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Framingham Master Plan Survey (2011)

Filed under: General Interest,Public Meetings by News Staff at 1:54 am on January 27, 2011
2011 Framingham Master Plan Survey

The Framingham Planning Board is running an online "Master Plan Survey".

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham Planning Board has been working on updating the Town's Master Plan for nearly a year.

The Master Plan is laid out on a map which takes into account local long range planning efforts, (and is influenced by initiatives undertaken by State and regional planners).

After reviewing the Town's Master Plan last summer, the Planning Board hosted a series of public forums;  an  "Open Space, Conservation and Recreation" forum, one regarding Economic Development and others to get input from individual neighborhoods.

In November (2010) a draft of an updated Master Plan was drawn based on that input along with past planning initiatives, current land use, proposed and in-progress capital ...[read more]

New LIFT 9 Bus Service in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 9:53 pm on August 20, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Beginning Monday, August 28, the LIFT Public Transit System will begin providing new service along Rt. 9. The new LIFT 9 bus will provide direct service between the West Natick Commuter Rail station and the retail, residential, and employment hubs along Route 9 in Framingham, including Framingham State College, Shoppers World, the Natick Mall, Technology Park, and the 9/90 Corporate Center.

New route covers from 9/90 Corporate Center to W. Natick Train Station

"After months of planning, the Framingham LIFT Public Transit System is very pleased to be able to offer the new LIFT 9 bus service to MetroWest residents,” comments Kathleen B. Bartolini, Director of Planning & Economic Development for Framingham. “This new service will provide convenient access to jobs, schools, shopping, and entertainment.”

LIFT 9 will operate between 6:10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. With the addition of the LIFT 9 bus, some existing LIFT routes will see changes in service. LIFT 5 will no longer be servicing Framingham State College and will be increasing service in Hopkinton. Also the LIFT 5 route will be shortened from an 80 minute round trip to an hour. LIFT 6 will operate on a different time schedule, and LIFT 7 will have a slightly different route around Framingham State College.

For more information on LIFT 9 and other service changes, please visit or call the LIFT at 508-532-5459.


FREE Small Business Workshop

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 12:45 pm on March 1, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Planning and Economic Development Division is holding a free workshop on marketing techniques for small businesses, featuring Peter Allen and Samuel Brown of Service Corps of Retired Executives, (SCORE).

The workshop will be in the Ablondi Room at the Memorial Building, 150 Concord St., Framingham, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

For more information call Karen Hayes at 508-532-5455


Regional Planning Forum on February 28th

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 12:14 pm on February 19, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is holding forums to get input for its long-range plan, JOURNEY to 2030. Interested individuals and representatives of groups are invited to share ideas about transportation issues.

Framingham will host one of four regional forums on February 28, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building, 150 Concord St.

Attendees will share their views on the transportation needs and issues of each area and provide input to help identify visions for the region’s transportation network. Participants in these forums will be helping to shape the development of JOURNEY TO 2030, the long-range transportation plan of the Boston Region MPO.

If you are interested in attending one of the forums, please contact Jared Fijalkowski of the Boston Region MPO staff, by phone at (617) 973-7092 or by e-mail at RSVP by February 21.

For additional information on "JOURNEY TO 2030", visit:


FOCUS 2000 - Framingham plans for the 21st Century.

Filed under: Public Meetings by Randy Harris at 12:27 am on October 17, 1996

FRAMINGHAM, MA - If you are wondering "What will Framingham be like in the next century?", you'll be glad to know a concerned group made up of town officials, business, education, and community leaders is already hard at work on a plan to insure that Framingham will be an even better place to live, work, and enjoy life beyond the year 2000.

Framingham Town Manager, Russel Marcoux, chaired a meeting of the FOCUS 2000 group in the Ablondi Room of the Memorial Building, calling upon representatives from groups focusing on issues ranging from "Town Image", to Economic ...[read more]

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