BOSTON, MA — Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) is pleased to announce that Hull and Marshfield have each received $15,000 worth of consultant services through the FY 2020 Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) Technical Assistance Program. Hull will use the funds to assist with a Business Improvement District feasibility study in the town center and Marshfield will use the funds to assist with community meetings that result in a vision and implementation plan for the Library Square area.
“The funding will allow Hull and Marshfield to take a holistic approach that addresses community needs and promotes positive change,” said Senator O’Connor. “I am hopeful that when this health crisis subsides, the public will have the opportunity participate in these plans and build upon the many things each town has to offer.”
The primary mission of the MDI is to make downtown revitalization an integral part of community development in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. MDI notes that successful downtown revitalization is comprehensive and includes a well-balanced community strategy composed of seven downtown building blocks:
- Encouraging Community Involvement & Ownership;
- Preserving & Enhancing Downtown Character;
- Ensuring Economic Vitality;
- Promoting Downtown Assets;
- Getting Into & Around Downtown;
- Living Downtown; and,
- Keeping Downtown Safe.
Senator Patrick O’Connor represents the Plymouth and Norfolk district, which includes the towns of Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate, and Weymouth. Sen. O’Connor and his staff may be reached at the State House via telephone at 617-722-1646 or by email at Patrick.O’[email protected].