVCOG's FY2016 EPA Assessment grant, as approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and by U.S. EPA Region 1.

Project Status: Phase I and Phase II reports complete.

Waterbury Industrial Commons (1875 Thomaston Avenue)

NVCOG's Revolving Loan Fund Committee awarded the City of Waterbury $173,000 to continue project work at Waterbury Industrial Commons (WIC). WIC is a testament to the City of Waterbury's committment to supporting advanced manufacturing and well paying jobs in the region. The undertaking has leveraged tens of millions from the Department of Defense and private investment. An NVCOG EPA Revolving Loan Fund grant targeted cleanup of contaminated soils. The City has since submitted an application for assessment activities at the north end of the site. A Request for Proposals through the RBP Shortlist was released Thursday, October 12.  

Project Status: Phase II complete.

Waterbury Mad River

NVCOG is overseeing a $500,000 grant for assessment and remediation across multiple parcels on behalf of the Waterbury Development Corporation. Remaining funds are allocated to conduct remediaiton activities at Lot 19, where Brass City Harvest plans to construct a regional food hub for cleaning and preparing locally-grown foods for distribution.

Project Status: Remediation activities scheduled spring 2019.