Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Economic Development announced Friday the state of Vermont is committing $4,058,184 from the Vermont Brownfields Revitalization Fund that promotes the productive reuse of contaminated sites to cleanup properties in Hardwick, Barre, Newport, Burlington, Fairlee, Rutland City, and Winooski. “Cleaning up unused brownfields and turning them into economic opportunities has been a priority for my team,” said Governor Scott. “Transforming these brownfields into job creators and much needed housing is exactly the kind of work Vermont needs advance.” The Town of Hardwick will receive an award of $1,200,056 will help with the redevelopment of a former automotive repair station, which will result in an anticipated 25 full-time employees; reused infrastructure; and 4.7 acres mitigated. In Newport, Gilman Housing Trust will receive an award of $168,506 for the Newport Crossing campus redevelopment which will result in reused infrastructure; 3 units of housing; and .27 acres mitigated.
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