The City of Worcester is developing a long-range plan (aka Master Plan) in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 41 section 81D.
This planning effort, which has been named Worcester Now | Worcester Next, commenced in May of 2021 with the final plan anticipated in Summer of 2022. Worcester Now | Worcester Next does not replace other planning efforts, but instead will build upon and coordinate such planning efforts by establishing a common planning framework. The plan will help to ensure that individual actions are consistent with one another and align with the city's long-term vision and goals.
The final Worcester Now | Worcester Next plan will help guide decisions regarding policies, regulations, programs, infrastructure and other aspects related to the physical development of the community. It will establish an ongoing program of long-range planning moving forward, and the plan itself will be updated on a regular basis to reflect current conditions, priorities and policies to guide the city's physical development over time.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) has closed. Announcement of consultant selection is expected in late June.
Questions regarding this RFP should be directed by email to Stephen Rolle at: RolleS@worcesterma.gov.
Responses to questions received through May 5, 2020 will be posted to this website. Questions have been edited for clarity and brevity.