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Peabody Square plaza crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise $25,000

For ‘neighborhood hub’

There is a campaign underway to raise $25,000 by midnight on New Year’s Eve to build a community plaza in Dorchester’s Peabody Square.

MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development agency, and Dorchester nonprofit Greater Ashmont Main Street are organizing the fundraising through crowdfunding platform Patronicity and Commonwealth Places, a collaboration between Patronicity and MassDevelopment.

The plaza, rendered above, would be next to Ashmont Grille; and include table seating, bike racks, a bike repair station, bistro lighting, way-finding and historic signage, and new plants and trees. A release from Patroncity envisions it as “a neighborhood hub.”

If the campaign does hit its $25,000 goal by midnight December 31, then MassDevelopment will award a matching grant. More details and the chance to donate through here.