February 2, 2019 Press Release

HRA Press Release


TO: The Hull Times; The Patriot Ledger
FROM: Hull Redevelopment Authority
DATE: 2.5.19
CONTACT: Evan Shuman Evan.shuman@compass.com

The Hull Redevelopment Authority has completed the analysis, due diligence and evaluation in respect to the two developer proposals that have been submitted for the development of the HRA property between Water Street and the DCR parking lot along Hull Shore Drive Extension.

Based upon the proposals presented at two HRA meetings held at Hull High School, as well as subsequent meetings with both development groups, the HRA has decided to not move forward with either proposal. Each proposal led to further questions that were not answered to the satisfaction of the HRA in the more constrained proposal process mandated by current law.

The HRA in an effort to achieve the original mission of the HRA to “create a sense of place in our community through development that provides tax revenue, open space recreation, job growth, improved business environment, event venues and parking for Nantasket Beach”, will be moving forward on the development of an Urban Renewal Plan through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Having an approved updated Urban Renewal Plan in place will allow the HRA greater flexibility to engage and interact with governmental agencies, potential developers, and others to achieve the objectives described in the approved Urban Renewal Plan. This Plan will reflect recent planning and other studies undertaken for this important area in town.

As the HRA Urban Renewal Plan is developed for review and approval by the DHCD the HRA will keep progress and updates current on our website www.HRA02045.com.

Summer 2018 on the HRA Property

As the HRA prepares to disseminate a revised RFP for the development of the HRA property they are also preparing for the 2018 Summer Season.  The HRA is establishing a “vendor village” with 6 vendors at the southern end of the Phipps Street parking lot and a “vendor strip” with 3 vendors at the Main lot adjacent to the DCR lot.  Each vendor area (“village” and “strip”) will be separate from the parking areas of the parking lots and will allow visitors to Nantasket Beach to have all vendors in one contained area.

Businesses who are interested in a license to lease a 30’ x 40’ vendor space from May 1 to September 30 for $1,000 must complete an application and obtain all necessary Town and State Permits.  The application with all pertinent details will be available on the HRA website. www.HRA02045.com on February 19, 2018.  Completed applications must be received by March 19, 2018.

Questions about vendor spaces should be directed to Board Chairman Robert Decoste at Bob@HRA02045.com.  


August 24, 2015, Public Forum - Flood Insurance Issues

The Hull Redevelopment Authority is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a public forum for the residents of Hull to educate homeowners on flood insurance issues. Various methods to help reduce your flood insurance costs by retrofitting your house will be presented.

Speakers will include: representatives from The Building Department, The Conservative Commission, an insurance company, real estate agent, and a land surveyor—all who have experience helping residents reduce their flood insurance expenses. This forum will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015, at Hull High School. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm and is scheduled to end at 9:30pm.

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