Presentation on theme: "Mid-Year Review 2010 Master Plan Update Lisa Schwarz, Senior Planner Andover, Massachusetts Good planning helps create communities of lasting value. Creating."— Presentation transcript:
Mid-Year Review 2010 Master Plan Update Lisa Schwarz, Senior Planner Andover, Massachusetts Good planning helps create communities of lasting value. Creating such communities takes effort, vision, and dedication.
What is a Master Plan? blueprint for the future long range view (10-20 years) guide for future decision making summary of local action Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010 Where are we now? What do we want? How do we get there?
Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010 What are the benefits of a Master Plan? Benefits: Focus on the Towns Vision Articulates how to reach the Vision Provides facts on existing conditions and trends Provides information to prioritize projects Enables Boards to make more informed decisions Provides a roadmap into the future
Overview Last major overhaul Sections Required by MGL Ch 41 S 81-D: Goals & Objectives Land Use Housing Economic Development Natural & Cultural Resources Open Space Facilities & Services Transportation Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010
1992 – Present Many of the Goals have been achieved! Goals and Objectives: Undertake a complete re-codification and revision of the Andover Zoning By-law to provide more clarity and definition in the regulations and to strengthen controls necessary for managing future growth. Establish a Housing Trust Fund to assist with the development of lower cost housing for different income levels. Encourage the establishment of a local or region-wide Farmers Market. Link open space areas by means of trails to establish a Town-wide trail system. Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010
2004 – Vision 21 Committee created a Vision 2008 – Town conducted a Citizen Survey 2010 – US Census & Citizens, Boards, and Staff updated the Goals and Objectives for Andover Complete the Andover Master Plan Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010
Planning Process (Complete) Public Meetings 20 Year Vision Statement Citizen Survey Compile Data Goals and Objectives Planning Process (Next Steps) Finalize Data (2010 Census) Refine Goals and Objectives Create Action Steps Indicators for Success Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review
Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010 What will be new to the Master Plan? Public Health Sustainability Indicators and Targets More visual with images and maps, less text!
Who should use the Master Plan? Decision Makers! Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Finance Committee All other Town Appointed Officials Residents and Town Meeting attendees Town Staff Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010 It is important to keep the Vision in the forefront of decision making.
Next Steps Finalize the Goals and Objectives Incorporate latest Census Data Create Implementation and Targets Adoption and Publication For updated information: Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010