Easton receives $2.5 Million MassWorks Grant
Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash joined local officials and community leaders on November 3, to award a $2.5 million MassWorks Program Infrastructure Grant to Easton for the continued revitalization of the North Easton Village, leveraging $200,000 in local funding, and building on prior efforts to attract up to $32 million in private investment.
The $2.5 million award will complement local funding and previous state support to drive the ongoing revitalization of the North Easton Village. Funds will allow the town to move utilities underground that currently impede development and unlock development opportunities under Easton’s mixed-use zoning. This project will build on previous infrastructure improvements, including streetscape enhancements, have already attracted new private development, including The Farmer’s Daughter, a regional destination restaurant, and the conversion of the historic Ames Shovel Works Factory into 113-units of affordable housing.This project will also support the expansion of The Farmer’s Daughter and new development, attracting up to $32 million in private investment.