Back in 1997, the City of Bridgeport started the foreclosure process on two adjoining parcels, a 4.8-acre site with a former scrap metal yard and recycled circuit board etching business. After acquiring the site in a tax foreclosure in 2004, the City transferred the ownership to a developer. The developer leveraged EPA grants and loans to fund the environmental remediation.
The remediation removed approximately 6,000 tons of contaminated soil which included approximately 510 tons of poly chlorinated biphenyl (PCB) containing soil. The next step? Installing a cap on the site. The cap, consisting of three slab on-grade foundations and an asphalt parking lot, was designed to be an integral part of the redevelopment.
Now that much of the site has been redeveloped—with the rehabilitation of an existing building and the construction of a new 45,000 square foot building on one of the slabs—business can continue. The remaining portion of the site is set up for build-to-suit additional industrial space.
The remaining environmental work on the eastern parcel includes light non-aqueous phase liquid impacted with PCBs recovery, groundwater monitoring, implementation of an Environmental Land Use Restriction (ELUR), and the submission of a final LEP Verification.