- Why the study is being conducted
The 4ward Planning and FHI Studio team are working with the Town of Cumberland on its historical mill villages of Valley Falls and Lonsdale (VFL) District Economic Development and Social Equity Plan. The collective goal for the VFL District is community revitalization and economic development along the Broad Street and Mendon Road corridors, with concerted preservation of its working-class character. Specifically, the goal of the Plan is to create concrete, attainable implementation strategies for attracting new investment and assisting local business owners.
- What they’re scoped to do
The team is examining opportunities for entrepreneurship and supportive business infrastructure in the district, building rehabilitation and streetscape improvements, revitalization of the Ann & Hope Mill and nearby sites, and adaptive reuse of the Naushon Mill property.
- Key findings from the market study
All key takeaways and findings pages from the most recent draft market study can be found below.
- 12/12/22 Powerpoint
The Town and 4ward held a public meeting on December 12th, 2022 at the Filibuster Club at 23 High Street. Click here to view the PowerPoint that was presented.