The city of Fitchburg is a community steeped in tradition and pride with an old-fashioned, New England Yankee sensibility. One of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ early mill-towns, Fitchburg has always had an independent streak, first with its founding and incorporation, then throughout the centuries as a bustling mill community, and today as a fledgling arts community. Not without scars from its growing pains, followed by the collapse of the mills, and then shadowed by the decline of its downtown, Fitchburg is a resilient community in the early stages of a renaissance.
Home to two MBTA commuter rail stops that lead right into Boston’s North Station, the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority’s regional bus system and the Fitchburg Municipal Airport.
Fitchburg at a Glance
As a quasi-public agency, The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority plays a crucial role in the transformative development that is happening in our city. Armed with an array of municipal tools, the Redevelopment Authority brings statutory powers to the table, that the City otherwise would not be capable of. The City of Fitchburg has an excellent relationship with the FRA, and we look forward to the continued collective growth in our city!
Mayor – City of Fitchburg
Without the FRA as our first project partner, the re-development of 35 Main St. in Fitchburg MA, likely would not have happened. We needed a local partner that understood the complexities of redevelopment within a struggling economic environment. The FRA was supportive of our redevelopment vision form the very beginning and still continues to be that partner today!
President - Elite Construction and Design, Inc.
The FRA has been a partner to our business every step of the way. They have been instrumental in helping us open and grow. It is a pleasure to work with them.
Owner – River Styx Brewing
Meagan and the FRA have been instrumental in bringing food trucks to Fitchburg. Not only have they provided space, but have been instrumental in planning and executing our festivals. It's refreshing to do business with people who genuinely care about their city.
Central Mass Food Truck Alliance
With the FRA's support we are now able to begin development of a park dedicated to Fitchburg's role in the Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Movements. The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority understands and embraces the idea that it is strong partnerships between residents, investors and businesses that fuel the changes we all want to see in our City. On behalf of the Friends of Fitchburg Abolitionist Park, Thank You!
Co-President – Friends of the Fitchburg Abolitionist Park
Meagen and the FRA have been very instrumental in the City of Fitchburg. She is a true advocate for our community.
Regional Business Advisor, SVP – Enterprise Bank
The FRA has welcomed and supported our Registry offices since 2005. Great staff, great landlord, and a pleasure to work with!
Register – North County Registry of Deeds
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- 15 Apr 07:18 pm
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