South Acton Vision & Action Plan

South Acton Vision & Action Plan

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Latest Updates

On January 23, 2024, the Planning Division presented the final recommendations for the South Acton Vision and Action Plan. Community members asked questions and provided final feedback on the proposed plan.  

January 23 Webinar: Vision and Action Plan Recommendations 

About the Project

The South Acton Vision & Action Plan is an effort to establish a community vision for South Acton Village and make zoning and design recommendations that can best achieve the vision. Led by the Town of Acton and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), this work continues the establishment of key center plans as recommended in the Acton 2020 Master Plan.

This project coincides with new regulations from the State of Massachusetts (Section 3A of the Zoning Act) about how communities with MBTA stations zone for multifamily housing. As such, the South Acton Vision & Action Plan will also look at how Acton could comply with the regulations within the context of the community’s vision.

This project is funded through the Commonwealth’s Community One Stop for Growth and MAPC’s District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA).


Janet Adachi                 Adam Nolde
Fran Arsenault             Franny Osman
David Hohn                  Catherine Usoff
Bob Van Meter            John Cappetta

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Project Contacts


Summer 2022
Project start-up

Fall 2022 to Winter 2023
Community visioning process and existing conditions analysis

Spring 2023
Assessment of compliance with Section 3A

Summer 2023
Outreach related to Section 3A and draft compliance concept

Fall 2023
Public input to review Acton’s refined proposal for Section 3A compliance and recommendations for South Acton Village

Winter 2023
Vision plan released and zoning adoption by Select & Planning Boards

Spring 2024
Zoning adoption at Town Meeting

Photos from the October 2023 open house workshop.

Next Steps

Crafting zoning, design, and infrastructure recommendations for South Acton Village

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