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Technical Assistance - Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program

We're proud to partner with MassDOT to support communities in rapidly transforming their streets with responsible public health practices.

We're partnering with MassDOT to provide technical assistance support to cities and towns interested in rapidly transforming their streets to facilitate responsible public health practices as part of the Shared Streets and Space program. Barr’s funding is supporting technical assistance providers to support municipalities in developing their applications.

We encourage municipalities to directly contact the service providers, listed below. Technical assistance includes:

  • Project identification
  • Development of conceptual and/or quick-build design
  • Safety evaluation, including American with Disabilities Act considerations
  • Preparation of application narrative

Service Providers

Please contact service providers directly to discuss your needs:

Margaret Kent - mkent@kittelson.com, 617-377-4005
Conor Semler - csemler@kittelson.com, 617-377-4002

Ralph DeNisco - Ralph.DeNisco@stantec.com, 617-654-6089
Jason Schrieber - Jason.Schrieber@stantec.com, 617-654-6093

Toole Design Group:
Jason DeGray - jdegray@tooledesign.com, 617-619-9910 x217
Lydia Hausle - lhausle@tooledesign.com, 617-619-9910 x221

Solomon Foundation

In addition, the Solomon Foundation, a Barr Foundation partner, with 15 years of experience testing out the feasibility of park, greenway, placemaking, and complete streets projects, can help with project scoping and visioning. They are available as a thought partner to test ideas and can make funding available for other types of consultants and supports, if needed, to supplement technical and engineering assistance.

Visit the Solomon Foundation website and contact: