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Redevelopment of the Former Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill. The Site. 55 +/- Acre Brownfield located in Georgetown section of Redding, CT Home to the former Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill Facility Current site use is mostly vacant old mill complex primarily used for storage. 1989-Plant Closes.

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Redevelopment of the former gilbert bennett wire mill

Redevelopment of the Former Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill


The site

The Site

  • 55 +/- Acre Brownfield located in Georgetown section of Redding, CT

  • Home to the former Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill Facility

  • Current site use is mostly vacant old mill complex primarily used for storage


Redevelopment of the former gilbert bennett wire mill

1989-Plant Closes


Existing site

Existing Site


Redevelopment of the former gilbert bennett wire mill

Local Involvement

  • Town of Redding

    • Boards of Selectman and Finance

    • Planning, Zoning and Conservation Commissions

  • Town of Weston

    • Board of Selectman

    • Planning and Zoning Commission

    • Conservation Commission

  • Town of Wilton

    • Board of Selectman

    • Planning and Zoning Commission

    • Conservation Commission

  • Town of Ridgefield

    • Board of Selectman

    • Planning and Zoning Commission

    • Conservation Commission

  • Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials

  • South Western Regional Planning Agency


Redevelopment of the former gilbert bennett wire mill

State Involvement

  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

  • Office of Policy and Management

  • Connecticut Department of Health

    • Asbestos Abatement

  • Connecticut Department of Community and Economic Development

    • Small Cities Community Development Block Grant

  • Connecticut Department of Public Utilities Control

    • Utilities

  • Connecticut General Assembly

    • Special Taxing District Legislation

  • Connecticut Department of Transportation

    • State Traffic Commission (STC)

    • Rail Operations and Regulatory Unit

    • Environmental Planning Unit


Redevelopment of the former gilbert bennett wire mill

Federal Involvement

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • Brownfields Program

    • National Smart Growth Award

  • US Treasury

    • Green Building and Sustainable Design Designation

  • US Department of Agriculture

    • Rural Development Program

  • US Department of Transportation

    • CMAQ

  • US Department of Energy

    • Building Technologies Program

  • US Department of the Interior

    • Weir Farm National Historic Site

  • US Department of Homeland Security

    • Interoperability Funds


The master plan

416 Residential Units

Office

Retail

Restaurants

Light Industrial

YMCA

Reactivated Metro North Train Station

Performing Arts Center

Waste Water Treatment Plant

Public Open Space

The Master Plan


Project financing

Debt secured by the Tax Lien Equity from Investors (Venture Capital)

Greenwich, CT Mezzanine Financier (Investor Participation)

Country Bank, NY (Master Planning Financing)

TD Banknorth (Development Financing)

Banc of America Securities General Obligation Bond (Tax District Infrastructure)

USDA Rural Communities (Waster Water Plant Permanent Financing )

Union Savings Danbury, CT (Waste Water Plant Construction)

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (Debt) for Affordable Housing (Equity ) for Affordable Housing

US EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant Technical Assistance US EPA Clean Up Grant

US Treasury Million Green Building and Sustainable Design Tax Exempt Bonds

HUD CDBG Grants Home Funds

Department of the Interior Historic Rehab Tax Credits

Department of Energy Million Energy Tax Credits

US Department of Homeland Security Interoperability Grant (Police)

US Department of Transportation Million CMAQ Grant (Parking Garages)

Project Financing


Project team

Owner/DeveloperGeorgetown Land Development Co., LLC

Project General CounselRichard S. Gibbons

Corporation/Development/Environmental CounselBrody, Wilkinson & Ober Wiggin and Dana Day, Berry & Howard

Tax District/Bond CounselShipman and Goodwin Baker Botts

Lead Project/Master Plan ArchitectsRoger Ferris + Partners

Site/Civil/Environmental EngineeringFuss & O’Neill, Inc.Tighe & Bond Langan Haley & Aldrich

Transportation EngineeringFitzgerald & Halliday Earthtech Liro Group

Design ArchitectsCrosskey ArchitectsBeinfield Architecture PCJack Curtis & Associates Roger Ferris + Partners Studio ABK Cubellis

Charrette FacilitatorsDuany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Economic Impact AnalysisConnecticut Center for Economic Analysis

Public/Governmental Relations and MediaAberdeen Associates, Inc. Capital Strategies, Inc. Roy & LeRoy Alexander Isley & Co. Dakota Group

LEED ConsultantsDavis Langdon

Construction Management/Demolition O & G Industries Bestech Inc. Manafort Brothers

Project Team


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