Local communities receive One Stop state grants

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Local communities receive One Stop state grants
Downtown Hudson lays under a brilliant sunset. Hudson recently received a grant through the Community One Stop for Growth program. (Photo/Tami White)

BOSTON – Several local communities have received grants through the state’s Community One Stop for Growth program.

The program is an application portal overseen by the Executive Office for Economic Development that provides a streamlined process for municipalities and organizations to apply for 13 programs that fund economic development projects related to planning and zoning; site preparation; building construction; infrastructure; and housing development.  

Grants were awarded to the following communities:

Grafton

  • 215 Properties LLC, Underutilized Properties Program – $115,000

215 Properties LLC will use this grant to revitalize a vacant 12,856-square-foot building in Grafton into eight units of mixed-income housing; six units will be market rate and two units will be affordable. Funds will be used for building stabilization and shell repair, as well as interior rehabilitation or remediation.

  • Massachusetts Downtown Initiative – $25,000

Technical assistance to improve wayfinding to historic/cultural sites in the Grafton Common Historic District.

  • Community Planning Grant Program – $25,000

Grafton will conduct an economic feasibility analysis as a requirement for 3A compliance for communities with over 10% inclusionary zoning policy.

Hudson

  • Massachusetts Downtown Initiative – $25,000

Technical assistance to design a quantitative methodology with the appropriate economic indicators to gauge the positive impacts of the Hudson BID.

Marlborough

  • Marlborough Economic Development Corp., Housing Works Infrastructure Program – $3,020,536

Marlborough will complete phase three of the Lincoln Street Reconstruction Project and make targeted improvements along Lincoln Street from Highland Street to Bolton Street to unlock new residential growth and private investment in this area.

Westborough

  • Town of Westborough, Housing Choice Grant Program – $110,000

Westborough will study economics, transportation, land use, open space and recreation in the downtown to develop design guidelines, zoning amendments and study traffic patterns.

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