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Jan
23
Tue
2018
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This brown bag is an opportunity for municipalities to learn about resources available through the national SolSmart program. Seven MAPC communities recently received technical assistance from a SolSmart advisor to help them streamline their solar permitting and zoning and to reduce solar soft costs in their communities. You can find out more about SolSmart by visiting: https://www.solsmart.org/

This event will be hosted at MAPC. Please note that in case of a snow cancellation, we will host the brown bag on Thursday, January 25th instead.

Register here.

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Help Envision Future Development Near Rockport Commuter Rail @ Rockport Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

Do you live in Rockport? Are you interested in helping to shape a future vision for the Rockport commuter rail station area?

Join the Town of Rockport and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 starting a 7 p.m. at Rockport Library, 17 School Street, to learn more about an upcoming project focused on “equitable transit-oriented development,” or eTOD.

Learn more about the visioning process so far and eTOD here.

Feb
26
Mon
2018
Help Envision Future Development Near Woburn Mall & Commuter Rail @ Woburn Memorial High School Cafeteria
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you live in Woburn? Are you interested in helping to shape a future vision for the area from the Woburn Mall to Anderson Station?

Join Woburn officials and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for an interactive public forum on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Woburn Memorial High School cafeteria (88 Montvale Ave., Woburn) to learn more about an upcoming project to plan for a new neighborhood focused on “equitable transit-oriented development,” or eTOD.

Learn more here.

Apr
26
Thu
2018
Grow Smart Norwell @ Cushing Center
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

Join Norwell officials and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for an interactive public forum on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cushing Center, 673 Main St., to learn more about an upcoming project and offer your input.

Learn more here.

Jun
14
Thu
2018
NSPC Economic Development Breakfast @ New Horizons at Choate
Jun 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
NSPC Economic Development Breakfast @ New Horizons at Choate | Woburn | Massachusetts | United States

The North Suburban Planning Council invites you to an Economic Development Breakfast

Please RSVP at the link provided in this email invitation: https://conta.cc/2HOLhH2

The 2018 North Suburban Planning Council’s Breakfast is a great opportunity to network with local planners and business leaders. We are thrilled to be hosted by Dennis A. Clarke, President and CEO of Cummings Properties, who will be giving our keynote speech.

 

We are also excited to have the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce join us. Chamber representatives will participate on a panel with Erin Wortman, Director of Planning and Community Development for the town of Stoneham, highlighting the work the two have been able to achieve through collaboration. This panel will be moderated by one of MAPC’s Economic Development Specialists.

 

Municipal staff, local elected officials, small business owners, area employees, and residents are all welcome to attend.

 

Jan
30
Wed
2019
MetroCommon 2050 Community Listening Session @ Castle Island Brewing Company
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House-style community event at Castle Island Brewing in Norwood!

Some issues are bigger than one neighborhood, city, or town: transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more.

Your community is working with the region to plan a better future – together. We need you to tell us what you want the region to be like, long term.

The brewery is dog- and kid-friendly, so bring your furry friends along with the rest of the family! The listening session is Open House-style, so drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count. RSVP here: https://mapc.ma/CommListeningSession2

Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events/

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report Release @ Knights of Columbus
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for the release of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group: Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area report.
Join MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to learn about the transportation recommendations for this area and the next steps to improve mobility.
The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group (LMRWG) has been studying options to improve transportation in an area encompassing parts of Boston, Everett, and Somerville and centered on the transportation hub of Sullivan Square, which has seen considerable development activity in recent years.
Although the Encore Casino in Everett is the most well-known site, other planned large-scale development proposals in the area have the potential for broad impacts on congestion in the region. The LMRWG was formed by MassDOT to study the effects these future developments may have on the entire area, identify opportunities to improve mobility, and to develop short- and long-term transportation infrastructure and policy recommendations for improving transportation in and around Sullivan Square.
The Working Group consists of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the cities of Boston, Everett, and Somerville; and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). These five stakeholders were designated as the decision-making body for the Working Group. Additionally, other parties – including the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, Massport, the Office of Congressman Michael Capuano, and Encore Boston Harbor – have been active participants providing their input and knowledge.