The Community One Stop for Growth is a single application portal and collaborative review process of community development grant programs. It encompasses applications for MassWorks Infrastructure, Urban Agenda, Downtown Initiative, Community Planning, Rural & Small Town Development, Site Readiness, and others. This process streamlines the application experience, saving time and resources.
We are proud to have assisted several clients in the successful pursuit of funding for their infrastructure projects for FY24, including:
- City of Haverhill: The City received $4,000,000 to support infrastructure repairs, upgrades, and enhancements to support a $175 million redevelopment in downtown Haverhill that will transform the failed Urban Renewal District and Goecke Municipal Parking Deck into a vibrant public plaza and mixed-use development. This public infrastructure project creates the new public plaza, roadway, sidewalk and streetscape improvements on the surrounding street network.
- Town of Littleton: The Littleton Sewer Project received $4,000,000 to provide critical sewer infrastructure to support the redevelopment of the 550 King Street parcel. Specifically, this project will create a water resource recovery facility, effluent recharge site and a sewer expansion collection and conveyance system to Littleton Common to link the 550 King Street parcel, and 100+ parcels, to the Town’s new wastewater treatment and discharge facility, unlocking the ability to create a thriving mixed-use development.
- City of Lowell: The City received $260,000 to apply toward intersection improvements. The Appleton Street/Church Street intersections with Gorham Street and Central Street are a key gateway to the commercial centers in Downtown Lowell with recurring safety concerns. The proposed funding request includes the completion of the engineering design and permitting required to progress the reconstruction of the two signalized intersections and create a complete streets corridor to welcome multi-modal users and unlock area redevelopment.
- Town of Yarmouth: This $3,500,000 award supports Phase One of the town’s wastewater collection system for the commercial Route 28 and Shore Drive area. This is part of an eight-phase town-wide Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan. The grant would fund 25% of contracts two and three in Phase 1; a $38M construction project providing a wastewater collection system for 441 parcels along Route 28 between Parkers River and Bass River, and Shore Drive. The project will facilitate over $100,000,000 in new growth.
We anticipate that the One Stop for Growth application portal will reopen again in December of 2023. We are already discussing Expressions of Interest with clients in anticipation of the upcoming Notice of Funding Availability. If you have a project that could be considered for this program, we encourage you to reach out today to discuss your application needs.
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