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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harvard + (?) Devens
Harvard, Mass., October 13, 2015
The Town of Harvard’s Master Plan Steering Committee invites the public to a presentation on the relevance of Devens to the Town of Harvard. The presentation will describe items recommended for inclusion in Harvard’s new Master Plan, as developed by the Committee and the consulting firm Burns & McDonnell. Harvard + (?) Devens will take place on Thursday, November 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Volunteers’ Hall in the Harvard Public Library, at 4 Pond Road in Harvard.
The presentation is open to the public. Admission is free.
Join the Committee and the Planning Board for a presentation that assesses risks and benefits important to the Harvard Master Plan and vital to the question of whether Harvard should resume jurisdiction of its historic lands at Devens. The presentation will explore the economic, conservation and open space, and cultural and historic aspects of both “status quo” and “reunification” scenarios. A Q&A session will follow.
Panelists will include
- Mark Kasinskas, Senior Environmental Scientist, Burns &McDonnell
- Victor Normand, Chairman, Devens Economic Analysis Team
- Bill Scanlan, Town Planner
The event offers Harvard and Devens residents a chance to preview and probe into the opportunities, costs, and contingencies associated with the futures – whether joined or separate – of these two communities.
About the Planning Board and the Master Plan Steering Committee:
Under Massachusetts General Law, the Planning Board is charged with preparing, extending, and perfecting Harvard’s master plan. To support the master planning process, the Planning Board has charged the Master Plan Steering Committee – a working organization with representation from other town committees – with the process’s day-to-day management and administration.
About Burns & McDonnell:
Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, with New England offices in Wallingford, Connecticut. The firm offers the multidisciplinary experience of more than 5,000 project managers, engineers, detailers, construction managers, procurement, project controls, site superintendents, inspectors, safety and stakeholder management personnel.
For further information, please contact:
Didi Chadran, Master Plan Steering Committee, Town of Harvard
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.