There is a strong desire for downtown living options in modern communities. Downtown housing offers residents the ability to live in an area that offers services and shops, and the ability to socialize with others who frequent the area. Many downtown projects offer mixed-use buildings, where retail shops line the street level while apartments of varying sizes are available above. This configuration reflects Upton’s past and was common in small towns throughout New England during the early to mid-1900s.
The current vision includes the development of these kinds of buildings, with the goal of providing a variety of rental units for those who wish to live in this type of environment.