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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. Master Plan Update Mid-Year Review 2010. What is a Master Plan?.

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mid year review 2010 master plan update lisa schwarz senior planner

Mid-Year Review 2010Master Plan UpdateLisa 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

Master Plan UpdateMid-Year Review 2010

What is a Master Plan?
  • blueprint for the future
  • long range view (10-20 years)
  • guide for future decision making
  • summary of local action
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Master Plan UpdateMid-Year Review 2010

What are the benefits of a Master Plan?

  • Benefits:
  • Focus on the Town’s 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
Overview

Master Plan UpdateMid-Year Review 2010

Last major overhaul - 1992

Sections Required by MGL Ch 41 S 81-D:

Goals & Objectives

Land Use

Housing

Economic Development

Natural & Cultural Resources

Open Space

Facilities & Services

Transportation

1992

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Master Plan UpdateMid-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.
  • Linkopen space areas by means of trails to establish a Town-wide trail system.
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Master Plan UpdateMid-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

2011 - Complete the Andover Master Plan

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Master Plan UpdateMid-Year Review 2010

Planning Process (Complete)

Planning Process (Next Steps)

Finalize Data (2010 Census)

Refine Goals and Objectives

Create Action Steps

Indicators for Success

  • Public Meetings
  • 20 Year Vision Statement
  • Citizen Survey
  • Compile Data
  • Goals and Objectives

2004 2008 2010 2011

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Master Plan UpdateMid-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!
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Master Plan UpdateMid-Year Review 2010

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

It is important to keep the Vision in the forefront of decision making.

next steps

Master Plan UpdateMid-Year Review 2010

Next Steps
  • Finalize the Goals and Objectives
  • Incorporate latest Census Data
  • Create Implementation and Targets
  • Adoption and Publication

For updated information: www.andoverma.gov/planning