Commonwealth Places

Have an idea for making your downtown more beautiful, livable, and creative? Want to find funding for a planned bike path, community garden, or public art installation?

Over the past year, communities across Massachusetts have used MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Places program to create dynamic and engaging public spaces through local grassroots efforts. A kayak launch in Athol, a community garden in Roslindale, an international mural festival, artwork and interactive underpass lighting in Lynn, and a new town square in Ashland have all leveraged the power of this innovative matching grant program to fund high-impact, community-driven placemaking projects. Eligible projects can receive up to $50,000 in matching grant funds.

Learn more about Commonwealth Places here.


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