STRATFORD - Officials have announced that the long-vacant Stratford Army Engine Plant may soon be home to new businesses and apartments.
Mayor John Harkins says the agreement, signed by government officials and a private development company, will bring hundreds of new jobs to the town.
The 77-acre site at the mouth of the Housatonic River has been a source of controversy for two decades, especially due to its contamination, but the plan includes a strategy to clean and test the area.
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Harkins says he expects work to begin on the development in early 2014.