Make your voice heard at upcoming master plan workshop
Make your voice heard about the future of Dartmouth at an upcoming master plan workshop.
The workshop will be held on January 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Dartmouth Town Hall. It is the third of six workshops being organized by the Town of Dartmouth and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) to solicit input from the community on the town’s under-development master plan.
The focus of the meeting will be on open space, recreation, and natural and cultural resources. Attendees will be able to complete a "mapper exercise” by identifying areas, issues, and opportunities for improved recreation and open space in town.
Ideas will be incorporated into the town’s master plan. It will serve as a guiding document to assess where the town is now, how it got here, and where to go from here. A new master plan is produced each decade.
Under state law, the town’s master plan must include nine components: goals and policies, land use, housing, economic development, natural and cultural resources, open space and recreation, services and facilities, circulation (transportation infrastructure), and an implementation section outlining specific policy changes and timelines. Dartmouth’s master plan will include a tenth component addressing climate change.
At the first public meeting on the master plan, residents weighed in on issues important to them and what they see should be a focus moving forward. Ideas presented at that meeting ranged from climate change resilience to protecting natural resources. A second meeting late last year focused on land use, housing, and economic development.
For more information about the master plan, and to read results from prior meetings, visit srpedd.org/Dartmouth-Master-Plan.