FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2017
Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative to release Action Plan at Luna Theater
Stakeholders will reconvene a year after launching planning process
Lowell, Mass.—On February 2, at 5:00 p.m., the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative Action Plan will be released to the public following a presentation at Mill No. 5’s Luna Theater. The Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative is a collaboration of the City of Lowell, Lowell Heritage Partnership, and other community stakeholders. The mission of the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative is to enhance the everyday experience of people in Lowell by making the city’s historic waterways more accessible, active, and vibrant.
In January 2016, more than 100 people gathered at the Luna Theatre in Mill No. 5 to witness the Lowell Heritage Partnership and City of Lowell present a vision of what the waterways could become if the best ideas and required resources came together. The idea gained momentum at the 2016 Winterfest when City leaders switched on colorful permanent lights on the Merrimack Canal at Lucy Larcom Park. The LHP brought like-minded community people together and hired Daniel Solomon Koff of Solomon Office to shape a plan for animating the waterways.
Over the course of the past, year Waterways Initiative volunteers have solicited community input in working with the Solomon Office in crafting this Action Plan. This includes a number of breakout planning sessions in the topic areas of arts and culture, tourism, and economic development, input tables at the Lowell Folk Festival and First Thursday events, and the Light Up the Locks demonstration event on September 1st, 2016.
Please join us on February 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate the release of the Action Plan and take the next steps in making the Waterways Vitality vision a reality.
For more information, please visit: www.lowellheritagepartnership.org/next