Press Release: Braintree, MAPC to Update Community on Ivory Street Study

BRAINTREE – The Town of Braintree and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will host a Presentation and Community Forum on the Ivory Street Area Study next week, and all members of the community are welcome.

The Ivory Street Corridor has the potential to become a new gateway for Braintree. Curious how this could happen? Come to the meeting to hear about short- and long-term recommendations for the area, and to offer your comments!

The forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Braintree Town Hall’s Cahill Auditorium, located at 1 JFK Memorial Drive in Braintree.

The “Ivory Street Corridor Study,” a collaboration between MAPC and the Town of Braintree, is focused on enhancing the commercial area around the MBTA’s Braintree Red Line station. It will look at specific strategies for working toward a stakeholder-driven vision for the area’s future. The proximity to transit, as well as to routes 93 and 3, make the area ripe for improvements that will increase access to opportunity for residents and businesses alike.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for local commuters, residents, businesses and property owners to offer feedback on the draft vision. There will be presentations, participation stations and refreshments.

Questions? Contact MAPC Principal Planner Cynthia Wall at or 617-933-0756 or Community Engagement Manager Emily Torres-Cullinane at or 617-933-0735.

For more information about the project, visit