Dodson & Flinker led a team that included Howard/Stein-Hudson and Dietz & Company Architects in the development of the Downtown Turners Falls Livability Plan, which received a Planning Award from the American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA). The Plan has been endorsed by the Montague Planning Board and Board of Selectmen and can be found in its entirety here on the town’s website.
The Livability Plan was a months-long effort to crystallize the community’s vision for its downtown village core, crafted from a wide and varied range of perspectives. It includes the identification of target areas for revitalization, recommendations for physical improvements such as streetscapes and plazas, and options for key properties. The Plan, illustrated with maps, photographs, diagrams and sketches, concludes with a specific, realistic, and cost-effective implementation plan to achieve the identified goals.