Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 121B, the Town's Redevelopment Authority is authorized to redevelop substandard, decadent, or blighted open areas for industrial, commercial, business, residential, recreational, education, hospital, or other purposes. To this end, the Redevelopment Authority may:
- Establish rehabilitation and design standards
- Assemble and dispose of land, including the taking of real estate through eminent domain
- Relocate businesses and residents occupying property in urban renewal areas
- Demolish and/or rehabilitate substandard structures
- Participate in real estate development and commercial revitalization
- Issue bonds, borrow money, invest funds, and receive grants
- Accept gifts or requests
Pursuant to the Town's Code of Ordinance, the Redevelopment Authority is further authorized to make careful studies, surveys, and plans relative to community development, including desirable patterns for land use and new growth, and to determine what areas constitute decadent, substandard, or blighted conditions.
The Redevelopment Authority is a five-member body consisting of four members of the community appointed by the Mayor and one member appointed by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.
|Vincent Mina||Vice Chair/DHCD Rep.|