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This city owned,  6-acre former scrap metal yard has stagnated for over 15 years as the city struggled to identify cleanup funding.  There is long standing community support to transform the site into a community park.  The park will create recreational opportunities for local residents and children attending an adjacent elementary school and will be Phase 1 of a green pedestrian connection from the train station to the waterfront.

Within the last year Bill Lindner vetted the multi- million dollar  project, identified potential funding sources through NRD and HDSRF.  CCI advanced this cleanup by exploring remediation alternatives and focusing DEP resources on transforming this abandoned brownfield into a community asset within the next year.   CCI will coordinate several DEP centric opportunities at the site, including:  PCB and metals remediation, offshore reef construction, wetland creation and green infrastructure features. 

2nd Street Park