Learn about the Draft Plan

Review draft plan recommendations and library exhibit boards to get familiar with the Draft Plan.

Worcester Now | Next is a two-year-long citywide planning process that will engage the community in exploring issues such as land use and urban form, housing, transportation and mobility, economic opportunity, arts and culture, recreation, open space and environment, and services and facilities.

The project will generate a long-range plan that knits together past, present, and future initiatives covering the entire City, from downtown to its dozens of neighborhoods. The plan will provide a coordinated roadmap for the future development and evolution of the City, and will establish a framework for more detailed studies down the road, but is not meant to be a granular study of every issue.

Join us in developing a citywide plan that focuses on inclusion, integrity, and innovation as core values guiding growth and change in the city. 

Learn more below about the process and how to get involved.



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Get familiar with the Draft Plan!

Review the draft plan recommendations and library exhibit boards, to get familiar with the Draft Plan.


Stay tuned for the Draft Report 

We are incorporating feedback and preparing a full draft of the final Worcester Now | Next report. Stay tuned for the report to be released to the public in the Fall for review and comment. 

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