$2.5 million in state funding to help New Milford demolish the former Century Brass mill building will be considered by the Bond Commission when it meets Friday. State Senator Clark Chapin says this additional investment will help the town transform the former Century Brass property from its idle state to a productive one.
The 72-acre Century Enterprise Center still includes a vacant 320,000 square foot brass mill. Chapin says the building is contaminated with asbestos that must be disposed of properly before the town can move forward with redeveloping and marketing the property.
The project will create 50 construction-related jobs.
The former Century Brass fabrication mill has been closed since 1986. New Milford acquired the site in 1999. Sewer, water and road infrastructure improvements have already been made near the property.