Harriman is leading a team to assist the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority (LRA) with the preparation of an urban renewal plan for the historic downtown and mill area. The plan identifies specific strategies and actions to advance the City’s overall goals of economic development, job creation, improved quality of life, including walkable connections between the downtown and surrounding residential areas, and fiscal stability. The plan also identifies opportunities where the LRA can be a partner in creating incentives for private investment in the area.
An extensive community outreach and engagement program is being undertaken for this project and includes a stand-alone project website, game creation for public forums, and social media outreach. All outreach is being conducted in both English and Spanish languages.