MassDevelopment

TDI Districts

TDI works to concentrate economic development activities, resources, and investments within designated neighborhood areas, known as “TDI Districts,” to create a critical mass of activity that inspires investments by local residents, entrepreneurs, and businesses, as well as additional private development. TDI Districts are mixed-use with a commercial component, compact—with a five minute walking radius or less—and are defined by a walkable, dense physical environment.

Current Districts

Brockton - Boasting a population of nearly 100,000 people, Brockton is the anchor community of Massachusetts’ Metro South region. The Brockton TDI District is located in the heart of the city’s downtown, which is home to WB Mason’s world headquarters and an MBTA commuter rail station that can reach downtown Boston in just 32 minutes.
Chelsea - The Chelsea TDI District is an active commercial district with close to zero storefront vacancies. It’s notable for its comfortable scale, historic architecture, and roughly 200 ground-level businesses: restaurants, bodegas, and shops, with most owned by Central American & Caribbean merchants. Just four miles from Boston, the district can be accessed by several high-ridership bus routes, most notably the 11 (which runs through the center of the district), a commuter rail station, and the Silver Line.
Fitchburg - Featuring a mix of retail, restaurants, government offices, academic institutions, social services, office space, and housing, Fitchburg’s TDI District represents the heart of this Gateway City. Anchored by cultural institutions at either end – Fitchburg State University and the Fitchburg Art Museum – the district is filled with historic architecture and public parks that create green space throughout the downtown.
Holyoke - The Holyoke TDI District lies at the intersection of four neighborhoods in the Center City area: Churchill, Downtown Holyoke, South Holyoke, and The Flats. The TDI District encompasses historic mills that are now being adapted for new uses (e.g. housing, small-scale manufacturing, etc.), as well as two busy commercial streets — Main Street and High Street — that feature smaller storefront spaces for businesses.
Lawrence - The Lawrence TDI District is located in a burgeoning mill neighborhood only a half-mile north of the Lawrence MBTA commuter rail station. Bound between the Campagnone Common and the Merrimack River, the district boasts residential, academic institutions, manufacturing, government and municipal offices, and a variety social services, restaurants, and neighborhood retail along Essex Street.
Lynn - The Lynn TDI District extends from the Downtown Lynn Central Square MBTA commuter rail station towards City Hall, Market Street, Broad Street, and lower Washington Street, all within a ten-minute walking radius. The area encompasses the Lynn Arts & Cultural District as well as the expanded Historic District. 
New Bedford - The New Bedford TDI District is at the hub of the region’s creative innovation economy. Anchored by an array of institutions, arts and cultural amenities, and iconic businesses, the district has recently attracted several public and private investments, including a new hotel, a community coworking space, and multiple new restaurants.
Pittsfield - The Pittsfield TDI District is located in a residential area surrounding Tyler Street, a commercial corridor. The TDI Partnership’s vision for the district is a unique blend of age, ethnicity and socioeconomic diversity that reflects its industrial roots in a modern and creative way.
Springfield - The Springfield TDI District is located in the core of the city’s downtown and is an increasingly vibrant center for entrepreneurship, culture, and dining. The district sits between several major nearby investments, including the renovation of Union Station, development of MGM Springfield, opening of the World of Dr. Seuss museum, and launch of the Springfield Innovation Center.
Worcester - The Worcester TDI District is located in Main South, one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods. Situated on a five-block stretch of Main Street, the district is about a half-mile from City Hall, to the north, and Clark University’s campus, to the south, and acts as a gateway for those traveling to downtown Worcester and the Webster Square neighborhood.