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New Milford brownfield on Bond Commission agenda today

The state Bond Commission is meeting today and one of the items likely to be approved is funding to help clean up an industrial site in New Milford.  State Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor says environmental clean up at the Century Brass mill site has been worked on for several years, going back to when she was on the local environment commission.


With the assistance of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, New Milford is marketing the property for possible future uses as a distribution center, a large retail complex or as a property for “green” industry.


Buck-Taylor says once completed, the 72 acre parcel of land will allow the town to increase its industrial tax base by more than $300,000 a year.  The site is about 15-percent of all industrial zoned land in New Milford.