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Town Center

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.


Any questions can be directed to the Planning and Community Development Office at or by calling (508) 886-4100 x3001

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