Grant Program awards $75K to Amherst for streetscapes

A $75,000 grant was awarded to the Town of Amherst for the development of streetscape standards for the downtown area. As part of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s ongoing program of grant awards, the Town has been awarded three grants so far this week, totaling over $1 million. In its downtown zoning districts, the Town develops design standards and dimensions regulations for the private realm to complement the grant work on streetscape standards. In collaboration with a consultant, the Town hopes to assess existing conditions, implement a community engagement plan, and develop streetscape standards and implementation strategies.

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