The City of Worcester is working proactively to attract new residents, visitors and businesses through small- and large-scale redevelopment projects. Below is a listing of some of the current projects happening across the City.
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The City of Worcester, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), is launching a project to redesign Chandler Street between Main Street and Park Avenue. Chandler Street is a vital artery connecting neighborhoods with schools, businesses and healthcare services.
Construction is complete for a state of the art ballpark to host the Worcester Red Sox, called Polar Park. Additional Green Island and Canal District development includes retail and restaurant space, as well as a 500-space municipal parking garage. Kelley Square has also been redesigned to make it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The City of Worcester is committed to improving public schools' infrastructure to help students with their goal of academic excellence. With two major school construction projects in the works and others recently completed, we are dedicated to advancing Worcester's future.
The City is embarking on a long-overdue $11 million top-to-bottom reconstruction of Main Street. This is not simply a repaving project. We’re building a Main Street that is not just a way to drive from Point A to Point B… but a 21st century Main Street, that embraces modern urban design philosophies, that is built to encourage parking your car and walking to multiple experiences, all throughout downtown. We want downtown to be a destination, not a waypoint, and this new Main Street will deliver on that vision.
This project will replace the existing 1930's steel water main that transfers water between the Quinapoxet Reservoir and the Kendall Reservoir in the Town of Holden. The project will be completed in two phases with the first phase beginning in November 2019 and continuing through November 2020.
A $565 million, multi-phased project in the heart of downtown Worcester, is one of the largest public-private development projects in the Commonwealth.
The City of Worcester is developing a long-term plan that will help prioritize investments in our water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure for the next 50 years.
View a list of scheduled construction related activity for resurfacing, water and sewer work city-wide. Motorists are advised that there will be traffic delays at these locations.
The Executive Office of Economic Development works collaboratively with other city divisions, city departments, and partners on a wide range of projects and initiatives.