Site Readiness Program
MassDevelopment is pleased to announce the application period for the fiscal year 2017 Commonwealth Site Readiness Program is open!
This 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.
All applications for FY17 funding must be received no later than March 17, 2017.
Applicants can also now review several model documents, including:
- Application instructions, which are also available within the online application;
- Three forms of Memoranda of Agreement: one for public entities, one for private entities and one for regional workshop and study applications;
- Two documents that contain the content required within a municipal letter of commitment, one for public entities and one for private entities. There is no letter required or regional applicants.
- FY17 Site Readiness Program Guidelines
MassDevelopment will hold a webinar on Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to review the application.
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.
For more information contact:
Director of Land Planning & Permitting
Project Manager, Real Estate