The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the Town of Rockland’s 40R Overlay District Zoning change. The 40R overlay district encourages smart growth, housing production and revitalization of key areas in town. Rockland is looking to attract investment and make development more feasible within their downtown center. The Overlay district includes: area of Union Street between North Avenue and the intersection of East Water and West Water streets. Town officials and community members are looking to open the door for redeveloping the town’s center which had been struggling for years with vacant storefronts and deteriorating buildings.
The Chamber has been very active with REiMAGINE Rockland, a community group, in charge of leading some of these revitalization efforts. In the fall of 2018, the Rockland Chamber and REiMAGINE Rockland organized walking tour of the downtown to highlight areas targeted for revitalization.