Redevelopment planning for the Montgomery Mill site was challenged by unknown environmental conditions and limited hazardous building material information, combined with funding and time constraints.
This site had a history of using hazardous materials and petroleum in the manufacture of sewing machines, textiles, decorative metal, and metal wire and was also suspected to be impacted by historical fill. We assembled a multi-discipline team to complete a Phase II environmental site assessment and comprehensive hazardous building material inspection for the Town under a Brownfield Assessment Grant awarded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Within five weeks of authorization, our team provided essential information to focus future investigations, develop cost assumptions, and prioritize cleanup and abatement efforts. This led to subsequent adaptation of the building for residential use.