$475,000 Grant Awarded for Long Hill Green
October 17, 2016- First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst announced the receipt of a $475,000 competitive grant to the Town of Trumbull for enhancements to Long Hill Green. On Friday, Evonne Klein, Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Housing, notified the Town they had been selected through a competitive process to receive funds from the Main Street Investment Fund Program.
“We have been placing extra emphasis on leveraging grant funding to enhance our community. This award will allow significant improvements to the green space making it more usable for residents and customers while improving the aesthetics of the area. Additional sidewalk connections will be made to adjacent neighborhoods promoting safe, pedestrian access to restaurants and other amenities. Three decorative gateway signs will be added to demarcate the area. All of the planned improvements are in keeping with our Plan of Conservation and Development and the Long Hill Green Plan that was approved in 2014.”
“This funding represents a significant step toward the transformation of the area. We will be going through a contracting process with the State and undertaking some additional master planning for the area this Winter. We will begin the actual project work this Spring”, noted Rina Bakalar, economic and community development director.
The Main Street Investment Fund program is designed to improve town village and commercial centers to help attract small businesses, promote commercial viability, and improve aesthetics and pedestrian access.