A Brownfield is an abandoned or underused piece of industrial or commercial property; often environmentally contaminated. Many of the great industrial cities like Bridgeport are burdened with sites which present legal and environmental challenges. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative is designed to empower states, communities and other stakeholders to work together to assess, clean up and sustainably reuse Brownfields.

CommCap is the managing agency for the City of Bridgeport’s EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund.

1558 Barnum Avenue

1558 Barnum, LLC purchased 1558 Barnum Avenue, a former junkyard and Brownfield site Community Capital Fund received $2.3 million of EPA funds through the City of Bridgeport, as part of the Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund for remediation.