New London community center, Montville mill project receive financial boosts

New London will receive nearly $1.2 million in state support toward the $30 million regional community recreation center planned for Fort Trumbull. The funding is part of $17.9 million being distributed to municipalities statewide in the form of grants for cleanup of blighted properties, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. The grants come from the Connecticut Department of Economic Development’s Brownfield Remediation Program and are expected to contribute toward $427 million in privately funded projects. City officials see the state investment as a first step in securing funds above the $30 million approved by the City Council for the proposed recreational complex. The community recreation center will cover two parcels at Fort Trumbull that, before they were cleared for development by the city, were home to various properties as well as a portion of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

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