Updating Harvard’s Master Plan
Devens and its Impact on Harvard
The Harvard Master Plan Steering Committee invites you to participate in a Conversation on Devens. What is the current status of Devens? What does jurisdiction entail? How does Devens currently impact the Town? How would jurisdiction of Devens change Harvard? Its tax base? The C-District? Housing options? Traffic patterns and transportation? Its sense of community? Please join us in a Meeting-style conversation on these topics.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 to 12:00
The Center on the Common
Doors open at 8:30am
Coffee and Refreshments by the Harvard General Store
Working Papers Completed
Working papers focus on land use “elements” defined by the Commonwealth in Chapter 41:
- vision and goals
- land use
- economic development
- natural resources
- open space and recreation
- services and facilities
Public participation plays an important role in the process, as the law requires an “interactive public process” to determine the goals and policies. Master plans are generally implemented through a town’s land use regulatory powers such as zoning.
Next step is for RKG to write draft chapters based on the content of the working papers and the findings from Phase I, which describe the town’s Mission and Goals for this Master Plan.
- Date Devens Impacts with MPSC and RKG Consultatns
- Date Devens community Forum
- Date MPSC/RKG/Planning Board Review
- Date Community Workshop: Review of Master Plan Findings
- Date Public Hearing to Accept Master Plan
Getting around on this website…
This website is designed to keep residents up to date on the progress of the master planning process. Navigational tools (buttons that help you get to a topic you want to find out about) are at the top of the page in the dark blue panel. You can find information on the Master Plan “elements” that the Commonwealth wants us to provide on the first line; you can find information on topics the town focused on in Phase I of the process on the second line; you can find reference information on the third line.
The mission of the Master Plan Steering Committee (MPSC) is to engage the Town boards and committees and Harvard residents to analyze current trends and conditions, develop a practical vision and future goals in order to set policy over the next decade, and create a task-oriented implementation plan, as defined by MGL Chapter 41, Section 81D, that will be useful over the life of the Plan.