Site Readiness Program

Site Readiness Program

The Site Readiness Program aims to boost the Commonwealth’s inventory of large, well-located, project-ready sites; accelerate private-sector investment in industrial and commercial projects; and support conversion of abandoned sites and obsolete facilities into clean, actively-used, tax-generating properties.

FY17 Funding Round

The application window for FY17 funding has closed. The first round of award announcements will be made in April. Expression of Interest applications will be accepted on a rolling basis also beginning in April. The application window for FY18 funding is anticipated to open in Fall 2017. Please contact us with any questions and sign up for updates at the bottom of this page.

Guidance Documents: 


Project Timeline

Listening Tour

In late 2016, MassDevelopment sought feedback from industry groups, municipalities, landowners, and other stakeholders to inform the guidelines for this new program. We held four regional workshops, several industry group meetings, and hosted one interactive webinar. Presentation slides and a recording of the webinar are available below.

Site Readiness - Workshop Presentation


For more information contact:

Ed Starzec
Director of Land Planning & Permitting
Direct: 617-330-2035

Laura Barrett
Project Manager, Real Estate
Direct: 617-330-2051