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Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation District

Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation District CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Arts & Culture, Economic Development, & Housing Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation District Managing Neighborhood Change MAPC’s Arts & Culture department led a multi-disciplinary effort with the MAPC Housing and Economic Development teams to […]

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Chelsea Harbor Plan

Chelsea Harbor Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development Chelsea Creek Municipal Harbor Plan Draft Plan Available – Open for Comments Click here to view the DRAFT Chelsea Municipal Harbor Plan and Designated Port Area Master Plan. Comments can be directed to Karl Allen at 617.446.4190 or KAllen@chelseama.gov. Public meeting #3: Wednesday, […]

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Southeast Framingham Action Plan 2017-2024

Para ver esta página en español, haga clic aqui. Clique aqui para a versão da página em português. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council provided District Local Technical Assistance to the Town of Framingham to create an action plan for the Southeast Framingham neighborhood.   The Southeast Framingham Action Plan: included a visioning process; created a […]

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Fact Sheet: Bioretention Areas

Bioretention is an important technique that uses soil, plants and microbes to treat stormwater before it is infiltrated or discharged. Bioretention “cells” are shallow depressions filled with sandy soil, topped with a thick layer of mulch, and planted with dense vegetation. Stormwater runoff flows into the cell and slowly percolates through the soil (which acts […]

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External Links and Resources on LID

National Organizations and Research Centers Center for Watershed Protection: a leading nonprofit organization with extensive research and publications regarding water resource protection (including stormwater). Be sure to check out the Stormwater BMP Design Supplement for Cold Climates, which provides guidance for selection and design of LID techniques. The CWP-related website www.stormwatercenter.net has additional technical material and fact sheets […]

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Fact Sheet: Cisterns and Rain Barrels

Cisterns and rain barrels are simple techniques to store rooftop runoff for reuse for landscaping and other nonpotable uses. They are based on the LID approach that treats rooftop runoff as a resource that should be reused or infiltrated. In contrast, conventional stormwater management strategies take rooftop runoff, which is often relatively free of pollutants, […]

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Plano Diretor para o Melhoramento do Southeast Framingham

Click here to view this page in English. A agência do Metropolitan Area Planning Council tem sido contratado pelo governo municipal do Framingham para proveer assistência técnica no âmbito do planejamento urbano do bairro do Southeast Framingham. O propósito é desenvolver junto com os moradores e proprietários, uma visão coletiva de como o bairro pode […]

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Plan General para el Mejoramiento del Sudeste de Framingham

Click here to view this page in English. El Consejo Metropolitano de Planificación Urbana ha sido contratado por el gobierno municipal de Framingham para proveer asistencia técnica durante el proceso de planeación urbana en el sudeste de Framingham. El propósito es desarrollar, junto con propietarios y residentes del barrio, una visión colectiva de cómo mejorar […]

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Boroughs Trail Feasibility Study

 Project Background The Boroughs Trail Feasibility Study is exploring the feasibility of developing a coordinated approach to trails development and management in the city of Marlborough and the towns of Northborough, Southborough and Westborough. The project will bring together local, state and private landowners together with business leaders and park, recreation and health advocates to […]

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Parking Strategies by Topic Area

Variations and alternatives to a minimum parking requirement Establish flexible parking requirements based on: Alternative mode access (especially proximity of transit, but also pedestrian and bicycle facilities) Expected demographics of residential developments (age, income, other auto-ownership factors) Parking studies providing data to support requests to reduce or increase parking Implementation of programs to reduce the need for parking spaces, such […]

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