The Walkable and Liveable Communities Institute Comes to Worcester

WALC_LogoThe Walkable and Liveable Communities Institute (WALC) Institute is an educational, non-profit organization working to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments.  The Institute’s mission is to inspire, teach, connect and support communities in their efforts to improve health and well-being through better built environments.

Join Dan Burden, Co-Founder of the institute, on Wedensday, April 23 at 5:00pm, as he and his colleagues from WALC tour the Main South neighborhood with Mayor Petty and Councilor Rivera. Dan has spent more than 35 years helping the world get “back on its feet” and his efforts have not only earned him the first-ever lifetime-achievement awards issued by the New Partners for Smart Growth and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, but in 2001, Dan was named by TIME magazine as “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world.”

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Walk with Mayor Petty, Wednesday, April 23, 5:00pm

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Come Walk, Wednesday, April 23rd, 5:00 pm

We’re checking out the walkability of the Grand Loom Works area with national pedestrian expert, Dan Burden, of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute.  Join us for a neighborhood walkability audit at 5 pm on Wednesday, April 23rd, rain or shine.  Wear your walking shoes and we will meet at St. Peter’s Church, 929 Main Street for the walking tour.

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Community Workshop 1 — Great ideas and suggestions

On March 15th, neighborhood residents gathered to discuss future possibilities and needs for the neighborhood and the 95 Grand Street, the now vacant former Crompton Knowles industrial site at the northwest corner of Tainter and Grand Streets.   Here’s some of the photos from the workshop.  The ideas and suggestions developed at the March 15th community workshop are being incorporated into proposed future design scenario options for the future of 95 Grand, which will be presented and discussed with the neighborhood on May 28th.

A big thank you to all who came and participated.

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Schedule Posted: First Meeting March 15

The schedule for upcoming community meetings for the Grand Loom Works Project has been posted.

Community Meeting 1: Visioning Charrette, will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 10am – 2:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club on 65 Tainter Street.

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Welcome to the Grand Loom Works Project website.  We will be adding additional information in the coming week including a schedule for upcoming community meetings.

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