Old Saybrook received a Brownfields Area-Wide Revitalization Grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to conduct a study and develop an economic development revitalization plan for Mariner's Way. The Mariner's Way Discovery + Action Plan project began in fall 2016.
Old Saybrook received a Brownfields Assessment Grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to conduct an environmental contamination assessment on nine former industrial properties located along Mariner's Way. Old Saybrook hired the environmental engineering firm Tighe & Bond to conduct the study including: Phase I, Phase II and Phase III assessments on the property; a Hazardous Building Materials Assessment on the buildings; and develop Opinions of Probable Cost to remediate the contaminated areas. The Summary of Findings is an overview of the assessment results. The assessment began in 2015 and concluded October 2017.
The Mariner's Way Plan resulted from the desire to revitalize and redevelop the Route 1 East corridor in Old Saybrook. A Task Force of residents studied the area an formulated the Mariner's Way Plan which the Planning Commission made part of the Town's Plan of Conservation & Development in 2014.