Worcester Now | Next is an eighteen-month-long citywide planning process that will engage the community in exploring issues such as transportation and mobility, housing, economic development, climate, urban form, and land use, among many others.
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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How do I get involved in Worcester Now | Next?
The City is inviting all Worcester community members to engage in the planning process and help shape the Plan. Learn how to get involved, view our events calendar, sign up for email notifications, and please spread the word using the project hashtag #NowNextWorcester!
Take the Priority Goals Questionnaire
Take the Priority Goals Questionnaire online or on paper. Check back here for links and more information. Paper copies of the survey will be available at City Hall, the Worcester Public Library, and the Worcester Senior Center.
Upcoming Public Visioning Workshops
Provide feedback and learn more about the plan at the upcoming virtual public workshop in February. Precise location and date/time coming soon! See the Events page for more details.
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