Harriman Awarded Renewal Projects in Fall River

| May 19, 2017

Fall River Main Street diagram

Fall River, MA – Harriman has been selected by the Fall River Redevelopment Authority (FRRA) to develop two master plans for the city.

The first is an urban renewal plan for the waterfront, and the second is an urban renewal plan for the downtown. Each plan is expected be completed in the summer of 2017.

Other members of the redevelopment team include Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. of Hartford, Conn., for support on plan elements related to transportation and infrastructure; FXM Associates of Mattapoisett, Mass., for market analysis of existing and potential market trends; and Bonz and Company, Inc. of Boston to undertake any necessary appraisals. Language Link Consortium of West Hartford, Conn., will provide translation services to meet community needs.

The plans will outline proposed public infrastructure improvements, such as how to connect the waterfront to local neighborhoods with improved pedestrian and bicycle access, as well as future connection to the larger region that includes new access to the Veterans Memorial shared-use path and the future site of the proposed South Coast Rail expansion. New parcels for development will be identified to encourage private entities to establish restaurant, retail, housing, and tourism options within the area.


“Fall River needs a plan to revitalize their downtown and waterfront into a vibrant, active community, and Harriman is thrilled to be spearheading the initiative. The downtown and waterfront connect physically, economically and culturally, and Harriman is developing strategies to reorganize and reenergize the area,” said Emily K. Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND, senior urban planner of Harriman. “Having the opportunity to enhance and shape a city is an honor, and our experienced team of urban planners, urban designers, architects and engineers are collaborating to help Fall River reach its full potential. The end goal is a plan that attracts businesses, residents, and visitors and strengthens the local economy.”



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