CORE OF THE CITY: Lowell’S Back Central

Graduate students in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, partnered with the City of Lowell Planning Department to review and advance various possibilities for development in Lowell’s Back Central neighborhood. The goals were to address neighborhood quality of life concerns including open space, parking, business mix, and land use; and to articulate actions and strategies consistent with the neighborhood’s vision. 

Over the course of three months, the class visited Back Central and hosted three public meetings, including an after-school session with eighth-graders from Rogers Middle School.