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Smart growth proposals along Route 9

Ideas to be presented at a forum Tuesday:

The Golden Triangle

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The retail area along Route 9 from the Speen Street interchange in Natick to Route 30 in Framingham, including Shoppers World and Natick Mall:

 Locate buildings closer to the street, with parking moved to the rear.

 Improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 Possible “air rights” buildings across Route 9.

Framingham Centre

The area encompassing the historic town center on Route 9 near Framingham State University:

 Reorganize parking and access roads to create
a shopping village.

 Build an enclosed pedestrian walkway crossing above Route 9.

Fayville

The Route 9 and Oak Hill Road intersection and surrounding area in Southborough:

 Place buildings closer to street corners to create
a “village” feel.

Add landscaped medians to slow traffic and ease pedestrian crossings.

Source: Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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