April 2022 Newsletter

American Rescue Plan Funding

The numbers are in! A total of forty-three (43) businesses in the Fairfield Avenue corridor of Black Rock were awarded a grand total of $814,328 in grant money to be used for storefront improvements and/or business expansion. This funding was provided by the Federal government through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide an economic boost to cities for losses suffered during the Covid shutdowns.

Also, read about the latest update on the 3115 Fairfield Avenue apartment development.

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February 2022 Newsletter

Great news! Black Rock’s Fairfield Avenue has been selected for a comprehensive corridor planning study that will specifically address important safety and congestion concerns. The study which may begin as soon as this spring is an important step toward on the way to achieving Black Rock NRZ’s strategic goals.

Read all about this exciting news in this month’s NRZ newsletter.

January 2022 Newsletter

There are many developments in progress here in Black Rock. Summaries of each can be found in our January 2022 newsletter. As these projects progress, we’ll provide more information (as well as in NRZ Board Meetings).

The Black Rock Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (BR NRZ) encourages development that promotes economic vitality, while preserving and enhancing the commercial and residential character of Black

Land Use Committee policy proposal

Black Rock NRZ is exploring a new way of getting ahead of possible zoning issues, particularly as they affect the Fairfield Avenue corridor and the Commercial Overlay District.  See the attached proposal; many thanks to Secretary Joe Larcheveque for putting together these ideas.

The Committee is also planning to meet monthly (the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 at the Burroughs) to address any possible issues.  Public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Draft Proposal for Land Use Issues – Joe Larch