The City created a new zoning category called B-4 for Nobscot Village Zoning to establish a framework for creating walkable mixed-use village centers in key neighborhood districts. The Nobscot Village (B-4) District is intended to foster and attract development opportunities that lead to a direct investment into pivotal areas where junctions or crossroads exist. The intent is to encourage redevelopment and reinvestment into a neighborhood center in order to re-establish this area as fully integrated and functional vibrant village center. The Nobscot Village District shall include a mixture of various uses that are able to support and promote business and community within the area. Uses are intended to complement one another and allow for different offerings such as art and cultural spaces, public community space, educational/institutional use, entertainment, residential, office space, retail, and other small business enterprises.
Historical Nobscot Chapel kept preserved and moved as seen in video below.
Please view our Project Development Library to find files regarding Nobscot Village.
Pending construction particularly for projects at:
770 Water Street, Nobscot Plaza - (2019 files)
876 Edgell Road, Redevelopment of gas station - (2020 files)
Information on intersection improvements can also be found below.
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.
SPRING 2018 Nobscot Community Outreach Hours and Survey
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:
Nobscot Plaza Public Meeting
January 11, 2017
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
Nobscot Community Meeting
August 31, 2016
Updates were shared on the following projects:
- DPW Intersection and Streetscape Improvements
- Parks and Recreation - Nobscot Park
- RCS School
- Village District Zoning
- Nobscot Shopping Center proposal
- Aqueduct Trails / Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Public Information Workshop Number 3 - June 8, 2015
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.