Main Street Study

Since 2008, the Gateway program has served nearly 1,500 students and nearly 150 different local nonprofits and neighborhood groups. It is a true learning laboratory, where students are actively engaged in applied, project-based learning, interacting with and serving community clients, and participating comprehensively in a wide variety of projects. Reimagining Main Street Uxbridge is a Boston Architectural College (BAC) Gateway Initiative led by the Adaptiv Team. The initiative serves to explore the strategic reuse of Uxbridge’s McCloskey Building and other municipal properties related to Re-Imagining Main Street in Uxbridge. The engagement will last two semesters. The students enrolled in the Spring 2021 course will examine data on the main street area, collect public input, examine municipal assets, determine preferred reuse options, and provide market analysis to contextualize and refine preferred reuse recommendations. In the fall of 2021 Students will help pave a path forward by generating uses defined for an rfp, design concepts, identify funding and creating design guidelines.


    Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)


    Uxbridge, MA


    In progress


    Research, Advising

  • TYPE

    Civic/Social, Urban Development


    Becker Schmidt, Caiyu Li, Carlota Muzzo, Christopher Clinton, Hyun Paik, Ivanna muzzo, Jose Malagon, Kavita Ramalingam, Kazi Safi, Nora Badraig, Parker Tonissi, Qingqing Yuan

Project Success Factors


Integrate Community
Provide Access
Respect Context

UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities