Verdantas Expertise Instrumental in Supporting Local Community Grant Recipients
Award announcements for FY23 were made today by Massachusetts' Community One Stop for Growth, a grant program that makes targeted investments based on a Development Continuum. Several communities that received awards for brownfield and engineering opportunities were assisted by key Verdantas staff from our local Norton, Massachusetts and Pawtucket, Rhode Island offices.
Grants from this program are used to support activities and initial steps by municipalities and community-based organizations to attract and guide private investment in a community, or to support implementation of construction activities to leverage private, commercial, industrial, residential investment projects, and other improvements that further the community vision.
Congratulations are in order for our following communities and Verdantas project teams who made these grants possible:
The City of Attleboro, Massachusetts received a Brownfields Redevelopment Cleanup Grant. Building our 15-year strong relationship and brownfields successes Verdantas designed a cleanup strategy for the Fmr. Metalcraft Company site to address chlorinated solvents impacts.
The Town of Seekonk, Massachusetts was awarded a Brownfields Redevelopment Cleanup Grant. Verdantas is currently performing remediation of the Attleboro Dye Works Cleanup site. under the Town’s EPA FY’21 Brownfields Cleanup Grant. The MassDevelopment brownfields funding will supplement the EPA grant and is the 2nd MassDevelopment grant awarded to the town.
The team assisted the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts on a successful FY2022 MassDevelopment brownfields grant and new supplemental FY23 Brownfields Redevelopment Cleanup Grant to remediate a former gas station site. This summer, Verdantas performed remediation and monitoring activities.
Verdantas proposed a remedial strategy to Brockton Redevelopment Authority to address vapor intrusion concerns for an abandoned brownfields site in the Downtown that will be redeveloped for mixed use. We designed a feasible approach addressing asbestos abatement and implementation of a vapor barrier. The Brockton Redevelopment Authority was awarded Brownfields Redevelopment and Community Preservation Act funding.
Our engineering team supported the Town of Hanson, Massachusetts with a grant application for a pedestrian improvement assessment for South Hanson Village. The MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant award is expected to foster future funding opportunities for the Town’s transportation-oriented design and revitalization efforts.
The FY23 Round of the Community One Stop for Growth resulted in 337 local economic development projects in 169 communities. View the full list of One Stop Grant Award here FY23 Community One Stop for Growth Awards | Mass.gov