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.

Handouts and Meeting Presentations:

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)
DRAFT 1 of MUOD Zoning Article (March 31, 2022)
MUOD Presentation (May 25, 2022 Meeting)
DRAFT MUOD Map (May 25, 2022)
DRAFT 1 of PB Site Plan Review Rules and Regulations (May 25, 2022)
MUOD Map (June 1, 2022)
DRAFT 2 of MUOD Zoning Article (June 1, 2022)
NMCOG Presentation on 40R/MUOD (June 6, 2022)
Case Study - Downtown Mixed Use and Comm Corridor Infill 
Case Study - Compact Pocket Neighborhoods
Zoning Case Studies - Danvers and Chelmsford


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.


If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Gingras, Town Planner directly at or (978) 433-0336.