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MetroWest collaborative, area planning council to hold Rte. 9 planning meeting at Framingham State

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  April 25, 2012 11:33 AM

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The MetroWest Regional Collaborative and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will sponsor the first in a series of public meetings on developing a Rte. 9 MetroWest Smart Growth Plan, according to event organizers.

This plan will focus on the potential for compact, mixed use developments - including housing, office, and commercial - along Rte. 9 that are friendly for pedestrians and bicycles.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center at Framingham State University.

Randall Arendt, a nationally renowned land-use planner, site designer, author, and lecturer, will speak at the event. Arendt is an expert on commercial corridor development, planning and design. He is also the founder and president of the consulting firm Greener Prospects.

To register for this free event, visit the MAPC website.

The MetroWest Regional Collaborative serves the region of Eastern Massachusetts, from I-95 to I-495 along the Rte. 9 corridor. It serves the communities of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston.

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