On September 7, 2016 the first of a series of community forums which are part of a master planning process focusing on the revitalization of Medford Square was held. It is with the help of the Economic Development Transition Team, led by Rick Orlando and City Council President Fred Dello Russo, that this platform was initiated.
Medford Square is positioned to leverage a surge of interest in new growth and targeted economic development to invigorate vitality, integrate redevelopment, to expand access to health and cultural resources and to activate a walkable and revitalized city center that provides a concentration of living, working and playing for the city and the surrounding area.
The City’s Office of Community Development is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to prepare a Master Plan for Medford Square to guide economic development and physical improvements in the Square. When completed, the Medford Square Master Plan will include a set of goals and strategies that are focused on immediate revitalization actions. The major areas of focus will include economic development and vitality, land use and sense of place, transportation and connectivity and open space and quality of life.
The study, which is scheduled for completion in Summer of 2017, is funded through District Local Technical Assistance in addition to funding from the Barr Foundation. This is part of the Community Compact signed earlier this year with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. The estimated project cost is $90,000.00
Presentation from the September 7 Community ForumView Fullscreen
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