In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are available for meetings by appointment only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

Downtown and Village Center Studies

Click to download:

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.