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Sole of Rockland at Rockland Day!

On Saturday, June 16th, MAPC staff attended Rockland Day to help raise money and support for the town’s creative placemaking project, Sole of Rockland. Sole of Rockland is a fully developed, interactive creative placemaking concept and demonstration that will strengthen and support the REiMAGINE ROCKLAND downtown revitalization effort. MAPC engaged Rockland Day attendees through a […]

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Norwood’s Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan to be Presented at March 12 Public Meeting

Meeting to present the 2018 update of Norwood’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and solicit public comments Who: Norwood residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural hazards. What: At the Norwood Planning Board meeting on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m., a presentation […]

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Help Envision Future Development Near Rockport Commuter Rail

Plan will help achieve goals for future mixed-use development 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 […]

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Successful Community Engagement Event at Everett’s Village Fest

This past Saturday, September 23rd, the MAPC team held a very successful community participation exercise for the update to Everett’s open space and recreation plan! The City of Everett held its 3rd annual Village Fest at the Night Shift Brewery, and the MAPC team used the opportunity to ask attendees their opinions on how to […]

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Planning 101 Blog: Newton’s Community Solar Share Initiative

Typically, low income households pay a higher percentage of income for electricity than those in other income tax brackets, and can’t afford the upfront costs of buying and installing cost-saving solar panels.

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The Battle Road Scenic Byway: Road to Revolutions

Battle Road Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan (16MB) Project Overview One Road, Many Revolutions! The American Revolution started here. World-renowned classic literature was written here. The environmental movement was seeded here. Innovations in aerospace and electronics technology were developed here. The Battle Road follows the approximate path of the British regulars during the battles that marked […]

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Salem Point Neighborhood Vision and Action Plan

Background The Point neighborhood in the City of Salem includes nearly 144 acres and 4,100 people, and is located just south of the downtown and wharf areas. The Point is distinguished from surrounding neighborhoods by its geography, density, high proportion of multi-family housing and masonry apartment blocks, and a high concentration of recent immigrants. Neighborhood resources […]

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Boroughs Trail Feasibility Study

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North Shore Regional Planning Project

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Weymouth Landing

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