Redevelopment Authority

Under MGL c. 121B, a local Redevelopment Authority has broad powers to redevelop underutilized, deteriorated, or blighted open areas for industrial, commercial, business, residential, recreational, education, hospital, or other purposes. These powers include the taking of real property through eminent domain; relocating businesses and residents; occupying property in state-approved urban renewal areas; and demolishing and/or rehabilitating substandard structures. 

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 (DHCD).

Staff Contacts

Board Members

Name Title
George Berg Chair
Vincent Mina Vice Chair/DHCD Rep.
Joseph Curran Clerk
Steven McCloskey Member
Michael Wilcox Member