•This former mattress factory had been vacant for more than two
years. To spur redevelopment, the City of Somerville used funds from
its EPA Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot to
complete a site assessment. Contaminants found to be present included barium,
lead and petroleum waste.
•The project's redeveloper, the Visiting Nurses Association,
remediated the site and demolished the existing structures to construct an
assisted-living facility and health center, containing 97 units for low-to-moderate income
•$100,000 in CDBG was used as a cost-containment reserve.