East Hampton will receive $500,000 in funding to implement phase II of a comprehensive blight removal, public safety and public parking project, according to a press release from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The project promotes economic development and removes a public health threat by remediating a brownfield at the former site of the Summit Thread Powerhouse and turning it into a public parking area, according to Malloy.
That will provide easy access to public transportation, retail and restaurant establishments and other area businesses, he said.
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.”