City of Somerville

Agenda Item

Requesting acceptance of a $297,400 grant from MassDevelopment for assessment activities at the former Kiley Barrel Site.


Department:Strategic Planning & Community DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestPurposes:Grant/Gift

Official Text

To the Honorable Board:


The City of Somerville has been awarded a $297,400 grant from MassDevelopment’s Brownfields Redevelopment Fund. These funds will support additional assessment activities at the former Kiley Barrel brownfield site that have been required by MassDEP and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Under the leadership of the Patrick/Murray Administration, MassDevelopment has been working actively, together with several other agencies, as part of a Brownfields Support Team (BST) to foster redevelopment of this important site in Union Square.


Per MassDevelopment protocols, this new award, which will be added to the $95,000 already awarded to the City, is deemed “recoverable”, as were the previously accepted funds.   However, it is understood that if MassDevelopment seeks to recover the funds, it would be at a future date when a private development project has been identified for the site.


In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53A, which requires a vote of the Board of Aldermen for the expenditure of grants or gifts from the federal government and from a charitable foundation, private corporation, or an individual, or from the Commonwealth, a county or municipality or agency thereof, I request approval to expend this grant.




Joseph A. Curtatone


Meeting History

Mar 24, 2011 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting