Marlborough Community Development Corporation Marlborough, MA
Assabet River Rail Trail Planning and Design
BSC was selected by the Marlborough Community Development Corporation to provide planning and design services to enhance the Town of Marlborough’s section of the Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT). The AART is part of a five-town, 12.5-mile-long trail. The goal of the project was to make the trail more inviting, tie the trail into the surrounding neighborhoods, and assist in stimulating economic development on and within the area of the trail. BSC facilitated a series of public forums to generate local interest and consensus for the project. Using the feedback from the public participation process, BSC planned a series of amenities and developed a phased action plan for future implementation. Proposed improvements include furnishings, way-finding and interpretive signage, gateway enhancements, and gathering spaces.