The New Bedford Department of City Planning, with assistance from the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), is conducting a study of existing and future conditions for the areas surrounding the North New Bedford (Church Street) and New Bedford (Whales Tooth) platforms. The project team will first evaluate existing conditions and then present findings to the public to gather input through multiple outlets. The project team will then craft recommendations to shape the neighborhoods surrounding the future platforms.
This study will take place from August 2019 to December 2020. SRPEDD does not have an agenda for the future of each proposed platform. Our role is to facilitate a proactive and transparent civic engagement process that gathers and integrates your views on community needs and aspirations.
What is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)?
Transit-oriented development, or TOD, is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a half-mile of quality public transportation.
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NBTOD Study Phase 1 Summary Report
The NBTOD Study Phase 1 Summary Report is now available! This report provides a synopsis of activities completed in Phase 1 (Existing Conditions Analysis) and summarizes the results from the Open House event held on January 14, 2020.
Three documents available for download:
Click here to view and download.
The Department of City Planning (DCP) was at the following locations handing out helpful information and answering questions about the study.
- Friday, January 10, 2020 : 11AM-2PM – Trucchi’s (2941 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745)
- Monday, January 13, 2020 : 12PM-3PM - Market Basket (122 Sawyer St, New Bedford, MA 02746)
- Friday, January 24, 2020 : 11AM-2PM – Market Basket (122 Sawyer St, New Bedford, MA 02746)
- Friday, January 31, 2020 : 12PM-3PM – Trucchi’s (2941 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745)
Public Meeting: Existing Conditions
| The Open House had a great turnout! |
Thank you all for participating!
In case you missed it, all event materials are below:
| Check out the summary video! |
Many thanks to New Bedford Cable Access!
North New Bedford (Church Street) Platform
New Bedford (Whale's Tooth) Platform
Evaluate Existing Conditions
The project team will evaluate the existing conditions of each study area using the best available data.
The project team will engage the public to gather feedback and opinions on existing conditions and desired future development. The public engagement process will include public meetings, as well as an online survey available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Evaluate and Develop Potential Zoning Scenarios
The project team will evaluate existing zoning, and develop potential zoning scenarios that pair public input with the city’s vision for each study area.
PLANS AND REPORTS
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Open House (January 14, 2020)