Scituate Harbor Sustainability and Resiliency Master Plan

Scituate Harbor

Sustainability & Resiliency Master Plan

Updates

Upcoming Events

Planners on the Street
Friday, December 6 at 4 p.m.
During the Scituate Holiday Stroll

Questions? Contact:

Josh Fiala, Principal Planner
jfiala@mapc.org
617-933-0760

What We Learned at the First Community Meeting

As part of the Scituate Harbor Resiliency Master Plan, MAPC hosted a Community Forum on October 29 to engage in initial discussions about the study, issues, opportunities, and potential solutions for coastal resilience in the district. About 50 attendees participated.

About the Project

The Town of Scituate is developing a Scituate Harbor Sustainability and Resiliency Master Plan to inform zoning amendments and design guidelines to guide future growth, conservation and infrastructure enhancements over the next 25 years.

The overall goal of the project is to create a short-term and long-term village district conceptual master plan for sustainability and resiliency in Scituate Harbor. The project will illustrate desired land use characteristics, building patterns and design, public realm elements (including streetscape and open spaces), and green infrastructure improvements. The Master Plan will be phased over the next 25 years, providing flexibility and balancing the economic and resiliency goals of the community. This plan will be developed through a public process engaging the community’s residents, business owners, property owners, and leadership and will be built upon research, analysis, and community involvement. The Scituate Harbor Master Plan will enhance this coastal business district through guidance that will:

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Provide immediate actions to mitigate the impact of climate change:
Provide an implementation plan for coordinated and immediate actions that can be undertaken by the Town and others to reduce risks and impacts for the district

Man imaging parks, housing, businesses

Lay out long-term strategies for the district:
Provide strategies for longer term investments in infrastructure and property that will allow the district to thrive in the coming decades

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Encourage economic development:
Provide recommendations to enhance economic development, retail activity, and arts and cultural vitality to enhance livability while integrating resiliency

Multimodal transportation options: bikes, buses, car, pedestrian

Enhance transportation infrastructure:
Provide recommendations for the improvement of the everyday functionality and resilience of multi-modal circulation, walkability, and parking to enhance district access

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Beautify the area:
Provide recommendations for the beautification and enhanced resilience of coastal parks, streets, streetscape, and other public realm or infrastructure systems

Project Timeline

May - July 2019: Review existing conditions, plans, and policies; July - October 2019: resiliency assessment and action plan; October 2019 - March 2020: Vision plans/zoning amendments; April - June 2020: Implementation plan

Community Engagement Timeline

August 2019

August 2019

Focus Groups

October 2019

October 2019

Community Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 29
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December 2019

December 2019

Community Open House

March 2020

March 2020

Community Open House

May 2020

May 2020

Community Meeting and Board/Committee Presentations

June 2020

 

June 2020

Community Meeting and Board/Committee Presentations

Community Open House

Task Force Meetings


Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Monday, Nov. 25

December

February

March

April

May

June

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Upcoming Events

Planners on the Street
Friday, December 6 at 4 p.m.
During the Scituate Holiday Stroll

Past Events

Task Force Meeting

Monday, November 25
6 p.m. Scituate Library

Community Forum

Tuesday, October 29

Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, September 24
6 p.m. Scituate Library

Focus Groups

Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21

We held 90 minute meetings with six focus groups:

  • Front Street (non-water-based) businesses
  • Cultural institutions, committees, and organizations
  • Water-based businesses
  • Municipal staff
  • Property owners
  • Residents

Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, June 18
6 p.m. Scituate Library