Connecticut introduces two new brownfield redevelopment champions

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: General

Brownfield redevelopment is a vital component of Connecticut’s smart growth. When a brownfield is redeveloped, it strengthens the state’s economy, removes environmental pollution that poses a risk to public health, and lessens pressure on our shrinking green space. To further move this important effort along, Connecticut now has two new brownfield redevelopment champions — Mark Lewis at DEEP and Tim Sullivan at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).

Mark Lewis, DEEP’s Brownfields Coordinator, will work with all our partners, internal and external, to prioritize important Brownfield projects. He will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the DEEP’s review of permits and approvals associated with the most critical projects. Prior to accepting this position, Mark worked in the Remediation Division for 20 years.

Tim Sullivan was recently named Director of Brownfields, Waterfront, and Transit-oriented Development, a newly created position within DECD. Tim was the former chief of staff for New York City’s deputy mayor for economic development under the Michael Bloomberg administration. Though his position will have a focus on redeveloping Connecticut’s brownfields back into productive use, Tim will also be involved in waterfront and transit-oriented development and coordinating various revitalization efforts throughout the state’s communities.

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