Montague City Village Center Study

The Farren Care Center is now closed. As demolition of the former facility nears completion, the Town of Montague will soon take ownership, presenting an opportunity to re-envision the property.

The Town of Montague is exploring potential land uses and activities for this 8-acre site, located at 340 Montague City Road, as well as, seeing how it may fit in with the surrounding neighborhood and its connections, be it by foot, bicycle, wheelchair, FRTA bus, or car. As a separate, complementary component to the study, a residential and commercial market feasibility analysis is being conducted.

Technical assistance has been provided by VHB. The Montague City Village Center Study has been funded by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership's Complete Neighborhoods Partnership. The market analysis has been funded by the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) FY24 Early Action Community Planning Grant.

Share your ideas!

Residents are encouraged to share ideas for re-envisioning the property. Please send comments and questions to Maureen Pollock, Town Planner at

Stakeholder Meetings:

During Spring/Summer of 2023, the Town held 3 stakeholder meetings soliciting public input.

Public Meetings:

Public Meeting #1 - The Town hosted a tabling session on Sunday, August 13, 2023 during a RiverCulture sponsored event at Peskeomskut Park to seek public input.

Public Meeting #2 - The Town held its second public meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. At this public meeting, residents reviewed work to date and provided feedback to guide the study.

Final Report:

The final report for this study and market analysis will be made available in March 2024. Planning Department staff will then present the report findings and recommendations to the Planning Board and the Selectboard for further discussion and to seek guidance on next steps.


For questions/comments, please contact Maureen Pollock, Town Planner at or (413) 863-3200 x112