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400 Goodrich St Remediated & Sold to Tri-Con Construction Managers

7/6/2012

The story is finally coming to a close on one of the Town's most hazardous and complicated cleanups Hamden has ever seen. The final phase of remediation has been completed on 400 Goodrich Street, as has the deal for New Haven Company South Hamden Development, LLC (Tri-Con Construction Managers, LLC) to take ownership of it. This story, nearly 16 years in the making, started after the owner of the former Globe Metal Finishing Co. died leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes to both the Town of Hamden and the City of New Haven. The 16,000 square-foot property is located right on the Hamden and New Haven line, next to the Farmington Canal Greenway in the Enterpise Zone of Hamden. With the estate bankrupt and no one to take care of the property, it not only became an eye sore but also a concern to the neighborhood. The property had started harboring many people without homes as well as illicit activity within, worrying residents about their safety.



Illicit activities were not the only problems going on inside the former manufacturing company. The company, which plated small metals for the automotive industry and lamp and drapery hardware, also contained significant contamination problems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had to get involved with the clean-up in 1997, and removing169 drums and 49 boxes of hazardous waste, including cyanide and chromium. Since that time, 45 tons of debris, 30 tons of scrap metal, 95,000 gallons of water and about 150 light fixtures containing mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls have also been removed from the site.

The Hamden Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has been involved with the remediation and sale of the property since 2005. The Town of Hamden sold the tax liens over to HEDC, which alleviated the financial liability of the taxpayers, as well as allowed the corporation to negotiate between both Hamden and New Haven for the foreclosing on old mortgages. After many years and many complications, HEDC's was able to raise nearly $2 million for the clean of pollution on the site while finding a new owner for the newly remediated brownstone. HEDC successfully closed the deal to Tri-Con Construction Managers, LLC on June 15th. HEDC would like to thank the Legislative Council for their continued support and assistance throughout this lengthy process.



“Without the support of the Legislative Council, several Mayors and all of our funding partners at the state, national and regional levels, the very complicated project could never happen,” stated Dale Kroop, Executive Director of HEDC.

For further information on this project and HEDC, please contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7030 or dkroop@hamden.com.

For further information on Tri-Con Construction Managers, please go to there website at www.tri-con.org.


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