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Brownfields Redevelopment Notable City Projects in Bridgeport, Connecticut including: Went Field, West End Industrial Park, Seaview Avenue Industrial Park, Barnum Avenue Business Park, and American ...

Brownfields Redevelopment Notable City Projects in Bridgeport, Connecticut including: Went Field, West End Industrial Park, Seaview Avenue Industrial Park, Barnum Avenue Business Park, and American Fabrics

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    • Brownfields Redevelopment Notable City ProjectsBridgeport, Connecticut
      EBC CT BROWNFIELDS SEMINAR
      September 17, 2010
      Edward Lavernoich
      City of Bridgeport, Connecticut
      Office of Planning and Economic Development
      Mayor Bill Finch
    • REDEVELOPING BROWNFIELDSBRIDGEPORT, CT
    • EPA BROWNFIELDS PILOT
      Bridgeport was the 2nd EPA PILOT designated in the country
      City wide study conducted 1994 – 1996
      Study identified 250+ parcels with real or perceived contamination problems that were discouraging investment
      Potential for re-development was evaluated
      23 clusters/groups of property prioritized based on evaluations
      Progress made on approximately 30% of sites
      Some nationally recognized successes:
      Ballpark and Arena at Harboryard
      Derecktor Shipyards
      West End Industrial Park (former Bryant Electric)
      1558 Barnum Avenue
      Bridgeport has received more than $5 Million in EPA funding
    • BROWNFIELDS IN BRIDGEPORTWHAT’SAT STAKE?
      Jobs; brownfields typically tie up land zoned for business uses, limiting growth opportunities for existing companies and the influx of new companies. CT currently “pushes” jobs to “greenfields”.
      Property Tax Revenue; brownfield properties that under-perform or don’t contribute at all to the City’s economy represent $25 million to $50 million of lost property tax revenue every year (estimates based on zoning capacity).
      Quality of Life; brownfield properties discourage investment and stability in surrounding neighborhoods.
      Public Health
      Smart Growth in CT; unachievable unless we find ways to more fully utilize the infrastructure in inner cities rather than constantly replicating it in suburbs and rural areas.
    • Went Field Aerial View Circa 2000
    • Went Field Conceptual Plan
    • WENT FIELD PLAYGROUND
    • Went Field ExpansionBackground and Funding
      Before: passive park/ballfields down gradient from two abandoned factories.
      Neighborhood consideration: Bassick High School- only high school in CT with a football team but no practice field. Neighborhood forum emphasized resident involvement and vision.
      Findings: metals, deep toluene plume
      Properties acquired through condemnation from speculating owners
      Strategy: capping and institutional controls (Land Use Restriction)
      Funding: 8 different sources, nearly $4 Million
      Acquisition: City GO Bonding, CT DECD, City foreclosure
      Investigations: EPA Assessment Grant
      Park Design: CT DEP and US Dept. of Interior
      Park Improvements: CT DEP, US HUD CDBG, SBC/SNET and JP Morgan Chase
      Ongoing Groundwater Monitoring: CT DECD
      Outcome: Public Health threat addressed- Park Expansion- Amenities added.
      FUNDERS ATTRACT OTHER FUNDERS: LEVERAGE!
    • Bryant Electric Rendering Circa 1940
    • West End; Bryant Electric Complex
      and Environs, 1996
    • The New West End - State Street
    • West End Industrial Park
      Remediated multiple industrial properties and created revitalization corridor now home to the Cesar Batalla School and 4 new private buildings totaling 210,000 square feet; Dari Farms, AKDO InterTrade, Chaves Bakery, A1 Trucking Supply (completed in 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2008)
      Next projects include a fuel cell generating station and mixed-use redevelopment of the Hubbell Engineering site
    • Keys To West End/Bryant Electric Site Brownfield Redevelopment
      Publicly funded demolitions: CT DECD, US HUD (1996-1999)
      Remediation activities funded by both private and public sources
      (1996 to present)
      Charitable donation of real estate: Viacom/CBS (1998)
      Selective use of eminent domain
      State subsidy for 1st new building: Chaves Bakery (1998-2000)
      (no other private buildings in the neighborhood have required subsidy since)
      2004-2007: Rising values for quality building stock (resulting in)
      Increasingly strong demand for commercial/industrially zoned land
    • Abandoned Industrial Bldg @ 480 Bunnell StreetPrior to Seaview Avenue Industrial ParkProject
    • Demolition of 480 Bunnell StreetSeaview Avenue Industrial Park Project
    • Seaview Avenue Industrial ParkAll-Phase Construction Bunnell Street
      Before view of 480 Bunnell Street
      Demolition and Remediation
      New steel going up on All Phase site. Progress photo July, 2006.
    • All Phase Project: Completion of Building 1
      Seaview Avenue Industrial Park Project
    • 2005 Aerial View - 1558 Barnum AvenueMetal Scrap Yard
    • Metal Scrap Yard1558 Barnum Avenue
      Metal scrap yard mid 1930s to
      2003; recycling electronic circuit
      board etching solutions from 1980-90.
      Former operators used
      bankruptcy protection and single
      purpose entities to fight foreclosure
      for more than 10 years. City acquired
      via tax foreclosure in 2004.
      Original remediation estimates:
      $300K to $800K; after post foreclosure
      investigations: $1.3- $1.8 Million.
      Final remediation cost $2.5 million.
      PCB contamination!
      Only 4.8 acres.
      EPA RLF available.
    • Metal Scrap Yard @ 1558 Barnum AvenueSite Assessment Activities, 2005
    • Remediation in Progress @ 1558 Barnum Avenue, Summer 2007
    • Remediation in Progress @ 1558 Barnum Avenue, Summer 2007
    • Remediation in Progress @ 1558 Barnum Avenue, Summer 2007
    • Industrial Condominium Project Concept for 1558 Barnum Avenue
      Building 3
      10,330 sq. ft.
      Building 1
      18,560 sq. ft.
      Barnum Avenue
      Lot Size:
      2.8 acres
      Lot Size:
      2.0 acres
      Existing Building
      28,830 sq. ft.
      Building 2
      17,280 sq. ft.
    • Rehabilitation of Existing Industrial Building - 1558 Barnum Avenue
    • Barnum Avenue Business Park1558 Barnum Avenue
      81,000 square foot new industrial park being developed by Northeast Building Supply on a remediated metal scrap yard
      EPA/City of Bridgeport collaboration success story
    • Rehabilitation of Neighboring Property – 1558 Barnum Avenue
    • Keys to SuccessRedevelopment of 1558 Barnum
      A Motivated Seller (COB)
      public health
      addressing neighborhood frustration
      neighborhood improvement
      economic activity
      not sales proceeds
      City’s Track Record w/ EPA
      nationally recognized successes in brownfield reclamation
      leveraging other sources of funding
      Understanding EPA’s Priorities
      cleaning up sites
      preventing windfalls
      recycling the BCRLF money for future deals
      not commercial terms
      The Right Borrower/Developer
      vested interest in the neighborhood
      prior experience with remediation
      patient money
      guts
    • Former American Fabrics ComplexConnecticut Avenue, Bridgeport
      Approximately 360,000 square feet- obsolete buildings- inefficient layout
      Acquired by CoB via tax foreclosure in 2006
    • Former American Fabrics ComplexBuilding Demolition and Paving
    • Former American Fabrics ComplexBuilding Restoration and Paving
    • Former American Fabrics ComplexBuilding Restoration and Paving
    • Bridgeport Commerce Park(former American Fabrics)
      City utilized EPA Assessment $ to narrow unknowns
      Sale to private developer with significant brownfields experience
      Portion of sales proceeds escrowed to match developer’s demolition/ remediation expenditures (credit)
      $5 Million invested to create 230,000 square foot newly renovated
      commercial/industrial campus for businesses and artists, completed in 2010.
      Complex is currently 60% occupied, with 42 businesses and 85 employees.
    • The Commerce Park includes the
      AMERICAN FABRICS ART & DESIGN CENTER, home to 30 artists and arts related businesses
    • 2005 Aerial View of Former Bridgeport Brass ComplexHousatonic Avenue, Bridgeport
    • Former Bridgeport Brass Site – Southern Parcel (6 acres)
    • Former Bridgeport Brass – Northern ParcelUnited Rentals Project
    • United Rentals
      Property had long history of tax delinquency. City abated portion of previous taxes for new owner in consideration of owner’s expenditures related to demolition and remediation (CGS 12-81).
      United Rentals moved to Bridgeport from Fairfield and in 2009 completed construction on a 40,000 square foot facility at a remediated brownfield on Housatonic Ave just north of downtown – its largest site in New England. Personal property on the site exceeds $10 Million in value.
      Annual new property tax revenue in excess of $300,000.
    • Request for Proposals
      80 Hastings Street
      Redevelopment of 37,000 sf
      Commercial-Industrial Property
      Minimum Purchase Price: $10,000
      Offered by
      The City of Bridgeport, Connecticut
      Bill Finch, Mayor
      (City has utilized EPA assessment funding to
      assess and develop RAP for the property)
    • CITY OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUTOffice of Planning & Economic DevelopmentDonald Eversley, DirectorEdward Lavernoich, Deputy DirectorTel (203) 576-7221 www.bridgeportct.gov click “economic development”