June 2011  |  Issue 2 
Newtown News




Liz Stocker
   The Newtown Economic Development Commission is working 
   on some commercial and industrial projects that
   will eventually benefit all business in town. Not a Newtown 
   business?  Then learn more about what is going on in
   Newtown and how Newtown can be a positive step for 
   your bottom line.

Elizabeth Stocker, AICP
Director of Economic and Community Development

With large commercial and industrial properties, Newtown can easily match your building needs

Newtown appears to be almost unique in that it has large commercial and industrial properties - both land and buildings at three separate interchanges of Interstate 84 making it easy to match your needs to the right property.

The Newtown Tech Park, located a few hundred yards off exit 10 has just received local wetlands approval for an access road and is much closer to being shovel-ready. A few lots remain nearby on Commerce Road and at Curtis Corporate Park in Sandy Hook, where small businesses make up an important commercial hub off exit 11. 





AFS Tax Abatement Receives Go-Ahead 

Hi-tech manufacturing company receives permission for temporary abatement. Advanced Fusion Systems' bid to have its property taxes remain flat for the next five years has been overwhelmingly approved.



Read more about the advantages to doing business in Newtown.

Newtown property owners who need assistance with redevelopment of their commercial property may be eligible for Regional Brownfield funds

Newtown is a member of the Regional Brownfields Partnership and has worked with the Valley Council of Governments (VCOG) to help clean up contaminated properties including the duplexes at the Fairfield Hills Campus.

EPA announced the recipients of $1.9 million in new Brownfields grants which will help Connecticut communities to assess, cleanup and redevelop abandoned or contaminated properties. The funding is part of more than $76 million in EPA brownfields investments across the country announced this past week by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to protect health and the environment, create jobs and promote economic re-development in American communities. The grant money will assist work to reclaim sites including old textile mills, sites containing hazardous substances and petroleum products and other abandoned industrial and commercial properties. EPA's Brownfields program encourages redevelopment of America's estimated 450,000 abandoned and contaminated waste sites. $500,000 has been awarded to the VCOG community-wide revolving loan fund bringing new funding opportunities to communities within the region. Property owners are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Stocker at 203-270-4271 in the Newtown Economic & Community Development office for more information.


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Newtown Tech Park advances with local Inland Wetlands Commission approval.
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The town of Newtown is in the planning stages for Newtown's First Restaurant Week, to occur September 6th - 16th, 2011.
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Fairfield Hills Campus
Starts June 28th

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