Economic Development Master Plan

Wakefield, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ]  Evaluate the business and development challenges faced by this community near Boston and propose options for increasing economic vitality.

[ THE RESPONSE ]  With consultant GLC Development Resources, Abacus studied financial and physical conditions throughout Wakefield’s business districts and worked with community leaders to establish goals and objectives. Four detailed case studies proposed build-out scenarios for underutilized properties that could facilitate an economic resurgence by attracting private development in support of community values.