Downtown Amherst remains a priority area for redevelopment, and an area most likely to qualify for creation of new urban renewal projects. Much of downtown Amherst is seriously under-developed.
Depot Center & Outlying Villages
The Amherst Redevelopment Authority (ARA) is interested in seeing whether there is a useful role it could play in the redevelopment and revitalization of the Depot Center around the Amherst Depot and in outlying village centers. The authority will observe and participate in efforts by the Amherst Planning Board to explore new zoning for these important areas.