North Reading Master Plan 2018-2028
About the Project
The Town of North Reading is creating a Master Plan for the next ten years in order to shape how certain parts of the Town will grow, be improved and/or preserved. As part of the master planning process, the Town and its consultant (MAPC) will be conducting public workshops in the fall.
Why Master Plan?
√ IDENTIFY preservation, enhancement, and growth areas
√ LEAVE A LEGACY for the next generation
√ INFORM DECISIONS on policies, by-laws, and zoning
√ PROVIDE mutual CERTAINTY for residents and businesses
√ PROVIDE CONTEXT for town decisions
Second and Final Advisory Group Working Session
Thursday, Sept. 13 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
First Community Workshop/Forum
Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Flint Memorial Library - Activity Room | 147 Park Street (UPDATED VENUE)
Second and Final Community Workshop/Forum
Tuesday, Oct. 30 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | North Reading High School - Distance Learning Lab | 189 Park Street (UPDATED VENUE)
|First Advisory Group working session|
|Online Community Survey|
|Second and Final Advisory Group Working session
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
First Public Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street (UPDATED VENUE)
|Second Public Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Distance Learning Lab, North Reading High School, 189 Park Street, North Reading, MA
|Drafting Master Plan document|
|Draft plan circulation - two-week comment period for Town Planner, Advisory Group, and Planning Board members before online posting for general public 3-4 week comment period|
|Public online comment period|
|Planning Board presentation|
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency for greater Boston and is committed to smart growth and equity for all. MAPC is assisting the Town of North Reading in creating a master plan to serve as its decision-making guide for land use, development, and preservation over the ten year period ending in 2028. The master plan will build upon nine pertinent, recently-completed planning studies in order to propose a multi-pronged short-term and mid-term strategy for the Town achieving its own community development goals. The master plan will recommend implementation actions to help the Town invest in and work toward its own goals to influence its own future.
First Advisory Group Meeting
Draft Materials for First Public Workshop