Hamilton Canal Master Plan

FPA was retained by Trinity Financial to manage the environmental review and permitting process for the redevelopment of the 13-acre site in the heart of downtown Lowell, MA. The project consists of nearly 2 million square feet of mixed-use development to be developed over a 10-year period under a form-based zoning code. The project generated strong local support, yet faced significant permitting challenges. The site, trisected by canals with hydroelectric power rights and located in a National Register Historic District, required relief for use of state and federal parklands as well as highway access permits. The project utilized the "Super MEPA" review process, as well as a Phase 1 waiver. The project will incorporate low impact development techniques and be LEED Certifiable.