Portland Receiving State Funds for Brownstone Avenue Extension Project

Portland is one of 28 towns that are getting funds through Connecticut's Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP).

Credit: Town of Portland
Credit: Town of Portland

Portland will receive $363,000 in funding for the fourth and final phase of the Brownstone Avenue Extension project, according to a press release from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The first three phases involved the extension of Brownstone Avenue, new sidewalks and parking and the construction of a pavilion and outdoor amphitheater stage, he said. 

The fourth phase involves:

  • Installing water and sewer connections to the pavilion
  • Completing a storage facility
  • Constructing ADA-compliant bathrooms
  • Various outdoor amenities, such as grills and picnic tables

Malloy announced a series of grants under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). The grants will be awarded to 28 towns throughout Connecticut for the purposes of funding a variety of economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life projects. 

“These small town grants allow the state to partner with municipalities on projects that will help improve our communities, rebuild our infrastructure, and create jobs,” Malloy said. “These are investments that will make our towns a better place to live and work, will increase the quality of life, and help attract economic development and growth.”


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