The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) recently announced its next round of brownfield funding. DECD is accepting applications until November 17, 2014, for grants of up to $1.5 million to qualifying municipalities and economic development agencies. DECD anticipates in the neighborhood of five awards to incentivize the continued revitalization of Connecticut's brownfield sites under the Historic Brownfield Revitalization Program.
Grants are for sites that are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or State Register, or already a designated Local Historic Property. During this sixth round of brownfield funding, each of the qualified applicants is eligible for a grant of up to $300,000. These dollars are available for assessing environmental and structural conditions, as well as for conducting community-driven reuse visioning and planning activities. As part of this round of funding, DECD, the State Historic Preservation Office and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will coordinate their efforts to facilitate innovative strategies for the remediation, stabilization and redevelopment of historically significant mills and other similar properties throughout the state.
The use of the funds is limited to costs associated with the investigation, assessment and reuse planning of a historically significant brownfield site. These costs may include those for (i) soil, groundwater and infrastructure investigation; (ii) site assessment; (iii) hazardous building materials surveys; and (iv) structural analysis, planning, engineering and environmental consulting.
For more information regarding this round of funding, please see DECD's Notice of Funding Availability here.
Applications must be submitted electronically via firstname.lastname@example.org to DECD by 4:00 PM on Monday, November 17, 2014. Applicants should expect to participate in an in-person interview in Hartford during the week of either December 8 or 15, 2014. Funding awards will be announced in January 2015.
Questions relating to the application process for this sixth round of funding may be submitted to email@example.com by October 27, 2014. DECD will post responses to questions received at www.ctbrownfields.gov by November 3, 2014.
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New Jersey real estate partner Craig Gianetti will participate in a robust webinar hosted by the New Jersey Builders Association, exploring the multitude of issues that builders and business owners face due to the COVID-19 health emergency.
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Luke Pontier and Nicole Magdziak co-authored an article, "A Cautionary Tale of Orphan Signature Pages," published in the Fall 2019 issue of Dimensions, a newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association.
On January 17, Craig Gianetti and Justin Hannan will be speaking on a panel, "Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Opportunity Zones: Synergies and Conflicts," at the 2020 Economic Leadership Forum, produced by the New Jersey Bankers Association.
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On July 15, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its much awaited decision in Christian Mission John 3:16 v. Passaic City. The court granted certification on an appeal from the Appellate Division, which affirmed a decision of the Tax Court rejecting a property tax exemption for a church in the City of Passaic.
Craig Gianetti, a partner in Day Pitney's Real Estate & Land Use group, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
Craig Gianetti is featured in a Market Forecast special section in the January 2020 issue of Real Estate New Jersey.
Day Pitney LLP announced today that April F. Condon has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate and Environmental group in its Stamford office. She joins from Robinson & Cole LLP.