Economic Development

Chapter 43D

SRPEDD helps our communities participate in this state-enabled, locally adopted economic development tool.  

SRPEDD can assist you with the Chapter 43D site selection and adoption process.

Chapter 43D facilitates commercial, industrial, or mixed-use development on specific properties. It is a voluntary, local option. In other words, towns must “opt-in” through Town Meeting and property-owners must “opt-in” through written approval. The program creates a “streamlined permitting process” that promotes transparency and predictability for local permits. It also guarantees permitting decisions - “Yes” or “No” - on pre-determined priority development sites (PDS) within 180 days. Numerous cities and towns throughout MA employ this program to focus economic development to key sites.

43D Projects

Past Projects

SRPEDD has worked with several member municipalities to adopt 43D, including Carver, Lakeville, Raynham, and Wareham.  Please contact Grant King, Don Sullivan, or any of our Economic Development Team for more information or sample application materials.  Please also explore the Commonwealth's excellent Chapter 43D web page.