Baker Administration awards grants to Dedham for economic development planning and parking management
The Town of Dedham has received three grants from the State to help underwrite upcoming work on economic development planning and parking management.
The value of the three grants is $90,000, and Dedham received these grants after a competitive application process.
As part of the Commonwealth's Efficiency and Regionalization program, Dedham, Norwood, and Westwood will receive $50,000 to conduct an economic development analysis and action plan to serve all three towns. As part of the Community Compact program, Dedham also received a $25,000 grant to conduct an economic development analysis and action plan specific to Dedham.
Both economic development projects will provide Dedham with with information that can be adapted into the Town's Master Plan, which will be composed in the next few years in a community process under the guidance of the Planning Board and with the assistance of the Master Plan Implementation Committee.
Dedham will also receive a $15,000 Massachusetts Downtown Initiative grant to support a parking analysis and management plan for Dedham Square. This is a timely project that should dovetail with other work being advanced by the Dedham Square Steering Committee. At right, Town Manager Jim Kern receives the award envelope from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.
Dedham's applications received support from the offices of Senator Mike Rush, Representative Paul McMurtry, and the Norfolk County Commissioners.