BOSTON – State officials announced Thursday that Fitchburg’s Central Steam Plant site is one of the five brownfield areas that will be targeted for cleanup so it may one day be redeveloped and create jobs.
“This is a positive opportunity for Fitchburg. This site is close to the Wachusett Station and is a prime location for economic redevelopment,” said Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, referring to the commuter rail station under construction in West Fitchburg.
“The Central Steam Plant is one of the most challenging sites in the city to redevelop,” said Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, who attended the announcement. “Being a part of the state’s targeted cleanup program will greatly increase the likelihood this site will be turned into something the community will value.”