The town of Mattapoisett’s Planning Board is pleased to announce the launch of the Mattapoisett Master Plan Project. Master plans provide guidance for public policy and decision-making in a variety of areas, including land use, economic development, housing, services and facilities, and natural resources. They are also an opportunity for community members to discuss priorities, to reach consensus on goals, and to identify strategies to achieve those goals.
The Planning Board intends to create this long-range municipal planning document in a public, collaborative way over approximately 24 months. To do so, the town is working with Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD). SRPEDD is a regional planning agency that has recently worked with several nearby towns to complete master plans. Today, the project team officially launched the Master Plan Project webpage – www.srpedd.org/mattapoisett-master-plan. Given the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the webpage is a particularly important way for the public to stay up-to-date and to influence the master plan by providing your input online. If public health data permits, the master plan will also include several in-person workshops, open houses, and events.
The Planning Board and SRPEDD encourage members of the public to visit the webpage, sign up for updates, and reach out with any questions or comments. Your input – combined with current, accurate data – are the key ingredients for the master plan.
For more information, please contact Mary Crain, Planning Board Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.758.4100 ext. 215, or Grant King at email@example.com.