Woburn Village receives “Very Favorable” rating in MAPC Study

Redeveloping the most favorable 10 percent of suburban strip malls in the Boston region would meet a major portion of the area’s housing needs in the next decade, according to a study entitled “Rethinking the Strip” done by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Woburn Village received a “Very Favorable” rating and was used as a case study, as the project shows the potential for transforming strip malls.

“Retail strip redevelopment … allows communities to accommodate new growth without the loss of the valuable open space required for new subdivisions or greenfield multifamily development,” notes the report.

Read more in the CNU article “The Remarkable Potential for Retrofitting Strip Malls.”

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