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North Main Street

Project History

The North Main Economic Development Strategy Area is a center for cultural activities, law and order, medical and academic institutions, and commercial business. Located just north of Downtown Worcester, in historic Lincoln Square, the area has excellent access to the region via Interstates 90, 190, 290 and Routes 9 and 146 and is connected locally to many of Worcester’s residential neighborhoods. The goal of the North Main Economic Development Strategy is to identify new opportunities for development that will be integrated with the various existing projects and plans in the area into a market-driven, financially responsible, and sustainable redevelopment strategy. Simply put, the City’s goal is to make this area a destination for people to live, work, and spend time.

Priority Parcels in the North Main Street Economic Development Strategy Area, including Landmark buildings such as the Boys Club, the War Memorial Auditorium, and the former Worcester County Courthouse, represent 32 acres of land area. Several of the Priority Parcels are currently under public ownership. All are considered prime sites for infill development and some are suitable for adaptive reuse. As the area continues to evolve, the City of Worcester looks to explore the opportunities for reuse of existing buildings and parcels as well as the infrastructure changes necessary to prepare the area for the expanding economy.

At a Glance

  • Zoning BG-6, BO-1
  • 32 Acres
  • 12 Priority Parcels
  • Minutes From: Interstate 90, 190, 290; Route 9, 146; Downtown Worcester
  • Map of North Main Strategy Area (Photo)


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