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Dedham TOD Study

The Town of Dedham’s 2009 Master Plan recommended studying opportunities for creating a transit oriented development: a mixed use area near public transportation. MAPC and the Town are currently undertaking such a study, looking particularly at the area near the Dedham Corporate Center commuter rail station, a location that now lacks the neighborhood feel so abundant elsewhere in town.

The study will look more closely at land use, zoning, and transportation connectivity around the area and make recommendations for how the Town could maximize opportunities to create the kind of transit oriented neighborhood it seeks.

We will explore opportunities for bringing additional housing, jobs, goods and services within walking distance of the commuter rail station. We will also look at transportation connections between the commuter rail station, surrounding neighborhoods, nearby commercial development, and open spaces.

Creating well-connected areas of activity is essential to the future of the communities in our region and an important component of MetroFuture, MAPC’s long-term plan for the region. Development around transit creates vibrant neighborhoods, improves health and air quality, and increases access to jobs and opportunities.

This map highlights the boundary of the area MAPC and the Town will be studying.

Meeting Information

Public Meeting #2

MAPC and the Town of Dedham’s Planning Board are hosting a public meeting for this project on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7PM at the Endicott Estate, 656 East Street in Dedham. The meeting flyer is linked below, please share with neighbors and friends!

Meeting Flyer

Public Meeting #1

MAPC and the Town of Dedham are hosting a public meeting for this project on , Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Town Hall, 26 Bryant Street in Dedham. The meeting flyer is linked below, please share with neighbors and friends!

Stakeholder Meeting

MAPC and the Town of Dedham hosted a kick off meeting with property owners and business owners in the study area on Monday, April 13, 2015. The materials from the meeting can be found below.

MAPC’s Role

MAPC will be assisting the Town in working with the public to identify the key opportunities and impediments to creating a virbrant, active, and well-connected neighborhood around the Dedham Corporate station. To help inform the overall process, MAPC will be completing a commercial and residential market analysis, reviewing the existing zoning, and exploring what improvements could be made to the roadways and pedestrian connections between the station and nearby development.