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Northern Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum 2019

May 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

| Free

Please join us on May 30 in Lowell for the Northern Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum. We will explore how Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Methuen and other cities are using transit-oriented development to transform their cities and surrounding communities. Come share your vision, meet with colleagues old and new, learn about proposed and active rail service improvements, and exchange ideas for leveraging state, local, and federal tools for TOD.

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May 30, 2019 | 8:30am – 12:00pm

UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, 110 Canal St., 3rd Floor, Lowell, MA 01854

Cost: Free

Transformative TOD Forum | 8:30 am to 10 am
UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, 110 Canal St., 3rd Floor, Lowell, MA 01854 

  • Welcome – Mayor William Samaras
  • Opening remarks – City Manager Eileen Donoghue
  • Transformative TOD research presentation – Dr. Tracy Corley, MassINC
  • Rail Vision presentation – Alexandra Markiewicz, MassDOT
  • Panel Moderator: Ruairi O’Mahony, Director of Sustainability at UMass Lowell
  • Panelists: Andrew Shapiro (City of Lowell), Theresa Park (City of Lawrence), Nate Robertson (Merrimack Valley Planning Commission), and Sal Lupoli (Lupoli Companies)
  • Closing Remarks

Coffee Hour & Networking | 10 to 11 am

Join us for an informal gathering after the forum to discuss further opportunities.

Walking Tour of Lowell’s TOD Areas (Optional) | 11:00 to 12 pm 

Enjoy a walk around Lowell’s downtown which highlights additions and improvements. The tour will start at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub and end at the Lowell train station. The tour is limited to the first 40 registrants.

*UMass Lowell Innovation Hub has free event parking at the Canal Street lot (adjacent to the building), as well as commuter rail and bus accessibility. 

About the Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum Series

MassINC is working with our Gateway Cities to improve rail and transit service, while also spurring economic and real estate development near rail stations.

Our TTOD Regional Forums convene stakeholders from Gateway Cities and surrounding communities to discuss transit and development assets and needs for addressing opportunities and challenges. This Initiative builds on our 2018 research report on Transformative TOD and statewide conversations about the future of housing, transportation, and economic development.

The report is available at https://massinc.org/research/the-promise-and-potential-of-transformative-transit-oriented-development-in-gateway-cities/.

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UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
110 Canal Street
Lowell, MA 01854 United States


(617) 742-6800