City Begins New Master Planning Process

The City of Everett Planning and Development Department, which successfully completed a Master Plan for the Lower Broadway neighborhood two years ago, will begin a new master planning process, for what will now be known as Commercial Triangle area of the city, tonight with the first public participation meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Gallery, 101 Paris Street.

The new master plan will be focus on how to revive and redevelop the Commercial Triangle area, which is bordered by Revere Beach parkway along the north edge, the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks and the New England Produce Center to the south and the city’s boundary with the city of Chelsea to the east.

The Planning and Development Department undertook a master plan process for Lower Broadway more than two years ago and conducted dozens of neighborhood planning meetings to develop a mix of preferred residential and commercial uses for that neighborhood, along with planning for public spaces and parks and zoning changes to encourage the desired uses and redevelopment for that neighborhood.

The Lower Broadway Plan was ironically completed just in time to lure Wynn Resorts’ proposed resort casino to Everett in the fall of 2012. Though such an outcome for the Commercial Triangle is not likely, the city does hope to put together an achievable master plan that can be used to market the area to developers.

The new master plan target area may also benefit from state transportation proposals to extend the Silver Line into Everett, along the Commuter Rail line.

Planning and Development Director Jamie Errickson and the Planning and Development department are available to answer questions about the Commercial Triangle area, the master plan process and the city’s goals by calling 617-394-2245.

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