Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen invite you to a Master Plan Virtual Forum on Housing, Open Space, and Climate Resiliency, and Clean Energy for Saugus United 2035
Residents and Saugus Officials are invited to participate in crafting the direction for Saugus’ future and Master Plan Process
(Saugus, MA) June 8, 2021 – Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree, the Board of Selectmen, and the Saugus Planning and Economic Development Department announce the Town of Saugus is continuing the process and taking the next big step toward updating the Town’s Master Plan.
On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5 PM the Town’s project consultant, the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC), will be assisting the Town in conducting an online “Housing, Open Space, and Climate Resiliency, and Clean Energy” to be held in the Zoom format. This Forum will contain presentations on these three Master Plan elements, followed by breakout sessions to facilitate discussion and input.
Housing, Open Space, and Climate Resiliency, and Clean Energy Forum:
Join the meeting by following this link: https://zoom.us/j/95494441075?pwd=UU1iNlhhOHp3UkZOZmMzLzljN0Mydz09
Meeting ID: 954 9444 1075 / Passcode: 967228
The Master Plan was last completed in 1988 and updating the plan is a major priority for the Board of Selectmen. The town-wide plan could include goals and policies for what stakeholders want to see happen with land use, housing, economic development, natural/cultural resources, open space, recreation and transportation, Town Manager Scott Crabtree said.
Town Meeting members approved the allocation of $150,000 to update the Plan after Mr. Crabtree drafted the article for the special Town Meeting warrant. He stressed the importance of the town pursuing smart growth in order to sustain a full-service community and balance the impact of development, while considering strategies to manage future growth in development, protect environmental resources, set priorities for developing/maintaining infrastructure, create a framework for future policy decisions, and provide guidance to land owners and developers as well as permitting authorities.
The Forum will continue the process of updating the Master Plan, with other forms of public participation to follow. Crabtree said it’s critical to get feedback from different stakeholders in crafting the town-wide plan, which will include whatever the Planning Board and community wants to see in it.
The Town is excited to hear from residents about their housing, open space, and climate resiliency, and clean energy input and ideas for Saugus. This latest Forum will provide ample opportunity to provide that input and learn about the project.
Questions about the event can be directed to Scott Crabtree, Town Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Reilly, Director of Planning and Community Development (email@example.com). Additional information can be found at www.mapc.org/resource-library/saugus-united/.