Cohasset has recently pushed a zoning study to the forefront of the town’s priorities list.
On Dec. 13, residents will be asked to grant the town freedom to use $75,000 from Free Cash towards procuring consulting services for a zoning study in the Village and surrounding area.
Weeks ahead of Special Town Meeting, though, Cohasset received news that the state would be bolstering their efforts in procuring funding.
The Massachusetts State Senate recently passed a bill that directs federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to assist the Commonwealth’s ongoing recovery.
As part of the spending package, Senator Patrick O’Connor filed for and secured an amendment to award $50,000 to the Town of Cohasset to support their work pursuing a zoning study within the Cohasset Village for economic growth and housing creation.
“Updating the Cohasset Zoning Code to better reflect the goals of the community is a top priority for the Town,” said Town Manager Chris Senior. “The funding secured by Senator O’Connor lends critical support to that effort, and will help Cohasset address business, housing and environmental challenges into the next decade.”
“The town has been focused on following through on crafting a development plan that will foster the short- and long-term health of local businesses,” said Senator O’Connor. “The Master Plan Implementation Committee has highlighted the link between the Harbor and the Village as critical to its success and this funding will go a long way in helping Cohasset determine what pathway makes the most sense to achieve their overall vision. I’m proud to have secured this funding to support their vision.”