The Lynn TDI District extended 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. The TDI Partnership’s priorities included strengthening local businesses and attracting new ones, supporting efforts to make downtown Lynn a destination for arts, culture, and dining, and investing in improvements that promote mixed-use redevelopment. In the district’s final year in the TDI program, the TDI Partnership focused on improving connectivity throughout the community, including the underutilized Lynn Harbor waterfront.
Lynn Downtown Action Strategy
As the first technical assistance in Lynn as a part of the TDI program, Consultant Interface Studio created a set of strategies to increase use of the downtown. This included public art and festivals, which in part led to the creation of Beyond Walls. The report also included transportation interventions proposed by consultant Nelson Nygaard.
Beyond Walls Economic Impact Analysis
Following the 2017 Beyond Walls Mural Festival, creative arts consultant Webb Management Services Inc. performed an economic impact analysis of the festival and also made recommendations on how best to measure the event’s impact in future years.
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VP Community Development – Northeast Region
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