Final “Reimagining Railroad: Strengthening Connections Downtown” Meeting


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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Gloucester Community Development Department’s third and final “Reimagining Railroad: Strengthening Connections Downtown” meeting will recap the infrastructure and market study work done to-date as well as discuss zoning options for the Railroad Avenue area. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 29th at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

The MAPC and Community Development Department have hosted two “Reimagining Railroad” meetings, the first in March, followed by a second meeting in June. Based on key items identified in these meetings, members of the MAPC and Community Development Department have continued to work to identify ways to improve connections between downtown Gloucester, the working waterfront and the Gloucester Commuter Rail station. The project aims to make the city more walkable, functional, and prosperous while preserving the authentic character the community values. These meetings are an extension of the 2013 Downtown Work Plan, which identified the community’s desire to improve the roadways between Railroad Avenue and downtown.

For more information on Monday’s zoning meeting, visit the MAPC website:


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