Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning
Jobs. Tax revenue. Businesses. Local products and services.
The benefits of economic growth are many, and Metropolitan Boston needs them. The challenge is to stimulate and manage economic growth to promote not only prosperity, but also livability: equity, health, sustainability, safety, and a municipality’s unique sense of place and community.
Then, it’s not just economic growth: it’s economic development.
- Market Analysis (Commercial, Office, and Residential)
- Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy/Planning
- Transportation Oriented Developed (TOD) Planning
- Corridor Planning
- Zoning to Encourage Economic Development (Mixed Use, TOD, 40R, etc.)
- Priority Development Site Identification
- Master Planning
MAPC has experience in providing assessment and planning for active town centers, engaging the community, identifying local retail opportunities, and more.
MAPC offers development services rooted in unmatched knowledge of the history, culture, and challenges of each of its 101 cities and towns, identifying each community’s unique strengths, challenges, and concerns. We take a smart-growth based, multidisciplinary approach to help shape policies and plans that promote livable change.
Related Data Sets & Tools
- Regional Indicators
- Demographic and Housing Demand Projections
- Massachusetts Land Parcel Database
Work with us
Work with us to find out how we can help strengthen your local economy. Consonant with our public purpose, our service are priced reasonably — some are free of charge.
Click here to learn about submitting a proposal for professional planning services.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
MAPC’s 2015 to 2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) outlines goals for the region, identifies barriers to economic development, calls out the needs for transportation systems that are adequately financed, and seeks to build on existing strengths in looking toward the future. It incorporates and elaborates on themes of MetroFuture, our regional plan. Read it here.
Please contact Principal Economic Development Planner Steve Winter with any questions.
Check out a sample of MAPC’s past community and economic development work in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Read it here.