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Public Hearing Notice - Pedestrian Improvements in Brockton

A hearing will be held on Monday, August 31 at 6:30 PM at the GAR Room in Brockton City Hall, on the 2nd Floor. The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Pedestrian Improvements project. For more information on the project, consult the project memo here. Also available in Espanol, Portugues, and Kreyol.

Environmental Notification Form for Proposed Brockton Area Gaming Establishment

An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for Brockton's proposed casino and hotel facility has been reviewed and commented on by Old Colony Planning Council. Click to download the ENF Certificate and OCPC's Comment Letter.

Draft FFY 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Released for Public Review

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has released the Draft FFY 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for a 30-day public review and comment period, which will close on August 25, 2015.

The STIP is a compilation of the roadway, bridge, transit, and intermodal projects selected to receive federal funding by the Commonwealth?s 10 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and by the three regional planning commissions that serve as MPOs. This STIP includes projects that are programmed in the Old Colony Region MPO?s FFYs 2016-2019 Old Colony Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which the MPO approved in July.

Please click here to access the Draft STIP.

Copies of the Draft STIP are also available for review at the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC), located at 70 School Street, Brockton, MA.

CEDS 2015 Annual Report Released

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2015 Annual Report has been released and is available on our Reports page.

Study Released on Plymouth's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

A study by the Center for Economic Development (CED) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst examining the impacts of a plant closure and decommissioning. The report can be downloaded here.

Environmental Notification for the Proposed Brockton Gaming Establishment

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the Proposed Category 1 Gaming Establishment in Brockton is now available for review and public comment. Project documents are located below for your review. Comments are due to the MEPA Office by June 30, 2015. The documents can be viewed or downloaded below:

The MEPA staff contact for the project is Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021 and the project contact is Stephen Martorano at Bohler Engineering, (617) 849-8040.

If you should have questions for the Old Colony Planning Council, please contact Community Planner Eric Arbeene at (508) 583-1833 x213 or at

Additional Funding Available for Hazard Mitigation Grants

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are pleased to announce the availability of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM) Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program funding. The HMGP is a post-disaster mitigation grant funding and has been made available statewide as a result of the federal disaster declaration for the January 2015 Severe Winter Storm. For more information, visit our Grants page.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Presentation to Region C Communities

2015 District Local Technical Assistance Announced

OCPC is pleased to announce that funding for District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) for 2015 is now available! For more information or to submit an application, click here.

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