Fitchburg preparing pilot of community-directed improvement plan

To address disparities in income, education and crime among Fitchburg’s neighborhoods, the city is developing a plan to uplift three targeted areas that face significant barriers to quality socioeconomic opportunities.

The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a proposal the city’s Planning and Zoning Department has been developing since 2017, would set parameters for city-supported improvements to neighborhoods. Improvements could include development of mixed-income housing, new after-school or early-childhood programs, job-training opportunities and social gathering spaces....

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