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  1. Master Vision Plan Sustainable Village Center Planning: Town of Bolton, Massachusetts Landscape Planning Studio II: LA 609/RP609under the instruction of Robert L. Ryan, Associate Professor Rick Taupier, Adjunct Professor Evan Aird, Lianying Bao, Shemariah Blum-Evitts, Mike Cote, Tara Germond, Haidee Janak, Ryan Lundergan, Todd Lynch, David Maynes, Matt Medeiros, Laura Shaffer, Jennifer Siciliano, Gabrielle Whitcombe, and Erin Wilson Bolton Village Center Vision Plan Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  2. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  3. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  4. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  5. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  6. Scope • To create a vision for a sustainable village center in Bolton. • Objectives: • Assess existing resources • Establish boundaries for a village center • Develop design and policy proposals for town Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  7. Introduction to Bolton Master Vision Plan • Located in Worcester County in central Massachusetts • Situated in the 495 MetroWest corridor region • (Source: MetroWest Ecocomic Research Center, 2007) Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  8. Introduction to Bolton Master Vision Plan • Located in Worcester County in central Massachusetts • Situated in the 495 MetroWest corridor region • (Source: MetroWest Ecocomic Research Center, 2007) Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  9. Introduction to Bolton Master Vision Plan • Background • Early American architecture • Orchards, farms, forest open space • Little commercial activity • Heavy traffic • Explosive population growth • Community goals: • - Protect water resources, natural features & habitat • - Conserve open space areas for public use • - Preserve and encourage agriculture • - Preserve historic character • - Create a diversity of housing options Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  10. Elements of a Village Center • Distinctive sense of place • Variety of housing options • Convenience • Community gathering • Balances public and private space • Preserves open space • Creates multi-function destinations (Mixed Use) Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  11. Village Center: Two Case Studies • Concord, MA and Dennisport, MA • Focus on the process and strategies • Created village center bylaws • Active public participation • Goals and constraints similar to Bolton Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  12. Midterm Summary • Studied four areas specified by the Masterplan • Narrowed areas to one most likely village center • Created boundaries for overlay district Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  13. Midterm Summary • Studied four areas specified by the Masterplan • Narrowed areas to one most likely village center • Created boundaries for overlay district Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  14. Midterm Summary • Studied four areas specified by the Masterplan • Narrowed areas to one most likely village center • Created boundaries for overlay district Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  15. Midterm Summary • Studied four areas specified by the Masterplan • Narrowed areas to one most likely village center • Created boundaries for overlay district Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  16. Public Participation • Multiple types of participation: • Visual Survey • Online Survey • Community Charrette-Mental Mapping • Initial Design Presentation • Business Interviews Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  17. Public Participation – Group Composite of Village Areas Town Hall Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  18. Public Participation – Group Composite of Village Areas Town Hall • Smith Property Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  19. Public Participation – Group Composite of Village Areas Town Hall • Smith Property • Senior Housing Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  20. Public Participation – Group Composite of Village Areas Town Hall • Smith Property • Country Cupboard • Senior Housing Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  21. High-Scoring Images

  22. Public Participation – Online Survey • Would you like to see the creation of a village district? • 81.4% Yes • If yes where should the village district be located? • 65.4 % indicated the intersection of 117 & Wattaquadock Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  23. Public Participation – Online Survey • How would you rate these features in a village center? • High rated: • Aesthetically pleasing buildings • Parks and open space • Walkability • Shopping/Dining Opportunities • Farmers Market • Social Gathering Spaces • Environmentally friendly infrastructure Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  24. Public Participation – Online Survey • Newer residents and those with children were concerned with: • - Safety & Services • Those who had lived in town longer were interested in:- Town character, landscaping, cleanliness, signage Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  25. Public Participation – Business Interviews • Broad support for village center • Business interests parallel to those in citizen survey • Constraints identified by businesses: • Zoning is not business-friendly • Parking & Traffic on 117 • Water and septic infrastructure issues Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  26. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  27. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering • Infill Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  28. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering • Infill • Walkability Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  29. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering • Infill • Walkability • Affordable Housing Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  30. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering • Infill • Walkability • Affordable Housing • Local Economy Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  31. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering • Infill • Walkability • Affordable Housing • Local Economy • Green Infrastructure Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  32. Sustainability Concept for Bolton’s Center • Community Gathering • Infill • Walkability • Affordable Housing • Local Economy • Green Infrastructure Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  33. Environmental Assets and Limitations • Extensive Wetlands • Hills and Steep Slopes • Protected Open Spaces • Active Agricultural Lands • Wildlife Habitat Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  34. Existing Zoning Setbacks • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  35. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  36. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  37. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  38. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  39. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  40. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  41. Village Center Vision • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  42. Village Center Visualizations • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  43. Village Center Visualizations • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  44. Village Center Visualizations Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  45. Village Center Visualizations Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  46. Village Center Visualizations Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  47. Village Center Visualizations Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  48. Village Center Visualizations • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan

  49. Village Center Visualizations • Rt. 117 • I-495 • Wattoquadoc Rd. Bolton Village Center Vision Plan