CITY OF PEABODY
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2023
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Chief of Staff
City Receives Grant for Rousselot Land Use Study
Community Outreach to Include Workshop, Surveys
Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. announced that the city received a $75,000 state grant to identify land-use goals and create a vision for the Rousselot industrial site.
Through extensive community outreach, the city will work with the landowner to develop a vision for the property that boosts the city’s tax base and creates responsible and appropriate development goals.
The community outreach component will include a kick-off meeting/workshop along with digital surveys and community engagement activities, public review of draft study and plans, community input in defining redevelopment, and public input throughout the project.
“We are committed to developing a vision for the future of the property that has the support of the community,” said Mayor Bettencourt. “The grant money helps ensure that residents and business owners have a say in what comes next at Rousselot, and that the entire process is transparent.”
The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities Community Planning Grant is part of the Community OneStop for Growth Grant Program.
Community OneStop for Growth facts:
- $164 million total funding.
- 338 economic development projects were awarded to 161 communities.
- 783 applications received from 239 municipalities.