The City is currently working on two Florence Center projects: Rezoning for the future and Streetscape investments.
AARP gave the City of Northampton a small grant (2019) for a Florence placemaking pop-up to engage residents and explore how Florence Center could be more pedestrian and age-friendly. The ideas inform rezoning and streetscape improvements projects.
The work was coordinated by students from regional planning at the University of Massachusetts and landscape studies at Smith College. Students put together two videos highlighting their work: Florence Center placemaking popup- the full story video and Florence Center placemaking popup clip