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MIT Study Provides a Vision for Roslindale Village
Roslindale, MA, February 2006… .Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) announces publication of a study done in 2005 by graduate students of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. RVMS worked with the students giving them information and resources in order to complete their study.
From the introduction: The study was a “three stage process that began with an inventory of existing conditions, continued with the development of a strategic vision and ending with a formulation of a concrete set of recommendations”.
“The study highlights how integrated design and economic development efforts in current and future endeavors will help Roslindale enhance its place of sense, promote its district core as a civic center and preserve its unique “village” identity. The existing natural, cultural, and historic elements of the district provide a strong and viable framework from which redevelopment strategies and district growth must be tied, and are essential elements in defining what the “ Roslindale Village” is to be”.
It is the goal of RVMS to continually influence the community to be involved in ways that will keep our business district thriving and subsequently enhance the quality of life for all who work, live and visit Roslindale Village. The ideas in this study are a vision not a blueprint and will hopefully provide creative solutions for preserving and enhancing our village life.
Note: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of urban Studies and Planning
The Faculty and students involved were:
Professor Karl Seidman
Professor Susan C. Silberberb
Corrections to pdf report:
Page 14 photo caption should read: "left clock tower at corner of Belgrade Ave. and Birch Street
Page 15 photo caption should read: A: a small landmark, the clock tower at Belgrade Ave. and Birch Street
Page 15 photo caption should read: E. the prominent steeple of the Roslindale Congregational Church on Cummins Highway