Green walking tour of Worcester neighborhood scheduled for June 27


Green walking tour of Worcester neighborhood scheduled for June 27Worcester – Discover urban sustainability with Worcester's innovative building and streetscape projects Wednesday, June 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The tour is open to the public and admission is free.

The Main South neighborhood has become a model green urban neighborhood, complete with community gardens, sustainable infrastructure, green design, and Worcester's only food coop. As a tribute to the emerging environmental justice movement that is happening in this neighborhood, the American Institute of Architects Central Massachusetts chapter will sponsor a walking tour of this revitalized community.

The tour will highlight the sustainable building and “green” streetscape projects that the Main South CDC and other neighborhood organizations have recently completed or are in process of completing.

Tour leaders speaking about their projects include Steve Fischer, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts; Frank Zitomersky, architect – owner of ZU Artchitecture and Main South Properties Developer; Peggy Middaugh, Director of the Worcester Tree Initiative; Steve Patton, Executive Director of Worcester Common Ground; Scott Hayman, a consultant for the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation; and Casey Starr, Community Organizer, Community Development Corporation (CDC)??”Main South.

Participants are asked to gather at 5 p.m. at the Castle Hill Community Garden, 9 Castle St., for the beginning of the ?-mile tour highlighting sustainable features of the neighborhood. This tour will end on Kilby Street.