A Focus on Brockton
The City of Brockton has a comprehensive vision for the development of the downtown area of the City, particularly that area surrounding the commuter rail station which has regular service to South Station in Downtown Boston. This vision is described in detail in the Urban Renewal Plan that was prepared for and approved by the Brockton Redevelopment Authority. The Mayor, the City Council, the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals have all adopted and / or proceeded in ways that are consistent with the elements of this vision. The business community, through the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Brockton 21st Century Corporation has taken a strong leadership role in this effort.
A primary component of this vision is strong municipal and BRA support in building as many as 1,000 units of primarily market rate housing in the downtown area. This will provide a density of activity and population so that restaurants, coffee shops and other business can be successfully operated in the downtown area. The goal is to develop a vibrant commercial and residential center of the community, with the housing within easy walking distance of the train station and its access to employment in downtown Boston – only 35 minutes away.
Concord Square is committed to helping Brockton achieve its vision for a revitalized downtown. The vision of and the comprehensive work done by the City of Brockton and the BRA have made redevelopment in the downtown highly advantageous because of the proximity to Boston and the opportunity to dramatically change, over the next five to ten years, the perception of the City as a wonderful place to live, work, go to restaurants, shop and enjoy. This vision of progress, combined with the attractive benefits of the Opportunity Zone Program, have made it possible to attract investor equity and financing commitments for our current projects at 93 Centre Street and 28 Petronelli Way.