Redevelopment Authorities have broad powers to plan and implement activities needed to redevelop underutilized, deteriorated or blighted open areas, to encourage new development and to promote sound growth. Redevelopment Authorities are governed by M.G.L. Ch 121B and accordingly have the power to:
Plan and implement activities needed to redevelop underutilized, deteriorated or blighted open areas
Encourage new development and to promote sound growth.
Establish rehabilitation and design standards
Assemble and dispose of land, including the taking of real estate through eminent domain
Relocate businesses and residents occupying property in urban renewal areas
The Attleboro Redevelopment Authority is a 5 member volunteer board comprised of long time Attleboro residents dedicated to serving the City of Attleboro. Regular meetings are posted once a month and are open to the public. See Notice of Meeting posted outside the City Clerks office for meeting location.
The Attleboro Redevelopment Authority actions are guided by two (2) Urban Renewal Plans: 1. Downtown Urban Renewal Plan established in 2007. A copy of the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan may be found here. 2. The Industrial/Business Park Urban Revitalization & Development Plan established in 2002. A copy of the plan may be found here.
The ARA is audited annually by an independent auditor. A copy of the latest Annual Financial Statement may be found here