Hamilton Canal District Master Plan

Lowell, MA

Situated amidst Lowell's unique downtown and historic canal system, the 15-acre Hamilton Canal District Master Plan envisions a new transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood engaging Massachusetts' creative economy. Following LEED Neighborhood Development principles, the adaptive reuse of historic mills will combine with over 1 million square feet of new construction to create public parks, 750 units of housing, 55,000 SF of retail space, and 425,000 SF of commercial/office space. The multi-phase development – envisioned via multiple community design charrettes -- will be built out over 10 years. It is also one of the first projects to be reviewed under Mass "Super MEPA" regulations, and was awarded the American Planning Association’s Outstanding Plan.

Data
350,000 SF Commercial; 50,000 SF Retail; 700-800 Housing Units; 900-car garage
Sustainability
Master Plan follows LEED ND; 30% of buildings will be LEED certified