MassDevelopment

Site Readiness Program

Site Readiness

The Site Readiness Fund, administered by MassDevelopment, 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.

FY18 Application Round

The FY18 application round closed on November 3, 2017. A review committee will assess the likelihood that requested funding will advance a project towards site readiness and future development. Review criteria include demonstrated community support, consistency with existing zoning and plans, property attributes (developable acres, utilities available, access, workforce, etc.), marketability and the level of potential private investment and public benefits. Funding decisions are expected to be announced in February, 2018.

For more information on the program, see the full FY18 Program Guidelines.

 

FY17 Awards

Last June, during the program's first year, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.8 million in Site Readiness awards to 13 projects.Last June, during the program's first year, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.8 million in Site Readiness awards to 13 projects. Read the full release here
 

For more information contact:

Ed Starzec
Director of Land Planning & Permitting
Direct: 617-330-2035
Email: estarzec@massdevelopment.com