Lowell - A 2020 Vision

Welcome to the Lowell Plan

The Lowell Plan, Inc. is a private non-profit economic development organization that (1) provides a forum for private and public sector leaders to discuss Lowell’s economic, educational, and cultural development; and (2) supports and advocates for partnership programs that advance the strategic goals of the organization.

Thanks to Ani Vong, Owner of Humanity Boutique, and Geoff Foster, Director of Organizing and Policymaking at UTEC, and members of Public Matters 2015, for speaking at the Lowell Plan breakfast on September 24th.


A Program in Civic Engagement
Read brief bios of the members of Public Matters 2015.

Our next civic engagement program will be offered January through June, 2016.

Public Matters provides those who live or work in Lowell an opportunity to immerse themselves in this city's history, revitalization, and plans for the future; to meet civic leaders and learn from their experience; to discuss case studies of significant and controversial projects; to pause in the middle of their careers and personal lives to take stock of what they have learned and experienced; expand their skills among talented colleagues in a great city; and to chart the next phase of their involvement in Lowell.

Applications for Public Matters 2016


Nationally Recognized

Jeff Speck

Nationally recognized urban planner Jeff Speck meets with Lydia Blanchard to prep for his keynote address to the Lowell Plan membership (October 2nd, 2014). Lydia is owner of Sweet Lydia’s and serves on the Lowell Plan Board of Directors.

Lowell Downtown Evolution Plan

Executive Summary

Download a copy of the Executive Summary of the Lowell Downtown Evolution Plan (PDF).  Download a low resolution version of the full report (PDF). Depending on your internet speed, these downloads may take a few minutes.