Since the last public meeting on the issues in Nobscot, staff in multiple departments have been working together on a number of different projects to keep the momentum of the 2015 planning work going through the transition from Town to City. We are working on the following projects and will have more information on each of them coming soon:
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Planning staff have drafted zoning that will apply to the current B-2 zone in Nobscot. This "Village" Zoning is intended to allow mixed use, including residential and small-scale, neighborhood oriented commercial uses. Design Guidelines have been drafted to help ensure that the character and scale of the district is maintained. The Draft zoning was presented to the City Council on January 8, 2019 and referred to the Planning Board for Public Review. Learn more about the proposed B-3 Zoning for Nobscot.
The City of Framingham would like to thank everyone who participated in the community outreach effort that was initiated to collect residential input for the future of Nobscot. The information collected over the last several months provided extremely important public comment for the future development of Nobscot and its community. Residents and business owners delivered valuable feedback either by attending Nobscot Community Hours sessions or took the time to share their thoughts by filling out the Nobscot Survey. Click on any of the links below to read a detailed abridged or full version of each report:
City officials, plaza property owner, and architects presented revised plans at a community forum at the Heritage. Public interest was very strong with standing room only. The plans call for a mixed-use development of 163 apartments, retail shops along Water Street, and a CVS pharmacy at the corner of Water St. and Edgell Road
Updates were shared on the following projects:
The Cecil Group presented findings and recommendations from the Village Center Study related to design, marketing and reinvestment, public realm improvements, and regulatory strategy. Residents were encouraged to provide input in an open forum, and also to discuss the issues with City staff.