Technical Assistance

MassDevelopment works with municipal officials, planners, local stakeholders, and others to provide technical assistance aimed at addressing site specific and/or district wide economic development challenges through creative solutions and clear, implementable action steps. Through MassDevelopment’s in-house expertise and contracts with “house doctor” consultants, our real estate services team can help municipalities and other public entities address their priority planning and development projects quickly and efficiently.

We offer the following technical assistance opportunities:

  • Master Planning and Visioning for Sites and/or Districts
  • Market Feasibility and Financial Analysis
  • Surplus Property Reuse and/or Activation Assistance
  • Local District Improvement Financing (DIF) Technical Assistance
  • RFP/Q Development and Process Management
  • Regional Economic Development Planning

The next round of Real Estate Services Technical Assistance will open in the Spring of 2020.

District Improvement Financing (DIF)

DIF is a locally-enacted tool that enables a municipality to identify and capture incremental tax revenues from new private investment in a specific area and direct them toward public improvement and economic development projects.

Click here to learn more about District Improvement Financing (DIF).

For more information, contact:

Amanda Chisholm
Vice President, Real Estate Services
Director of Community Technical Assistance
Direct: 617-330-2073

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