CICD’s strong leadership has established multi-agency collaborations across the private and public sectors to actively campaign for redevelopment to reverse blight parcels in Mattapan. This has resulted in a capital investment of nearly 50 million dollars, as well as the opening of the Cummings/Hwy commuter rail station and Cote Village housing development at the Cummings/Hwy station.
This influx of funds and the concurrent development projects make a powerful and positive impact to the community by restoring a vibrancy to the neighborhood that engages the community and enriches its residents’ daily lives. Our activism supported the creation of a community serenity garden and a pre-teen center for our youth.
Such neighborhood enhancements prove that communities can see progress when residents and civic institutions align their priorities and work together for positive change.