MassWorks Out of Round Awards

The following cities, towns and economic development projects were awarded a MassWorks grant.

2017

Andover - $6,000,000

Andover’s $6 million MassWorks grant will unlock up to $220 million in private investment. This town will redevelop 146 Dascomb Road into a 660,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, including:

The sewer and traffic improvements will open future development opportunities at an adjacent 80-acre parcel.

Both sites are located in a priority development area.

Manchester-by-the-Sea - $500,000

The $500,000 MassWorks grant will leverage $1,031,000 committed by for the Manchester-by-the-Sea Phase I Harbor Dredging Project. A total of some 24,676 cubic yards of harbor sediment is to be removed to restore the depth of the harbor areas to a minimum of 8 feet at low tide.

The project will support Manchester’s working harbor that brings in approximately $6M of lobsters each year. In addition, the project will support two marinas that employ approximately 75 people and the 1,000 boats moored in the harbor.

Walpole - $2,500,000

MassWorks grant funding will allow for infrastructure improvements to the Coney Street corridor in Walpole. These improvements will support Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.’s $300 million investment in their current R&D and manufacturing facility. In addition, Siemens will create up to 700 new jobs over the next 10 years. The MassWorks grant to the Town of Walpole complements additional state investments through the Mass Life Sciences Center and the Workforce Development Training Program. 

 

2016

Greenfield - $7.5 million

Greenfield's $7.5 million MassWorks award funds the construction of a new public parking garage.This will support continued downtown development in the Town’s Bank Row Urban Renewal Area.

Ludlow Mills Riverwalk - $429,500

Ludlow's $429,500 MassWorks award will:

  • improve pedestrian safety
  • provide historical markings along the Ludlow Mills Riverwalk

This Riverwalk project will reconnect the community with the Chicopee River for the first time in 160 years.

It will do this by:

  • redeveloping the former Ludlow Manufacturing and Sales Company buildings
  • They will become residential, commercial, and industrial units.

Orange - Innovation Infrastructure - $200,000

MassWorks funding will support the construction of a new public parking area. This will serve as the primary parking area for a new public fitness trail.

The grant will finance:

  • design
  • engineering work
  • the demolition of two existing buildings
  • earthwork
  • paving
  • drainage
  • and other construction activities

Boston - Maker Infrastructure - $3 million

The grant will help create a state-of-the-art facility with workshop space and equipment

This is to help bridge the gap between the creation of business concepts and the development of commercial options.

MassDevelopment – Fort Point Channel Economic Development Project - $125 million

This investment will support the relocation of the GE headquarters to Boston.

The project will provide economic development opportunities to the Fort Point Channel neighborhood, including reuse of two neighboring warehouse sites. The project is within the State Designated Growth District and will create 600 new jobs in Massachusetts.

 

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