Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.8 Million for Site Development Readiness
June 27, 2017
14 awards aim to increase shovel-ready sites for local development goals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ORANGE – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $1.8 million for the inaugural round of the Site Readiness Fund Program, enacted within the administration’s 2016 Economic Development Bill authorizing a $15 million to provide vital resources to municipalities, developers, and community development corporations to increase the inventory of development-ready sites across the Commonwealth.
“The Commonwealth continues to be a competitive place to do business, and this program supports local goals that drive growth and job creation,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are pleased this funding will increase the resources available for municipalities and their partners to attract investment and job growth in communities across Massachusetts.”
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Orange Town Planner Kevin Kennedy to announce the awards in Orange, which is receiving a Site Readiness grant to engage a planning and engineering team to assess the development potential of 432 acres of vacant and underused land near Exit 15 off Route 2.