Town Holding Meeting to Discuss Ways to Preserve Neighborhoods

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Watertown residents are invited to attend “Preserving Our Neighborhoods: A Community Forum Tools Available to Preserve Neighborhood Character” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Ave. 

The forum will include a panel discussion, a slide presentation, Q&A time and next steps. The event is sponsored by the Town of Watertown and the Neighborhood Advocacy Group.

The town sent out the following announcement:

Our Comprehensive Plan identified preservation of the architectural heritage, character and fabric our residential neighborhoods as an important focus for Watertown’s longterm vision.

In this Forum we will talk about key issues facing our neighborhoods, elements that contribute to neighborhood character, and tools available to manage residential growth and change, including: residential design guidelines, architectural preservation districts, ordinances, and zoning.

Please join us as we explore answers to these and other important questions:

  • What are some of the key issues facing Watertown’s residential neighborhoods?
  • What did David Gamble’s listening sessions tell us about qualities we value in our neighborhoods and some elements that contribute to neighborhood character?
  • What tools are available to help preserve neighborhood character?
  • What tools does Watertown currently have in place?

The forum will complement and expand upon the October “Community Listening Sessions.”

Speakers include: Steve Magoon and Andrea Adams, Department of Community Development and Planning; Tia Tilson, Citizens Advocacy Group and Hovey Street Resident; David Gamble, Principle, Gamble Associates; and Chris Skelly, Director of Local Government Programs, Mass Historical Commisson.

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