Mayor Mark A. Lauretti has announced that Standard Demolition Services of Trumbull, Connecticut has been awarded the contract for the demolition of the Chromium Process site located at 113 Canal Street.These demolition activities will be completed as a result of a grant award to the City of Shelton in the amount of $1,519,470 from the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development\/Office of Brownfield Remediation Development. The demolition is\u00a0projected to take 12 weeks and should begin in mid-July and conclude in September. Mayor Lauretti said, \u201cThe demolition and environmental remediation of the Chromium\u00a0Process building has been a long-term goal of the city. The demolition of this property\u00a0marks another completed milestone of the Shelton Enterprise and Commerce Park\u00a0(SECP) development plan.\u201d The SECP was initially developed and enacted by the city in 1994 through the\u00a0continued effort and support of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation. The plan which has included numerous short-and long-term objectives has been recognized\u00a0as a high priority by community leaders, the Citizens Advisory Board and many other\u00a0stakeholders, including the State of Connecticut who has identified Shelton\u2019s\u00a0redevelopment efforts as a model for other communities. Over the years, the City has transformed Canal Street into a vibrant community with the\u00a0establishment of a Riverfront Park, Veterans Memorial, Riverwalk and the Shelton Farm\u00a0and Public Market, coupled with significant private residential developments such as\u00a0the Birmingham and AvalonBay Properties. \u201cOur public investments have led the way for significant leveraging of private dollars on Canal Street and now in other parts of Shelton\u2019s downtown corridor. We are now\u00a0beginning to see the fruit of that vision,\u201d said Mayor Lauretti.