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Posted on: May 10, 2018

We Need Your Ideas and Opinions to Help us Develop the Phase One Economic Development Plan

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Phase One Economic Development Plan (Phase One) has been forthcoming over the course of the last two months and significant progress in the research and collection of data about Framingham has been made. There is a lot of information to share with the public that has been acquired, but there is a still much to learn from the Framingham community. Therefore, the City of Framingham and consulting partner, RKG Associates, seek the community’s help to provide input for the City’s future of economic development. To do so, there will be two exciting pursuits happening during May and June: a Phase One Community Survey and a Phase One Open House.


Phase One May/June 2018 Opportunities to provide input!

  • Community Survey – May 7 to June 1 2018. We need your ideas and opinions to help us develop Phase One further! To collect as much information as possible the City of Framingham and RKG Associates has developed a Phase One Community Survey. The Survey will be open residents, business owners, landowners; and people who travel to Framingham for work or recreation from Monday, May 7, 2018 through Friday, June 1, 2018. The Phase One Community Survey can be accessed at:

www.framinghamma.gov/Phase1EconPlanSurvey


Paper copies are available at the Main Library (49 Lexington Street), McAuliffe Library (746 Water Street), the Callahan Center (535 Union Avenue), the Memorial Building (150 Concord Street, in the Main Lobby).

  • Save the Date for the Open House – May 16, 2018 (5:30pm-9:00pm). This event will allow city staff and RKG Associates to share what they have learned to date, collect more community input, address questions and concerns; understand the direction of Phase One. Location is to be determined and will be announced a later time; translation services will be provided. 

Just hearing about Phase One or want to know what Phase One is? 

Phase One seeks to obtain information to assess Framingham’s competitive position, create a vision for the City’s economic development, identify development opportunities, and set Framingham’s economic development priorities. Phase One seeks citizen input to better understand community priorities and preferences relating to Framingham’s future economic development.


Share the word! 

Please share the word about Phase One, the Phase One Community Survey, and the Phase One Open House. Framingham needs your help to define its economic development and land use future. Public input and knowledge about this important project is extremely significant.


Want to learn more about Phase One? 

Please email Arthur Robert, Community & Economic Development Director, at apr@framinghamma.gov, or Amanda Loomis, Planning Board Administrator, at aloomis@framinghamma.gov or visit the Phase One website at www.framinghamma.gov/PhaseOneEcon.

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