Thank you for attending our Phase 1 Public Visioning Workshops!

If you would like to review content, all PDFs, documents, and presentations for each event are accessible on the Documents page.

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.



Worcester Now | Next is underway!

The Worcester Now | Next Citywide Plan, a long-range comprehensive planning effort, began in Spring 2022 and is anticipated to end in June 2023. Guided by inclusive public engagement, the process will address housing, land use, environmental issues, transportation, and economic development throughout the City of Worcester.


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! 


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Community Organizer Selected

After conducting a search for qualified local candidates to join the project team through an application and interview process, the Utile consulting team selected Guillermo Creamer as the local Community Organizer to facilitate deep engagement with the Worcester community throughout this planning process. You can get in touch with Guillermo via email at nownext@utiledesign.com. 


Upcoming Public Visioning Workshops

Provide feedback and learn more about the plan at the upcoming virtual public workshop on July 7. See the Events page for more details.


Spring Citywide Survey Closed

The survey is now closed and results are being analyzed – view the auto-generated report and full list of accepted statements here.

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