Saugus United 2035
Connecting our past · Defining our future
About the Project
Welcome to Saugus United 2035, the Town’s long-range master plan! A master plan is comprehensive, covering almost all aspects of life in Saugus. It talks about where we are as a community, where we want to go, and how we’re going to get there. With your help, over the next year and a half we’ll help define a vision, goals, and recommendations to guide Saugus over the next 15 years. Saugus and MAPC are working together, with your guidance, to create the plan.
The town's current master plan is decades old. An update will help the Town manage future growth and development. When completed, the Master Plan will also aid the Town in protecting environmental resources, setting priorities for developing and maintaining infrastructure and public facilities, creating a framework for future policy decisions, promoting open democratic planning, and providing guidance to land owners, developers, and permitting authorities. The $150,000 project is being funded by the Town.
Town Meeting members supported and approved a two-year moratorium on the construction of multi-family dwellings of three or more units to allow the Town to analyze the impact on the Town, which will be addressed through the Master Plan. The two-year temporary moratorium is intended to provide the Town with time to conduct an analysis and comprehensive study to determine the impact of construction on police, fire, and emergency public safety, the school district, the water, sewer, and roadway infrastructure and the safety of the general public.
Saugus United 2035 will be made up of three main sections: a Baseline Report, a Road Map, and an Action Plan.