Planning for the Future
Blackstone Valley Priorities Project
Blackstone Heritage Corridor worked with the Central Mass Regional Planning Commission, which undertook a collaborative effort focused on the Blackstone Valley to create a shared framework for identifying regional and local priorities for growth, development, higher education and land preservation, as well as transportation and other infrastructure investments. This planning effort was conducted in a cooperative effort with local and regional participants, including the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, and engaged the public, private, and non-profit sectors in the region to form the framework for public involvement in land use decisions and infrastructure investment within the Blackstone Valley over the next 20 years. The final report identified sites that were considered locally-significant to the community, those that were considered regionally-significant based on their broader impacts, and projects that warranted attention at the statewide level.