Natick Center Associates, Inc. continues a tradition of volunteer community involvement by Natick businesses, residents and government officials in helping to shape downtown Natick.
Natick Farmer's Market
The 2012 Farmers Market begins Saturday, May 12th at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on the Natick Common and runs until November 17th. The Winter Market will open the following weekend November 24th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the MW Medical Center (Leonard Morse Hospital), auditorium - Union Street Natick.
Natick Center Foward
Natick Center Associates and the Town of Natick sponsored Natick Center Forward, a community forum, on January 26, 2012, attended by about 100 people. Participants were given an overview of recent and pending developments in Natick Center, and were assigned groups to discuss the things they like and don't like about Natick Center, and the kinds of development they would like to see in the future. For those who could not participate, an online survey asking similar questions was available from February 8 - 16, 2012 and was completed by 174 respondents. The results of that survey are included in the final report.
Cultural District Initiative
Natick Center became one of the first of ten Massachussettes Cultural Districts August 21st, 2012. A cultural district is a specific geographical area in a city or town that has a concentration of cultural facilities, activities, and assets. It is a walkable, compact area that is easily identifiable to visitors and residents and serves as a center of cultural, artistic and economic activity.
Craig Consulting Report
Main Street Acceptance
In accordance with the agreement with the Town, where under Article #24 of the 2009 Spring Town Meeting the Town of Natick appropriated the sum of $10,000 to be used for all the work associated with the survey and plan preparation for the street acceptance of Main Street, and where a matching sum of $10,000 was to be provided for this work by the Natick Center Associates.
The acceptance of Main Street is necessary for it to be included in the future re-design of North Main Street which is being funded by the state.