Through the Transformative Development Initiative, a place-based development program for Gateway Cities, MassDevelopment is soliciting nominations from Gateway City officials and their partners seeking to spur sustained economic development for designated districts in their cities. Once selected, TDI Districts will receive enhanced and customized technical assistance, capacity to implement district plans, real estate services, grants to spur local market activity, access to peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and eligibility for real estate equity investments that will leverage other investments and economic activities.
There are currently 10 TDI Districts in Development, selected after the initial Call for Districts in 2014. As described in the TDI program guidelines, MassDevelopment will identify a second round of locally-nominated strategic redevelopment districts in the Gateway Cities to build on our previous TDI work. This second round will include both new Districts and the extension of existing Districts. Please review the guidelines carefully as they have been modified since the first round.
MassDevelopment will designate four to six new TDI districts as part of this second round. Current TDI partnerships can either apply for an extension of their existing TDI District, or apply to have a different district in their city considered for designation. Both new and extending Districts can start their application process using our online form.
To learn more about the Transformative Development Initiative – its origin, the comprehensive “toolkit” available to TDI Districts, and how to prepare your application for the 2017 Call for Districts – please refer to the following:
|October 17, 2017||TDI Next: Program Expansion Update (Webinar I)|
|October 24, 2017||TDI Next: Program Expansion Update (Webinar II)|
|October 24-30, 2017||Regional information sessions and walking tours|
|October 31, 2017 (9:00-10:00 am)||Call for Districts: Application Details (Webinar III)|
|November 15, 2017||Dedicated session for application Q+A and panel on partnership building|
|November 17, 2017 (5:00 pm)||Expression of interest application due|
|January 12, 2018 (5:00 pm)||Final application for new districts and district extension application due|
|February 2018||Districts selected|
|February – June 2018||Partnership development period|
|February – May 2018||Fellow interview process|
|July 2018||Districts in Development period begins; new Fellows come on board|