Worcester Street Village Zoning Project

On December 11, 2017, the Town of Grafton was one of 37 cities and towns across the Commonwealth to be awarded a grant under the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Planning Assistance Grant Program. The Town of Grafton received $16,000 under EEA's Grant Program for the development of a smart growth zoning bylaw to guide redevelopment of an existing mixed-use development located at 215 Worcester Street / 1 Hawthorne Street, also known as Bolack Plaza. Under the requirements of the Grant, a financial match was required and the Economic Development Commission provided $1720 towards the project.

The grant award allowed the Town to retain a consultant to work on the implementation of recommendations made in the recently completed Worcester Street Village Strategic Plan and to develop a zoning bylaw to encourage and guide redevelopment of the Bolack Plaza and adjacent areas.

The results of the Worcester Street Village Zoning Project are the final drafts below, which were presented and discussed at the Planning Board's meeting of February 11, 2019.

The proposed articles that were developed from the Worcester Street Zoning Project were presented at the 2019 Spring Annual Town Meeting (see Planning Department's 2019 Spring Annual Town Meeting page).

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