Fall River Waterfront Urban Renewal Plan

Fall River Redevelopment Authority

Fall River, Massachusetts

Harriman is leading a team of consultants that are assisting the Fall River Redevelopment Authority (FRRA) with the preparation of an urban renewal plan for the waterfront area. The focus of the planning process is the development of strategies that will allow the FRRA and MassDOT to address the vacant land that will be created when Route 79 is realigned, a recommendation that Harriman made about a decade ago. Other strategies will tie the waterfront together with recommendations for mixed-use development, open space strategies, and improvements for pedestrian and bicycle access.

The Fall River Redevelopment Authority is an independent public authority established pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch.121B.  While it is not a city department, its mission includes development and implementation of urban redevelopment and renewal programs and policies to support the city’s economic development and enhance the quality of life for its residents.  Harriman’s other on-going project with the FRRA is the Development of a Downtown Urban Renewal Plan.