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Medway Master Plan Project Invites You to Share Your Perspective

The Medway Master Plan will be a 10-year vision and road map for Medway’s future. The Plan will be the foundational policy document for the Town, guiding local decisions about future growth, preservation, and change. 
There will be many opportunities for community members to help shape the Master Plan and we hope you will share your ideas along the way.
Join the Medway Master Plan Committee on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. for its first community-wide forum to learn about the project and share your perspective. This online event is free and open to the public. 
During the forum, the Town’s project consultants from JM Goldson will provide an overview of the project and lead participants through interactive activities so you can share your insights about Medway.
• What makes Medway special? 
• What makes community members proud to be part of this community?
• What are the community’s greatest opportunities? 
• What are the greatest challenges? 
One of the statutory responsibilities of a Massachusetts municipal planning board is to establish the community’s master plan.  In 1999 and again in 2009, the Planning and Economic Development Board adopted a master plan; those plans were subsequently affirmed by Town Meeting.  The plans have been used over the past 20 years to guide the Town’s planning and zoning initiatives.
Updating a local master plan is an essential way to understand forces that are shaping the built and natural environment, envision a desired future for a community, and identify priorities and develop specific strategies for implementation.
The project begins with an examination of existing conditions to identify issues and opportunities for seven primary elements: 1) land use; 2) open space and recreation; 3) natural resources; 4) housing; 5) economic development; 6) cultural and historical resources; 7) municipal services and facilities; and 8) transportation.
The Town will also consider community environmental and fiscal sustainability and resilience in the master plan. The Master Plan will integrate and build upon the Town's recent planning work to establish a meaningful vision and develop strategies that are realistic and fiscally responsible.
The process of developing a master plan allows the community to understand the forces shaping the town’s built environment, identify desired futures for the community, and select effective strategies to achieve the community’s vision and goals. 
To this end, the Planning and Economic Development Board has established a Master Plan Committee (MPC). It includes representatives of various Town boards and committees, local organizations, and citizens at large. Committee members have been appointed for a two-year term.  For more information about the Town’s MPC:  
To register for the interactive Zoom forum, visit To learn more about the project, visit