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Central Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum 2019

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Fitchburg Art Museum

185 Elm Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420

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Please join us on May 21 in Fitchburg for the Central Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum. We will explore how Fitchburg, Leominster, Worcester and other cities are using transit-oriented development to transform their cities and surrounding communities. Come share your vision, meet with colleagues old and new, learn about proposed and active rail service improvements, and exchange ideas for leveraging state, local, and federal tools for TOD.


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1:45 - 2:45pm Tours of TOD Area and MART Intermodal Center (optional)

Intermodal Complex, 100 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Choose from one of two options (limited to 20 people per tour):

  • For those more interested in development, one of two walking tours will lead you to downtown Fitchburg's latest projects (limited to 40); or

  • For those more interested in transit, an in-depth tour of MART's intermodal center and its health and human services brokerage operations (limited to 20).

3:00 - 4:30pm TTOD Forum, Fitchburg Art Museum

Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

  • Welcome - Dr. Tracy Corley & Roy Nascimento

  • Opening remarks - Mayor Stephen DiNatale

  • Transformative TOD research presentation - Dr. Tracy Corley, MassINC

  • Rail Vision presentation - Alexandra Markiewicz, MassDOT

  • Panel Moderator: Roy Nascimento, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce

  • Panelists: Tricia Pistone (Montachusett Opportunity Council), Marc Dohan (NewVue Communities), Tim Murray (Worcester Chamber of Commerce), Paul Matthews (495/Metrowest Partnership)

  • Closing Remarks

4:30 - 6:00pm Happy Hour & Networking, Fitchburg Art Museum

Join us for an informal gathering after the forum to discuss further opportunities.


*Free parking will be available at both the Fitchburg Intermodal Center and the Fitchburg Art Museum. A shuttle service (provided by MART) will be running after both the Forum and Networking portion of the event that will transport attendees back to the Fitchburg Intermodal Center.




About the Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum Series

MassINC is working with our Gateway Cities to improve rail and transit service, while also spurring economic and real estate development near rail stations.

Our TTOD Regional Forums convene stakeholders from Gateway Cities and surrounding communities to discuss transit and development assets and needs for addressing opportunities and challenges. This Initiative builds on our 2018 research report on Transformative TOD and statewide conversations about the future of housing, transportation, and economic development.

The report is available at https://massinc.org/research/the-promise-and-potential-of-transformative-transit-oriented-development-in-gateway-cities/.


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