Gardner Redevelopment Authority (GRA)

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


  • Trevor Beauregard, Executive Director
  • Ronald F. Cormier, Chairman
    September 15, 2021
  • Neil W Janssens, Treasurer
    October 21, 2019
  • M. Paul Carlberg, Assistant Treasurer
    August 4, 2019
  • Timothy J. Horrigan, Clerk
    October 4, 2017
  • Paul G. Tassone, State Appointee / Vice Chairman
    May 5, 2019

Overview


The Gardner Redevelopment Authority (GRA) is an independent economic development agency for the City of Gardner. The GRA was established in 1966 during the administration of Mayor Cyrille Landry in accordance with the provisions Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 121, as amended.

Founding Members


The founding members of the GRA were:
  • Richard L. Batt
  • Raymond C. Coulombe
  • Anthony P. Kraskouskas
  • Lubert E Taylor
  • Howard M. Tipton

Industrial Parks


Since its inception, the GRA has focused on the development of two industrial parks: the East Gardner Industrial Park off Betty Spring Road and the Summit Industrial Park off Pearl Street. The East Gardner Industrial Park is built-out and is home to 8 companies while the Summit Industrial Park, which opened in late 1998, is home to 6 companies. Five lots totaling 30 acres are still available in Summit Industrial Park.

Urban Renewal Plan


More recently, the GRA joined with the City’s Department of Community Development and Planning to initiate the preparation of an Urban Renewal Plan focusing on Gardner’s Central Business District, Rear Main Street Corridor and lower Main Street’s commercial/industrial properties.  Click here to read more...