Massachusetts Downtown Initiative

The primary mission of the MDI is to make downtown revitalization an integral part of community development in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. This program is part of the Community One Stop for Growth, a single application portal and collaborative review process of community and economic development grant programs

Successful downtown revitalization is comprehensive and includes a well-balanced community strategy composed of seven downtown building blocks:

  • Preserving & Enhancing Downtown Character;
  • Encouraging Community Involvement & Ownership;
  • Ensuring Economic Vitality;
  • Promoting Downtown Assets;
  • Getting Into & Around Downtown;
  • Living Downtown; and,
  • Keeping Downtown Safe.