A $200,000 grant is part of a state package to remediate nine blighted properties across the state.
In New Milford, a $200,000 grant will be used for the assessment of three properties, including the buildings located at 6 Youngs Field Road, 20 Youngs Field Road, and 72 Housatonic Ave. which is currently used by the town’s Department of Public Works.
The assessment will help determine a remediation strategy that will allow for future development of the properties. The Department of Public Works is preparing to relocate to a new site, according to a statement from Lamont.
The funds are intended to “support these communities with investigating and cleaning up these properties so they can be redeveloped and put back into productive use to support economic growth.”
The grants are expected to create 853 jobs in total.
“Nobody wants to live in a community that has old, polluted, blighted properties that sit vacant for decades when this land could be used for productive purposes, such as business growth and new housing,” Lamont said in a statement. “By partnering with municipalities and developers, we can clean up these lifeless properties and bring them back from the dead.”