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Greater Franklin Area Trends Analysis Report, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Greater Franklin Area Trends Analysis Report, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The Greater Franklin Area, located in south-central Massachusetts, is composed of nine communities along Route 495. The region was experiencing unprecedented growth pressures. In response, the United Chamber of Commerce had organized a Regional Community Visioning Process. This Trends Analysis Report was one product from Phase I of the process.


The Result Of The Visual Preference Survey For The Town Of Franklin, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

The Result Of The Visual Preference Survey For The Town Of Franklin, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

On June 17, 1995 the town of Franklin, Massachusetts commissioned a community forum to articulate a vision for the future of their town. During a four hour period the forum elicited input from more than fifty concerned citizens, business leaders and town officials. The Center for Economic Development (CED) acted as the facilitators. The report produced created a Vision Statement and illustrated the results of the Visual Preference exercise and survey held during the forum.


Shaping Our Common Destiny Town-Gown Relations And The Physical Implications Of Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Shaping Our Common Destiny Town-Gown Relations And The Physical Implications Of Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

A conference was purposed entitled “Shaping Our Common Destiny: Town/Gown Relations and Physical Implication of Economic Development,” in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. The framework for the conference will focus on the mutual interest, concerns, and responsibilities of the community officials and the university officials.

The purpose of this survey was two-fold: to determine interest among university and town planners in participating in the proposed conference and to assess the nature of current relationships between the two entities.


Economic Analysis Downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts Center City Association, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Economic Analysis Downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts Center City Association, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was made to evaluate the economy of downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts. In the first part of the report they took surveys of customers and business owners about downtown and its business. Next it analyzed the potential demand for various goods and services.


Downtown Redevelopment In Northampton A Model For Revitalization, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Downtown Redevelopment In Northampton A Model For Revitalization, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study examined Northampton’s downtown redevelopment over the past two decades in order to draw out lessons for other Massachusetts towns and cities. The study used a number of methods: Interviewing key informants; tracing downtown redevelopment through city records and newspaper searches; analyzing commuting patterns into and out of the city; examining data on new businesses and compiling an inventory of lesbian and gay businesses, organizations and events


Berkshire County Commercial Corridor Market Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Berkshire County Commercial Corridor Market Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report focuses on the retail sector of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The report examines the economic base and the significance of that sector to the future growth and development in the region.


Downtown Master Plan For Lee, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Downtown Master Plan For Lee, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The graduate studio in Regional Planning at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst had contracted with The Lee Economic Action for the Downtown to prepare a Master Plan for the downtown area of Lee, Massachusetts. The goals of this Master Plan were to preserve and enhance the character of the Downtown, and to prepare the downtown for change.


Build Out Analysis And Fiscal Assessment For Mansfield, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Build Out Analysis And Fiscal Assessment For Mansfield, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report is a summary of the ideas and strategies that emerged as a result of the Charrette held in Mansfield, Massachusetts on February 18, 1995. Charrette participants were a broad representation of interests ranging from public officials and various public/private associations to merchants and residents.


Pittsfield Conference Center A Preliminary Feasibility Review, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Pittsfield Conference Center A Preliminary Feasibility Review, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report is to determine the feasibility of a conference center/business meeting center and hotel concept to be located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The key word in the above is “concept.” The study team, via interviews, examination of industry data and review of city plans, developed a snapshot at a moment in time.


Space Inventory And Preliminary Marketing Recommendations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Space Inventory And Preliminary Marketing Recommendations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to assist further economic development of Gloucester, Massachusetts’s working waterfront and downtown commercial district. This market and economic development plan was meant to provide the Gloucester Community Development Office with some key ingredients for the success of their overall economic revitalization plan that was being prepared for the entire city.


Georgetown Planning Analysis And Alternatives Georgetown Master Plan Commitee, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Georgetown Planning Analysis And Alternatives Georgetown Master Plan Commitee, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report is a study that prepares and presents background reports and preliminary growth management scenarios for the town of Georgetown, Massachusetts for the Georgetown Master Plan Committee. Georgetown’s character is described in terms of historical, cultural, and natural resources.


Amherst Research Park A Study Of Design Standards For Amherst, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Amherst Research Park A Study Of Design Standards For Amherst, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The focus of this studio project was the potential development of a professional research park in Amherst, Massachusetts. The project consisted of two distinct phases: data collection and analysis of physical conditions of the site, and data collection and analysis for the purpose of creating design guidelines that could be applied to future development at the site and to other research parks in town. The client for this project was the town of Amherst.