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Re: [MysticCrossing] FW: $30M TOD Bond Program Guidelines

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  • Lanny Evarts
    Thanks, Nancy! Sounds promising. Lanny
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 19, 2005
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      Thanks, Nancy! Sounds promising.

      Lanny

      On Jan 19, 2005, at 3:55 PM, Nancy Hammett wrote:

      > Might this be a source of funding for bike and pedestrian path
      > improvements along the Mystic?  It’s not clear what would count as
      > “facilities” , and it also sounds like a project would need to be
      > linked to a transit station.  Just a thought.
      >
      > Nancy Hammett
      >
      >  
      >
      >  
      >
      >
      > From: Samokar, Heidi [mailto:HSamokar@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:32 AM
      > To: William Deignan (wdeignan@...);
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      > 'Stuart Dash (E-mail)'; 'Ted Fields (E-mail)'; Kadzis, Tom; 'Virginia
      > L. Wilder (E-mail)'
      > Subject: $30M TOD Bond Program Guidelines
      >
      >  
      >
      > ICC: 
      >
      >  
      >
      > Attached is a draft of Guidelines proposed for funding for the $30
      > million financial assistance program to promote Transit Oriented
      > Development. The dates for a series of four meetings to gather
      > comments on these Guidelines are listed below.
      >
      >  
      >
      > Heidi Samokar, AICP
      >
      > Regional Planner
      >
      > Metropolitan Area Planning Council
      >
      > 60 Temple Place, 6th Floor
      >
      > Boston, MA  02111
      >
      > 617-451-2770 ext. 2050
      >
      >  
      >
      > Subject: FW: $30M TOD Bond Program Guidelines
      >
      >  
      >
      >
      > From: Patton, Ellen (DCC) [mailto:Ellen.Patton@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:12 PM
      > Subject: $30M TOD Bond Program Guidelines
      >
      >  
      >
      > I am writing to let you know about an important new State funding
      > source for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and to ask for your
      > feedback on the Draft Guidelines that will be used to award these
      > funds.  
      >
      >  
      >
      > In June, 2004, the Massachusetts State legislature authorized $30M in
      > bonds to provide financial assistance for important components of
      > Transit Oriented Development, including parking facilities, pedestrian
      > and bicycle facilities, and housing serving mixed use developments
      > within a quarter mile of a transit station.  
      >
      >  
      >
      > In consultation with the MBTA, the Executive Office of Transportation,
      > and the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Office
      > for Commonwealth Development has developed Draft Guidelines ("TOD Bond
      > Program Guidelines") to manage disbursement of these funds.  We would
      > like to get your comments on the Draft Guidelines before releasing the
      > final version in February, 2005. 
      >
      >  
      >
      > The Draft Guidelines are attached to this e-mail.  We have set up a
      > series of discussion sessions for you to ask questions and provide
      > comments on the Draft Guidelines. The discussion sessions will be held
      > at the following locations and times: 
      >
      >  
      >
      >             Session 1:  Thursday, January 20, 2005, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00
      > a.m.
      >
      >             100 Cambridge Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room A
      >
      >             Boston, MA  02114
      >
      >             Nearest T Stop:  Government Center
      >
      >             Parking:  Underground parking off Somerset Street
      >
      >  
      >
      >             Session 2:  Monday, January 24, 2005, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30
      > p.m.
      >
      >             10 Park Plaza, Mezzanine Level, Conference Room 4
      >
      >             Boston, MA  02116
      >
      >             Nearest T Stop:  Boylston
      >
      >             Parking:  Surface parking across Stuart Street
      >
      >  
      >
      >             Session 3:  Friday, January 28, 2005, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30
      > a.m.
      >
      >             100 Cambridge Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room A
      >
      >             Boston, MA 02114
      >
      >             Nearest T Stop:  Government Center
      >
      >             Parking:  Underground parking off Somerset Street
      >
      >  
      >
      >             Session 4:  Monday, January 31, 2005, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      >
      >             Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fuller Conference
      > Center
      >
      >             339 Main Street
      >
      >             Worcester, MA  01603
      >
      >             Nearest T Stop:  Union Station
      >
      >             Parking:  Worcester Common Outlets, Commercial Street
      >
      >  
      >
      > Please RSVP to Ellen Patton at ellen.patton@... or (617)
      > 573-1380 indicating which session you wish to attend so that we may
      > get a head count and provide your name to building security.   If you
      > are unable to attend one of these sessions, please feel free to
      > provide written comments, sent to my attention at
      > tad.read@....  Please also feel free to call me and provide
      > comments by telephone at (617) 573-1392. 
      >
      >  
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      >  
      >
      > Tad Read
      >
      > TOD Planning Coordinator
      >
      > Office for Commonwealth Development & MBTA
      >
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