Downtown and Village Center Studies

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Downtown Orange Market Assessment  (PDF, 1.9 mb) – A 2013 report on findings from a survey conducted of residents, workers, and visitors to Downtown Orange.

Town of Conway: Resident, Visitor, and Business Survey (PDF, 736 kb) – A 2017 report on findings from a survey conducted of residents, workers, visitors and business owners in Conway.

South Deerfield Center Study (PDF, 4 mb) – A 2018 village center parcel inventory and review of planning efforts and recommendations.

Creating an Economic Development Vision for Whately (PDF, 3.9 mb) – A 2018 report that describes current economic conditions, reviews recent planning efforts and summarizes findings from a public forum held to discuss an economic development vision for Whately.

Commercial Cottages: A reuse study for the former Putnam Hall lot in Downtown Orange (PDF, 4.9 mb) – A 2019 study assessing the potential to construct a cluster of small cottages on the former Putnam Hall lot for use as seasonal or year-round retail operations.

For reference:

The Economic Development Opportunities for Small Towns (PDF, 2.4 mb) PowerPoint presentation from a session at the 2016 Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting.