ctbrownfields: Our Business

Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development

Public Act 06-184 established the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) in order to provide a “one stop” state resource for information on the programs and services available for brownfield redevelopment in Connecticut.

OBRD is part of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) OBRD staff is comprised of engineers and real estate development professionals who have significant experience in brownfield project management, real estate development and construction management.

In collaboration with its partners at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Department of Policy and Management (OPM), and the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH), OBRD coordinates financing and technical services to foster the redevelopment and reuse of brownfields.


Mission  Statement

The Mission of the Connecticut Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development is to return brownfield sites across the state to productive re-use, including mixed-use, residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and open space uses.

Redevelopment of brownfield properties can benefit communities in a variety of ways by removing blight, attracting private investment and new jobs to vacant or abandoned properties, and by remediating environmental contamination.

OBRD is a one-stop resource for Connecticut brownfield development. We provide financial and technical assistance to municipalities and economic development agencies as well as brownfield owners and potential developers.

OBRD is in the Solutions Business. Our team will work with you to develop a customized solution to the challenges facing your site. No two brownfield projects are exactly alike, and OBRD has the experience and resources to help solve even the most complex redevelopment challenges.



  • Serves as single point of contact to coordinate the various components of brownfield redevelopment projects.
  • Provides direct financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to facilitate redevelopment projects.
  • Coordinates with state and federal regulatory entities on permitting matters to facilitate timely and effective review.
  • Provides direct case management to help clients navigate the complexities of brownfield redevelopment.
  • Assists with project support to reduce cost over-runs.
  • Serves as an active partner through the planning, design and execution phases of brownfield redevelopment projects.

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