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Brownfields Revitalization Fund – State Program Awards

The Brownfields Revitalization Fund is used to fund clean-up projects at brownfield sites that can show transformational economic development outcomes. These are the awards that have been made to date:

Town of Hardwick

  • Location: Hardwick, Caledonia County
  • Award: $1,200,056
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a former automotive repair station
  • Anticipated outputs: 25 full-time employees.  Reused infrastructure, on a site vacant.  4.7 acres mitigated. 

Turning Point Center

  • Location: Barre, Washington County
  • Award: $566,433
  • Purpose: Relocation and expansion of services for those suffering from substance abuse disorder
  • Anticipated outputs: 4 full-time employees.  Reused infrastructure.  Expanded programming.  .4 acres mitigated. 

Gilman Housing Trust

  • Location: Newport, Orleans County
  • Award: $168,506
  • Purpose: Newport Crossing campus redevelopment
  • Anticipated outputs: Reused infrastructure.  3 units of housing.  .27 acres mitigated. 

Champlain Housing Trust

  • Location: Burlington, Chittenden County
  • Award: $1,052,692
  • Purpose: Post Apartments redevelopment; a mixed-use commercial/community and housing project.
  • Anticipated outputs: 13 full-time employees.  Reused infrastructure.  .58 acres remediated. 38 units of housing.

Golden Junk, LLC

  • Location: Winooski, Chittenden County
  • Award: $253,712.70
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a former automotive repair station
  • Anticipated outputs: 10 full-time employees.  Reused infrastructure, on a site vacant since 2015. .2 acres mitigated. 2 units of housing. 

512 Main, LLC

  • Location: Fairlee, Orange County
  • Award: $16,785
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a blighted vacant gas station 
  • Anticipated outputs: 5 full-time employees. Reused infrastructure, on a site vacant since 2013. .2 acres remediated.

Vermont Farmers Market Education Center, Inc.

  • Location: Rutland City, Rutland County
  • Award: $800,000
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of Farmer’s Hall, a 14,750-square foot, vacant commercial space 
  • Anticipated outputs: 21 full-time employees. Reused infrastructure, on a vacant site. 2.93 acres mitigated.

Town of St. Johnsbury

  • Location: St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County
  • Award: $1,200,000
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of the 16,700 sqft former armory building 
  • Anticipated outputs: 2 full time employees. Reused infrastructure, on a site vacant since 2009. 1.6 acres mitigated.

Lake & Maple, LLC 

  • Location: St. Albans, Franklin County 
  • Award: $793,360.80
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a contaminated parking lot for housing
  • Anticipated outputs: 72 units of housing, 0.97 acres mitigated. 

Lamoille Build, LLC

  • Location: Cambridge, Lamoille County 
  • Award: $441,234
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of the former Jeffersonville Granary, a vacant commercial site.
  • Anticipated outputs: Revitalization of the property as a vibrant hub for local food businesses and renewing the property’s agricultural legacy; 8 jobs, 1.79 acres remediated.

561 – 567 North Main Street, LLC

  • Location: Barre, Washington County 
  • Award: $38,107.80
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a vacant commercial/residential site.
  • Anticipated outputs: 5 jobs, 1 unit of housing.

Evernorth & Champlain Housing Trust

  • Location: Colchester, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $1,500,000
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of former St. Michael’s dormitories.    
  • Anticipated outputs: 64 residential units, reused infrastructure, remediation of a 3.17 acres site.

Little Rivers Health Care 

  • Location: Newbury, Orange County 
  • Award: $120,553 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a vacant former gas station into a dental clinic.   
  • Anticipated outputs: Expanded use, 11 jobs, reused infrastructure on a 0.36 acres site. Access to dental health services for an area previously not served.

2 Franklin Park West, LLC 

  • Location: St. Albans, Franklin County 
  • Award: $68,000 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment/expanded use for current auto repair and showroom. BRE for automotive dealership. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Expanded use, 8-10 jobs, 14.88 acres site. 

Sam’s Properties, LLC 

  • Location: Hartford, Windsor County 
  • Award: $49,680 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment/reuse of vacant garage for commercial occupancy. BRE for MDL Electric inclusive of office and warehousing space for the company. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Redeploy building vacant since 2010, 6 net new jobs, reused infrastructure, and 0.43 acres remediated.

Burlington City Arts Foundation, Inc. 

  • Location: Burlington, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $768,447 
  • Purpose: Expansion of Burlington City Arts facility and programming; expand cultural and economic opportunities, as well as indoor and outdoor community gathering space. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 3.5 full time employees, 2.19 acres mitigated, and reused infrastructure. 

WillJohn Properties, LLC 

  • Location: Hartford, Windsor County 
  • Award: $31,311 
  • Purpose: Low-income housing - 2 units; cosmetic and code improvements to ensure residential units don't revert to commercial use. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Retention of 2 low-income housing units. Mitigation of 0.4 acres. 

Gilman Housing Trust, Inc. 

  • Location: St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County 
  • Award: $378,114.30 
  • Purpose: Infill development of a fire destroyed site. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Redevelopment of a vacant/blighted site idle since 2009. 30 residential units, 0.375 acres mitigated, public pocket park. Equity impacts: Senior population and wrap around services availed at site. Construction work will be contracted to section 3 employers/employees; prioritized to local, low-income, women, and/or graduates of St. Johnsbury Academy construction technology program. 

Black River Crossing, LLC 

  • Location: Springfield, Windsor County 
  • Award: $133,763.40 
  • Purpose: Ensure that the buildings at 23-25 & 27-31 Main St. & 7-9 Park St. can continue to house residential and commercial tenants.   
  • Anticipated outputs: Renovated structures will expand commercial and residential use. FTE 10-35 new jobs across commercial spaces, 2-5 residential units, 0.2 acres mitigated, reused infrastructure. 

Southern Vermont Health & Recreation Center Foundation, Inc. 

  • Location: Springfield, Windsor County 
  • Award: $1,223,305 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment phases 2 & 3 to reuse of the foundry building; a 20,000 sqft portion of the former J&L Plant - building #4 and construction of a new 10,000 sqft space to connect two buildings to expand Edgar May Health & Rec - child care, group exercise, multipurpose space, lifestyle medicine office and indoor rock climbing and walking track, and basketball court. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 15 FTEs, 0.2 acres mitigated. Expanded community service offerings. 

Springfield Regional Development Corporation 

  • Location: Springfield, Windsor County 
  • Award: $1,234,810.80 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment/adaptive reuse of Park Street School building/site. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 24 housing units, 155 jobs, 5.6 acres mitigated. 


  • Location: Weathersfield, Windsor County 
  • Award: $31,730.40 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment/reuse of vacant garage for commercial occupancy. BRE for a landscaping company. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Redeploy building vacant since 2010, 6 net new jobs, reused infrastructure, 0.1 acres remediated. 

Coop Hill, LLC 

  • Location: Brattleboro, Windham County 
  • Award: $117,990 
  • Purpose: Expansion for Hidden Springs Maple; redevelopment of site includes new construction of a processing and shipping facility on the undeveloped portion of the site. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Current facility will become warehousing for bulk syrup and packaging storage. 12 full time employees and 4.21 acres mitigated. 

Charest Alpinism, LLC 

  • Location: Burlington, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $264,641 
  • Purpose: Petra Cliffs expansion; construction of a new 13,000 sqft facility. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 59 full time employees. Operator will provide educational opportunities including discounts, scholarships and free experiences to underserved and underrepresented communities, and expand youth summer camps and service to local educational institutions. Acres remediated 1.684. 

Nedde Pine, LLC 

  • Location: Burlington, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $45,000 
  • Purpose: Construction of 49-unit/9 story housing development in the designated downtown. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 49 units of housing (10 affordable and 2 for those who have experienced homelessness), 36 full time employees, solar array, storm water catchment chambers, and electric vehicle charging stations on 0.125 acres site. 

Lineage Realty Group, LLC 

  • Location: Montpelier, Washington County 
  • Award: $108,000 
  • Purpose: Increase capacity/production for Caledonia Spirits (CS) distillery (current facility has a 350 person capacity with parking for 150); 22 parking spaces and green space will increase access to CS, local trail system and Winooski River. Campus build-out. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 18 full time employees, reused water, wastewater, roadway and trails infrastructure. Support a travel & hospitality business/Increase CS ability to support charitable donations. Reuse of 0.28 acres vacant site. 

City of Winooski 

  • Location: Winooski, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $809,927.10 
  • Purpose: Construction of a municipally owned 3 level parking garage, topped by 84 units of housing, 115-unit hotel, restaurant, cafe, meeting space on vacant site in a developed portion of Winooski's designated downtown. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 84 units of housing, 115-unit hotel to support travel/tourism/hospitality sector, 160 jobs, 0.895 acres mitigated. 

Community Development Support Inc. 

  • Location: Brattleboro, Windham County 
  • Award: $142,843.50 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment/adaptive reuse and expansion of vacant/blighted 47 Flat Street property. 
  • Anticipated outputs: First floor shared office space (BDCC & SBDC), 19 net new affordable housing units - 9 of which with project-based vouchers from VT State Housing Authority, community park, 0.29 acres remediated. 

Heineberg Properties, LLC 

  • Location: Colchester, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $323,198 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of vacant former dry cleaner site to create new storage units and solar array. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Significantly contaminated property in a mixed-use area. Human, health and safety threats will be mitigated as contamination plume will migrate off-site. Supports Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy energy goals. Two full-time employees and 1.53 acres remediated. 

Windham & Windsor Housing Trust 

  • Location: Rockingham, Windham County 
  • Award: $202,872 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a blighted downtown building as part of the active revitalization effort. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 27 units of affordable housing; ADA access and parking as required. Decrease homelessness with 5 units intended to serve this specific population. Acres remediated 0.22. 

157 South Champlain Street, LLC 

  • Location: Burlington, Chittenden County 
  • Award: $338,814 
  • Purpose: Work to infill redevelopment of a 0.25 acres blighted site that has been vacant for decades. 
  • Anticipated outputs: 48 units of housing (10 affordable/38 market rate) meeting Burlington and Efficiency VT energy standards; will include car share and EV parking spots. 

Connor Brothers Redevelopment Company, LLC 

  • Location: Montpelier, Washington County 
  • Award: $400,000 
  • Purpose: Redevelopment of a vacant 15,000 sqft former granite shed. 
  • Anticipated outputs: Lease agreement with the new tenant being finalized; 12 full time employees. Reused infrastructure, water, sewer, power and roadways. 1.6 acres mitigated.