2013 Doors Open Lowell
Thursday - Saturday, May 16 - 18
Doors Open Lowell offers an insider’s look into the preservation of many of Lowell’s magnificent historic buildings. This FREE annual event, held during National Preservation Month, celebrates Lowell’s architectural heritage, urban living, and culture. Together, these have made Lowell a creative and exciting place to live, work, and play!
The City of Lowell marketing team has recently determined local artist, Chase Compton, the winner of a citywide contest to re-design a versatile tote bag used as a promotional giveaway and given to visiting dignitaries. Though judges were impressed with the creativity and talent shown in all the entries, Compton's design stood out with its stark, black and white depiction of a Lowell mill building reminiscent of the City’s historical mill and textile past. His design was screen printed on one side of the bag with the city's tagline, Alive. Unique. Inspiring., featured on the reverse side.
Photo courtesy of Marianne Gries
The grocery-style tote bag, created by local manufacturer UnWrapped, is distributed to the public at a variety of events, both inside and outside of Lowell, as part of an ongoing effort to promote the City.
All entries were reviewed by the City’s marketing team: City Manager Bernard Lynch, Assistant City Manager Adam Baacke, Director of Economic Development Theresa Park, Economic Development Assistant Erin Findlen, Director of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Susan Halter. An additional guest judge was also part of the review committee.
Keep a lookout for these new tote bags at upcoming City events and promotions!
Best Retail Practices
is available to retailers, restaurateurs and
FREE workshop on updating the look of your business- THE POWER OF PRESENTATION
FREE 1-on-1 consultation for qualified stores and restaurants
Up to $2,500 in matching grants to make recommended improvements
Past participants include:
Jillie's Roast Beef
Indigo Salon and Day Spa
Lowell Portuguese Bakery
Pho Da Lat
...and dozens more!
DATE: Wednesday March 20, 2013
LOCATION: MCC Morse Federal Building 50 Kearney Square Lowell, MA 01852
To register for this workshop please click here
For more information please visit the BRP website.
NEW EVENT DATES!
Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23, 2013
This year's WinterFest has gone into brief HIBERNATION due to our recent winter storm!
The Committee is currently hard at work on logistics for this change in schedule, and encourages the public to visit this web site for all updates and announcements as they happen.
For now, we hope you will SAVE THE NEW DATES for Lowell WinterFest and please plan on joining us then!
Promotional Spot Contest
Submission deadline: Jan. 18th, 2013, 5 pm
$1,000 award to winning entry
Artists, filmmakers, and videographers that work or live in the City of Lowell are invited to create a 15-second film/video spot to promote the City of Lowell! CLICK HERE to view the Call for Work for the City of Lowell Movie Contest (PDF).
Lowell's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) embarked on an update of its original Comprehensive Master Plan between 2011-2013. As a result of DPD's efforts, a new draft Comprehensive Master Plan and Sustainability Plan has been created: Sustainable Lowell 2025. The plan provides a shared vision for the on-going development and revitalization of the City, with particular emphasis on economic, social and environmental sustainability.
In early January, DPD will host two public meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the draft plan. Translation services will be provided upon request. The public is invited to attend on either of the following dates:
- Monday, January 7th at Alumni Hall, 84 University Ave, UMass Lowell North Campus, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Parking will be available at Cumnock Hall and Riverside Parking Lot)
- Wednesday, January 9th at Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Comments can also be submitted by phone or online to Allegra Williams, Neighborhood Planner at (978) 674-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org between December 3rd - January 15th, 2013. Comments will be incorporated into a final plan, which will be presented for adoption and endorsement in the Winter of 2013.
We are asking the Lowell community to please take the time to nominate an immigrant entrepreneur (you can self-nominate) whose business is located in Lowell for our Made in Lowell event. At this event we will highlight a diverse range of businesses as well as success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs who have thrived in Lowell.
Mark your calendars!
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
11:00AM to 1:00PM
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
50 Warren Street
For up-to-date information please visit the MiL website.
Keep your eyes open for the new City of Lowell ad campaign "The LOWELLcal Experience" that was done by a UMass Lowell Student Advertising Team through a Creative Economy grant!
The winning team (L to R): Michael Noonan, Jason Taylor, Julian De Souza
Date: September 25, 2012
Time: 8:00-10:00 AM
Click here to learn more information and to see before and after pictures of previous BRP participants.
The Neighborhood Innovation Grant Program provides seed funding of up to $2,000 for collaborative, community-driven neighborhood improvement projects. On Sept. 25th from noon – 1 PM in the Mayor’s Reception Room of City Hall, learn from past award recipients about their innovative projects and meet potential partners for the up-coming grant cycle.
Applications are due October 31st.
More information on the grant program is available here: