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Turnpike Industrial Park Expansion receives Site Readiness grant from state

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SHREWSBURY — The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $2,496,060 for 12 projects in the second round of the Site Readiness Program. The Site Readiness Program provides vital resources to municipalities, developers, and community development corporations to help increase the inventory of large, development-ready sites across the Commonwealth. The 12 grants to municipalities and development agencies will finance feasibility studies, master planning, environmental work, strategic land acquisition, and site improvements.

“Today’s round of Site Readiness funding will help support a wide range of opportunities for businesses to expand or locate in Massachusetts,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are pleased to provide this second round of funding and look forward to development potential they will unlock at key sites across the state.”

Turnpike Industrial Park Expansion, Westfield – $750,000 The City of Westfield will use Site Readiness funds for the strategic acquisition of 6.3 acres of land adjacent to the Turnpike Industrial Park site. The purchase will unlock development potential for approximately six additional acres. This project previously received a $300,000 FY17 Site Readiness grant.

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