A Newburyport resident, Scott welcomed his return to the Massachusetts planning environment last year and has already helped to spearhead the adoption of Gray’s new TIF program. Scott also worked closely with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce to obtain funding for the wayfinding community sign program, and has continued to develop the current fashion retail zoning proposal for the Golden Triangle.
“Right now the Golden Triangle is a great opportunity for fashion retail,” Scott said. “We are trying to be very strategic, so we are all for use that has a very high market value. The TIF is an inventive approach that can help leverage private dollars, so strategically we’regoing site by site and finding the opportunities and constraints. That is really the exciting part.
“When I took the opportunity as deputy director last year, I was really looking for something like Amesbury in the sense that there is a lot of opportunity for downtown redevelopment as well as redevelopment in the Golden Triangle. I really liked the challenges that the community presented.”