BROCKTON — The town has received a $250,000 point out grant to eliminate poisonous materials from the vacant downtown Corcoran Offer Enterprise property, which officials say is the initial step toward redeveloping the residence into downtown housing.

The Corcoran Offer Corporation is a 3-tale, 65,000-square-foot setting up located on 1.2 acres of downtown property at 308 Montello St.

The residence is viewed as a brownfield and the grand cash will be used to assess and remediate issues related to gas storage tanks, contaminated soil, asbestos and lead paint, which have all manufactured the site unfit for use.

“Getting rid of these pollutants will clear the way for the residence to be developed into 62 new models of workforce and cost-effective housing for the town,” Mayor Robert Sullivan’s business office claimed in a assertion.

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The initiative is the most current action in Brockton’s economic development plan to make much more transit-oriented housing units downtown, Sullivan’s office environment stated. The town stated it sees the Corcoran constructing as “ideally situated” remaining in the “heart of the town” and in walking distance of the Brockton MBTA Commuter Rail station.

“I am thrilled that these essential resources have been awarded to the Metropolis of Champions,” Sullivan mentioned. “The Corcoran Creating remediation will add to the revitalization and household development of Brockton’s downtown.”