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: 

We look forward to reviewing your proposals and announcing the first round of funded projects in April. Please contact Ed Starzec or Laura Barrett at MassDevelopment with any questions.


Project Timeline

MassDevelopment will hold a webinar on Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to review the application.

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