A vibrant town center can create a sense of community, social opportunities, and economic development.
From 2017 to 2019, Rutland engaged in a number of housing development plans. One of the goals that emerged from that exercise was a desire to diversify the town’s tax base by attracting more commercial development.
That development should complement the growth in housing that has occurred over the past two decades in a way that encourages a vibrant and accessible town center.
The Town of Rutland and the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) recieved a Planning Assistance Grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs in early 2020.
The purpose of the grant is to conduct a planning study of the Town Center area. The study area is near Town Hall and the intersection of Route 122A and Route 56. Since early 2020, a working group has been convening to determine what the community would like to see in the Town Center. A survey has been conducted, and a summary of the results can be found on the Town of Rutland website here.
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