Bridgeport tackles cleanup, legal issues at Remington Arms plant

The property is still not the kind of place children should frequent, or for that matter anyone other than construction workers wearing the proper clothing and safety equipment. But it is becoming easier to picture a day when it will be clean and ready for redevelopment. The initial work following delays began last April in response to a warning by the building department an “imminent danger” of collapse. First, though, crews will remove the foundations of the previously razed sections of the plant along Helen Street, which, thanks to the wet winter, have become concrete and twisted steel swimming pools ringed by fencing. It will likely be around 10 months before the property is completely cleared off at, so far, a total cost of $15 million, $5 million of which the city budgeted in 2020, the balance awarded from the state in 2021.

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