Help Envision Future Development Near Woburn Mall & Commuter Rail

Project will develop goals for future of Mishawum Road from Woburn Mall to Anderson Station

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 15, 2018

WOBURN — Do you live in Woburn? Are you interested in helping to shape a future vision for the area from the Woburn Mall to Anderson Station?

Join Woburn officials and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for an interactive public forum on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Woburn Memorial High School cafeteria (88 Montvale Ave., Woburn) to learn more about an upcoming project to plan for a new neighborhood focused on “equitable transit-oriented development,” or eTOD.

eTOD brings a focus on equity to traditional TOD — which is mixed-use development in a walkable neighborhood, near transit — in an attempt to ensure that new opportunities in the area benefit a range of users.

Woburn is working with MAPC to craft an eTOD plan for the area stretching from the Woburn Mall on Mishawum Avenue north to Anderson Station, including the soon-to-be-redeveloped Woburn Mall. This public forum is an opportunity for the community to learn about the development potential and transit opportunities in the area, and gather public input on future development, including uses and design. The planning process aims to develop a mixed-use, mixed-income vision for the area and identify strategies to achieve that vision.

“The Commerce Way area is a vitally-important component of the City’s current and future economic health” said Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin.  “We encourage all interested parties to attend the February 26th meeting to share their views and opinions about its future.”

 For more information about the Woburn eTOD project, contact MAPC Senior Regional Planner Chris Kuschel at 617-933-0731 (ckuschel@mapc.org or visit www.mapc.org) or the Woburn Planning Board’s Tina Cassidy at 781-897-5817 (tcassidy@cityofwoburn.com).

This work is supported by a grant from the Barr Foundation.