• Massachusetts Gateway Cities: Brownfields Pilot Sites
  • October 21, 2008 | Authors: Jeanine Grachuk; Deborah A. Eliason
  • Law Firm: Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Wellesley Office
  • On May 19, 2008, eleven Massachusetts cities signed the "Gateway Cities Compact for Community and Economic Development" establishing an informal alliance to promote a united economic development strategy addressing the needs of regions outside of the greater Boston area. On the same day that the Compact was signed, the Governor's office announced the establishment of the Brownfields Support Team initiative bringing together staff from various state agencies to assist municipalities in resolving the problems that impede the redevelopment of their Brownfields sites. On July 30, 2008, the Governor's office identified five pilot sites that will be the initial focus of the new Brownfields Support Team. These recent Brownfields initiatives are discussed in detail by Jeanine Grachuk and Deb Eliason in the attached article published in the New England Real Estate Journal on August 29, 2008.