In the fall of 2005, Lowell, Massachusetts’ Division of Planning and Development (DPD) engaged the
Community Growth and Land-Use Planning course of MIT
(11.360) to envision redevelopment along the Bridge Street Corridor and in surrounding residential
areas in the Centralville Neighborhood and recommend implementation
strategies to make the plan a reality. In keeping with the smart-growth
principles of vibrant and walkable neighborhoods for all of its citizens, the project
promotes and enhances the character of the Centralville neighborhood.