Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo

Join M&S Development at CACX 2019 – Mohegan Sun Earth Expo + Conference Center.

Bob Stevens and Skye Morse will present: Beating the Odds: The economic and community impacts of downtown mixed-use projects can be trans-formative and create lasting change. This session will identify metrics to show these impacts and how to leverage those to finance projects. Using case studies to explore Impact Assessment; Benefits and Resilience; Overcoming Barriers and Financing Strategies.



Vermont Dignitaries – Kick Off Bennington Redevelopment

News coverage from the Putnam Block Redevelopment groundbreaking celebration in Bennington on August 7.  Governor Phil Scott, Congressman Peter Welch, and others commended the Bennington community effort and stamina to bring what is now confirmed as the largest rural community/economic development project in the state at this time.


Congratulations Athol Hospital !

Recently Athol Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of a renovation and modernization of an outdated emergency room and the construction of a new medical office building.

The hospital engaged M&S to develop and manage the $19.3 million expansion project, which included a multi-layered financing package consisting of  $17 million in New Market Tax Credits allocation.  The project addressed the needs of the Critical Access, non-profit hospital which serves nine communities of the North Quabbin, Massachusetts region.  This expansion will add 43,500 SF to the existing 68,000 SF building.

Putnam Block Update ~ Financing Deal Done & Construction Begins

M&S Development wants to congratulate all the organizations & community members responsible for reaching a huge milestone to revitalize downtown Bennington, VT.

For more information about the Putnam Block Redevelopment project visit  :,577216

HOLLY PELCZYNSKI – BENNINGTON BANNER Robert Stevens, Owner of M&S Construction offers congratulatory remarks at the celebration of the closing of the Putnam deal.

2019 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Conference

S&A Team Leader, Mark Westa, ASLA joins Peter Flinker, Principal of Dodson & Flinker and Ted Brovitz, Founder of Brovitz Community Planning & Design for the 2019 Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Conference.


During the Master Planning and Implementation Strategies to Help Downtown and Village Centers Get Ready for the New Economy session, Mark will discuss how Stevens & Associates and M&S Development work to overcome the economic barriers to mixed-use downtown projects through innovative financing strategies, including the use of historic or New Market tax credits and “community-supported development.

VIM – Bennington’s Putnam Block, Revitalizing the Past for the Future

Working to revitalize 4 acres and 3 historic buildings in a downtown National Historic District is an extraordinary undertaking. Learn more about this project and how S&A, M&S Development and a dedicated group of organizations are transforming a community by reading, “Bennington’s Putnam Block, Revitalizing the Past for the Future” in Vermont Innovator Magazine – Spring 2019 issue.