We've completed the Urban Agenda Grant activities. Our Consultant and our Intern presented their findings at Town Council on June 28, 2021. You can watch this presentation on YouTube: go to the 12:04 minute mark.
For those of you who joined us for our Urban Agenda 101, 201 and 301 Trainings, thank you. For those who didn't, the 301 training video is available on this page.
We've appreciated the opportunity to continue to learn how the Redevelopment Authority can help transform the downtown.
The Town of Southbridge approved hiring BSC Group as the Urban Agenda consultant at the Town Council meeting on March 29, 2021. Jef Fasser and Heather Hamilton from BSC Group were doubly assigned to the Town as the technical assistance team hired by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to assist with "Local Rapid Recovery Assistance Planning (LRRP)".
These combined opportunities helped the Redevelopment Authority establish immediate, medium-, and long-term action items from the Urban Renewal Plan, which was anticipated to have a 20-year life, of which we are halfway through, though not half complete on the recommended actions.
Performance Dates: We received services through the Urban Agenda for 3 months from April 1 to June 30 and the LRRP for 6 months from April 1 to September 30.