WORC / Worcester Community Project Center
Blackstone Canal District Alliance
In 1828, the Blackstone Canal in Worcester, Massachusetts catalyzed bringing the city from a farm town into the American Industrial Revolution. Due to the development of the railroad, the Canal was covered up and eventually tied into Worcester’s sewer system. The Blackstone Canal District Alliance is a non-profit organization in Worcester that promotes the economic development of the city. The goal of this project was to provide the Alliance with a cost and benefit assessment of revitalizing the Blackstone Canal for its half mile stretch from Union Station to Kelley Square. Based on data taken from sources in fields of economics, urban planning, and politics, we developed such an assessment and provided the alliance with recommendations for further pursuit of their vision.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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