Grants and Projects

Mass Downtowns Initiative (MDI Grant)

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development, this project seeks to develop a vision for a better Main Street design, including a "Complete Streets" concept. 

Final Report

Check back for a public discussion date to be scheduled with the Community Planning Commission on the final report and recommended next steps.

Project background and further information

District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA)/MetroFutures Grant

Funded by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC), this project examines the capacity of Main Street as a commercial corridor through a market analysis, zoning changes and possibilities for redevelopment of underutilized properties.

Click here to visit MAPC's project page, including the market analysis.

A public workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street. Click here for more information.

On May 17, 2016, MAPC presented their report and recommendations to the Community Planning Commission. The draft study was posted for comment and is available here

Final DLTA Route 28 Economic Development Short Term Strategy Report

Complete Streets

Complete Streets are designed considering the age and ability of all users, incorporating elements intended to increase mobility for all. Sidewalks, pedestrian crossing, bike paths and lanes, ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps and other features are all designed to make our streets safer, create a better walking and biking environment, and reduce our reliance on cars. The town has been considering a Complete Streets policy to facilitate improvements to our roadways and take part in the Commonwealth's new funding program

A draft Complete Streets policy is currently being reviewed by the Board of Selectmen. This presentation was given at the April 25, 2016 BOS meeting.