Amanda Linehan
Communications Manager
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 14, 2017


Community Master Plan Project Kicking Off This Summer

DUXBURY – Do you live in Duxbury? Are you interested in helping to craft a vision for the community’s future? Join us for the start of the Envision Duxbury project, kicking off this summer!

Envision Duxbury is a comprehensive master plan being developed to guide the future growth and economic development of the town, using goals and ideas generated by local community members.

The Duxbury Planning Board, Planning Director, and a group of dedicated group of local “Master Plan Ambassadors” are working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston to create this plan over the next few months. MAPC is the regional planning agency covering Duxbury and 100 other cities and towns across Greater Boston.

During the course of the Envision Duxbury process, residents of all ages, business owners, elected and appointed representatives, and others in town will be invited to weigh in on important issues facing Duxbury, including housing, culture, open space, recreation, sustainability, development, transportation, infrastructure, and zoning. There will be many ways to participate, including online, in person, via text message, and through a web-based survey that is available now at (or on paper in the planning office at town hall).

The town and MAPC will synthesize this community input and use it to develop a set of draft goals, strategies and actions, along with steps for implementing each one. After those elements are compiled, the full master plan draft with action items will be released for public comment. Once approved, Envision Duxbury will serve as the guiding planning document for the Town of Duxbury over the next 10 years. The project is slated to be complete in summer 2019.

Looking to get involved? Check out our Instagram page to find events that Master Plan Ambassadors are attending across town this summer and fall. Use the hashtag #EnvisionDuxbury when you upload photos of Duxbury on Instagram! You can also text “I love Duxbury” to 339-209-0385 and tell us what you love, or what could improve, about Duxbury.

For more information about the project, visit, or contact Duxbury Planning Director Valerie Massard at and 781-934-1100 x5475 or MAPC project manager Amanda Chisholm at and 617-933-0736.