Northfield to hold master plan hearing on Wednesday
NORTHFIELD — What are the town’s community goals, and how can they become reality?
The Master Plan Roundtable is holding a public forum Wednesday night to discuss goals for the town and how to reach them.
The forum begins at 7 at the Northfield Elementary School.
The 78-page draft “implementation plan” will soon be available on the town’s website. It includes eight primary goals and objectives; an inventory of existing conditions; a vision of Northfield, as defined by residents at past forums; and a summary of public input around the goals of economic development and preserving Main Street.
According to Planning Board and Master Plan Roundtable Chairman Richard Fitzgerald, the program will include a short presentation of the goals and discussions about how to reach them.
“This will help us write up what we will use as a final draft, that will go into the master plan document that will be presented at annual town meeting this spring,” said Fitzgerald.
The eight goals and objectives are:
∎ Preservation of open space and natural resources.
∎ Promotion opportunities for recreation and community gathering.
∎ Townwide economic development.
∎ Preservation and revitalization Main Street.
∎ Maintaining and improvement of public facilities public services and communication.
∎ Expansion of housing opportunities and support for neighborhoods.
∎ Expanding transportation, pedestrian and bike access.
∎ Promotion of the town’s history and culture.