Meeting held on final local Covid-recovery recommendations

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A community meeting to present the final recommendations for town businesses to recovery from the effects of Covid-19 was held on Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

In partnership with the towns of Bedford and Lexington, Arlington is participating in the Massachusetts Local Rapid Recovery Plan. The program helps communities develop actionable plans to aid commercial areas’ recovery from the pandemic.

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The plan includes strategies for short-term recovery and a set of longer-term priorities. The three towns have been working with project consultant FinePoint Associates to assess economic and physical conditions of businesses adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway, conduct research, and develop ideas for supporting businesses in their recovery.

This work will tie into and support a different CPA-funded Minuteman Bikeway planning project coming to Arlington this fall. 

Nearly 100 members from the three communities attended a June 8 forum to hear findings from Finepoint Associates’ assessment and share their ideas for supporting economic recovery. Participants from Arlington focused on providing support to businesses along the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington Heights in their recovery from Covid-19. Information and ideas gathered at the forum informed project recommendations. 

For those unable to attend this community meeting, a recording will be available on the Town’s website at 

For more information about the Local Rapid Recovery Plan Program, contact Ali Carter, Economic Development Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-316-3095.

June 8, 2021: Forum aims to help Heights businesses recover from Covid-19

This news announcement was published Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.