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The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), under contract with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is working with the City of Lowell to develop a Neighborhood Master Plan for Middlesex Village. The second Visioning Session will include an overview of the results of the first Visioning Session, and outline draft recommendations for improving the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be available
City of Lowell Green Building Commission Announces Call for Green Building Excellence Award Applications
The City of Lowell is pleased to announce the first element of the Lowell BetterBuildings grant program funded by the federal Department of Energy (DOE). Participants in National Grid’s energy efficiency Direct Install Program can apply for a rebate of up to $1500 on installed equipment if their property is located within the Downtown Lowell Historic District. The rebate will be provided by the City of Lowell’s BetterBuildings Grant Program, a Recovery Act-funded grant program promoting energy efficiency upgrades to buildings in the Historic District.
The City of Lowell is seeking interested candidates to serve on the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Conservation Commission.
Lowell’s first Creative Economy Census will measure the economic impact of the City’s hundreds of working artists.
The Planning Board, Historic Board, Wire Inspector, Health and Sanitary Code Inspectors have joined the former Inspectional Services office on the second floor of City Hall.
The City of Lowell is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for businesses, building owners, and residents of Lowell’s Downtown Historic District (DLHD) to seek up to $500,000 in combined grant and loan incentives for energy efficiency improvements to their buildings. Energy efficiency retrofits will improve building comfort, save energy, and reduce energy costs for building owners and business; the City also expects broader community benefits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating jobs. The City will soon be implementing additional incentive programs for energy efficiency retrofits for homeowners throughout the city, and is using other federal funds to retrofit schools and municipal buildings.
The City of Lowell's Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget is now available for download and review.
Lowell-area organizations are invited to apply to receive up to $10,000 for quality summer youth programming.
The City of Lowell is undertaking a planning process for its Five-Year Consolidated Plan. This HUD-required plan is our roadmap for spending federal dollars that will be allocated to the City over the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015.
Design plans are completed and the contractor is available to start work on the items the residents asked us to address to improve everyone's Downtown experience.
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