Category: Planning Board

Funding available to improve disability access

FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE FOR DISABILITY-RELATED MODIFICATIONS The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission has announced the availability of no-cost loans designed to improve access to private residences by the elderly and persons with disabilities. The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) is a Statewide program that provides no-interest loans to individuals and families for home modifications needed to accommodate … Continued

New Boston Street Bridge Construction Underway

After years of planning, construction has begun on the new bridge that will connect two sections of New Boston Street. Currently, the two sections of New Boston Street are separated by train tracks.  The new bridge will make a much needed connection to improve traffic flow and pedestrian access in the area. The City funded … Continued

Pocket Park Improvements Underway

Woburn Center is getting an upgrade! Construction is underway to provide some much needed upgrades to the Pocket Park located at 460 Main Street. Construction Update, May 2nd, 2023: Construction is well underway at the Pocket Park. The Concrete slabs have been poured and some drainage issues have been addressed. In the coming weeks electrical … Continued

City Seeks Resident Feedback About Flooding Issues in Neighborhoods

Have you ever experienced flooding in your yard or basement?  If so, we want to hear from you! The City of Woburn has a grant to study incidents of past flooding.  We will use the results to prevent future flooding and to help residents better protect their property.   We are working with the Metropolitan Area … Continued

Mayor Galvin Announces Microenterprise Grants Are Available Now

Mayor Scott Galvin and the City of Woburn wish to alert the business community to two sources of grant funds which are currently, or soon will be, available to certain small businesses. Individual grants of up to $10,000 are available to commercial enterprises that have five (5) or fewer employees (1 or more of whom … Continued

Mayor Galvin: Grants Remain Available for Microenterprises in Woburn on Rolling Basis

GRANTS AVAILABLE NOW FOR MICROENTERPRISES IN WOBURN APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce that grant funding remains available to assist Woburn microenterprise businesses in grappling with COVID-related difficulties. Woburn was one of 23 cities and towns in Massachusetts to receive CDBG funding for businesses meeting certain Federal criteria. … Continued

City awarded $100K grant for Green Communities projects at the Woburn Senior Center

The City of Woburn has received another $100,000 grant from the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Green Communities Division that will fund two energy-saving projects at the Woburn Senior Center.  As a designated “Green Community,” Woburn was successful in obtaining funding among a pool of hundreds of other potential Green Communities applicants across the Commonwealth. … Continued

Taxi & Livery Business Grant Program

The State’s Mass Development agency is offering grants to taxi, livery, and hackney operators to secure products or services that will aid in improving their competitiveness and enhancing safety capabilities in the rapidly evolving market of for-hire transportation. For more information, and to access the program application, please view the Taxi&Livery Grant Flyer.    

New Boston Street Area Economic Development Study Released

New Boston Street Area Economic Development Study  The City of Woburn recently completed a preliminary analysis of economic conditions in the New Boston Street industrial area.  Utilizing State funds, the City hired the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to study the New Boston Street area and to make recommendations in terms of future actions the … Continued