A draft of the master planning document that will influence the way Watertown will be built up (or not) has been created and town officials seek input from residents.
The document is a long one, with 220 pages and hundreds of recommendations. The plan has sections on land use, transportation/circulation/parking, housing, economic development, open space/recreation, natural resources, historical/cultural resources, public services/facilities, energy and implementation of the plan.
Work started more than a year ago on the document, and the consultants – Vanasse Hangen Brustlin – held public forums to get input on what kind of Watertown people want to see in the future.
The Town Council’s Economic Development and Planning Subcommittee recently discussed how to get input and a schedule for approving the plan. Councilors hope to have it completed by the fall of 2014. (click here to see details).
The plan is now posted on the Town of Watertown website, and comments can be sent to the Community Development and Planning Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To see the whole plan on the Watertown Town Website click here: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/