Fall River TAP
July 17, 2019
Under the direction of the Urban Land Institute’s Boston District Council, The Fall River Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) convened in Fall River, MA in October 2011, bringing together stakeholders, City and community leaders, and a panel of land use and development professionals for a day-long session focused on redevelopment opportunities for the Jefferson Street Extension Area, a 90+ acre area adjacent to South Watuppa Pond.
With a specific focus on the Atlantis Charter School parcel, the team met with members of the Fall River Office of Economic Development (FROED) staff to tour the area and interviewed a dozen stakeholders and community leaders to understand the various issues these businesses, organizations, and the sur- rounding communities face. The panel also discussed the City’s objectives for the area, the existing industrial area’s role within a regional context, and stakeholders’ aspirations for the area. Data collected and prepared by the FROED staff prior to the TAP informed this discussion.