The following was submitted by the Town of Wayland:
The Town of Wayland is pleased to announce that it was awarded a $2.2 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant. Cherry Karlson, chair of Wayland’s Board of Selectmen, thanked the Town staff for their efforts and perseverance to complete the grant application process. “Receiving this MassWorks grant allows us to leverage the Alta at River’s Edge project to bring much needed rental and affordable housing in perpetuity while also creating future vitality through increased access to wastewater services for our whole Route 20 corridor of business and residential structures.”
“We are very excited about this grant,” stated Town Administrator Louise Miller. “With this funding, we will be able to move forward with a plan to connect the new 218-unit housing development at River’s Edge, 490 Boston Post Road. By connecting to the Town’s wastewater management plant, we will boost the plant’s operation to more optimal levels and provide an environmental benefit by eliminating the need to build a wastewater treatment plant on site at River’s Edge. This grant facilitates a project that will have lasting impact on Wayland housing stock and residents, and on the Town Center and Route 20 commercial districts.”
The Town also received a MassWorks grant in 2017 for water main infrastructure construction. This prior funding upgraded antiquated water lines and extended new lines along Route 20. The Town has completed all work associated with the water mains on time and on budget; the water main has been tested and is operating at full capacity.
The Town thanks our legislators, Representative Carmine Gentile, Representative Alice Peisch, Senator Rebecca Rausch, Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, and the MassWorks staff for their help and support.