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Worcester Redevelopment Authority

The WRA is responsible for urban renewal planning, land acquisition, business relocation, demolition of obsolete structures, site testing/preparation and public improvements.

The Authority is made up of five (5) members, four (4) of whom are selected by the City Manager and one (1) by the Governor. The WRA is staffed by the City of Worcester, with the Chief Development Officer serving as the Chief Executive Officer, supported by staff from the City Solicitor's Office, the Budget Office, the Department of Public Works and Parks and the Executive Office of Economic Development.

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Meet monthly on the 2nd Friday at 8 a.m.

Date/Time of Next Meeting: TBA

Downtown Worcester Urban Revitalization Plan (URP)

The Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan (URP) was initiated by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) in cooperation with the City of Worcester and the Worcester City Council. The overarching vision of the URP is to build on the current momentum of downtown revitalization through strategic public investments to cultivate a safe and vibrant downtown with a strong and sustainable economic vitality.

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WRA Responsible Employer & Inclusionary Participation Policy

Public Records Requests

On June 3, 2016 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act to Improve Public Records into law. Many of the provisions in the law took effect on January 1, 2017.

Public Records Requests

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Economic Development
City Hall 4th Floor
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Phone: 508-799-1400
Fax: 508-799-1406
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8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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