Tewksbury Town Center Plan
Town of Tewksbury
Christine Apicella, AICP
Multimodal transportation planning
Conceptual design for downtown roadways
Preliminary intersection capacity analysis
Public outreach & stakeholder coordination
McMahon led the transportation planning and engineering to develop a strategy for the downtown center of Tewksbury to become more cohesive as a destination and more economically productive, and to provide supporting town facility and infrastructure investments so that the town center reinstates itself as an integrated cultural, civic, and commercial community village.
Through McMahon’s work on the circulation chapter of the town-side Master Plan update, we were already familiar with the community’s desire to improve overall connectivity through a range of transportation choices. The physical planning of the town center was the natural next step in the process of implementing the town-side Master Plan.
McMahon developed conceptual-level multimodal street configurations to inform the physical planning that takes into account the patterns of parcels, buildings, uses and owners for today and what the district could be in the future. McMahon led the evaluation of access, circulation, infrastructure and parking to support new investments and address safety, mobility and character.
Recommendations included road diets to improve pedestrian safety and strengthen a sense of place; parking management and regulatory strategies; wayfinding suggestions; bus stop design considerations; and curb cut consolidation and access management. The project included ongoing work and collaboration with the design firm lead, and volunteer Town Center Master Plan Committee in interactive public workshops.