MUOD Working Group

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The Town of Pepperell has hired Brovitz Community Planning and Design to assist with the expansion of the Mixed Use Overlay District in the Railroad Square/Main Street Corridor Area.  Part of this important process is to gather public input from the Pepperell community, either as a resident, property or business owner, or Town board and committee members.


The Working Group will play a key role in representing the interests of downtown stakeholders. This includes agreeing on a vision for the future of the downtown, setting specific goals for the Main Street Corridor and Railroad Square, and helping to craft a revised and expanded Mixed Use Overlay District bylaw and map.  At our first meeting, the Working Group will hear a presentation and discussion led by the consulting team and steering committee of project scope, goals and objectives, followed by a facilitated discussion of issues and opportunities in Downtown Pepperell.   We will also work on plans for a public visioning workshop and design charrette.  

An outline of the meetings can be viewed here.

MUOD Existing Conditions Report

MUOD Working Group Meeting PowerPoint Presentation February 16, 2022

Development Case Studies - Downtown Mixed Use and Commercial Corridor

Development Case Studies - Residential Cluster Development

Working Group Minutes (February 16, 2022 Meeting)

Design Charrette Summary Results (March 2022)

Working Group Minutes (April 6, 2022 Meeting)

PUBLIC DESIGN CHARRETTE

The Public Design Charrette to discuss the Mixed-Use Overlay District was held March 11 and 12, 2022.  The Charrette included a walking tour of downtown Pepperell with the consulting team, a listening workshop, and then a design workshop.  You can view a video of the walking tour and listening workshop here.  Thank you to Pepperell Community Media for filming the event.  A slideshow with photos from the event is below.

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If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Gingras, Town Planner directly at jgingras@town.pepperell.ma.us or (978) 433-0336.