This Downtown Brockton Urban Renewal Plan, referred to in this document as an Urban Revitalization Plan, was prepared pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 121B and 760 CMR 12.00. It is submitted on behalf of the Brockton Redevelopment Authority (the “BRA”) with their unanimous approval on January 6, 2016 to the Brockton City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (“DHCD”) for approval and action.
Plan implementation is proposed to proceed in three phases, over the course of approximately twenty years, with additional public actions identified for which the timing is not specifically programmed.
The City of Brockton, acting by and through the Brockton Redevelopment Authority, in accordance with the powers granted by Chapter 121B of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, and in recognition of the need to remove certain decadent conditions in the downtown section of the city, has caused this Urban Renewal Plan (URP) to be created for the 65.8 acre Urban Revitalization District.
The Brockton Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan proposes to build a strong, diverse, attractive downtown that can establish itself as a major economic force in the city and the metro south region. Redevelopment proposed pursuant to this URP will remove the decadent conditions that exist, and revitalize and stabilize the Urban Revitalization Area through a combination of strategic public action and incentives for private enterprise.
This Urban Revitalization Plan serves in part as an implementation mechanism for the strategies identified in the recently completed Brockton Downtown Action Strategy (“Action Strategy”), which identifies ways in which Brockton can attract new businesses and residents that contribute to the financial viability of the City, increase the vibrancy of downtown, and attract a broader socio-economic mix of residents and businesses.
Brockton URP voted by City Council (39.5 MB)