SRPEDD Bulletin | February 2024
Route 28 Corridor Study Survey is Live
SRPEDD is partnering with the towns of Middleborough, Rochester, and Wareham to identify transportation and land use improvements on Route 28 from Cushman Street to Charlotte Furnace Road.
Public feedback is essential to this study. Community members are encouraged to provide feedback about current transportation issues on this roadway, preferences for future development, and changes you would like to see to make the corridor safer and more enjoyable to use.
Take our survey by visiting: arcg.is/1nDX0r
Stay tuned for more opportunities to participate in this study, including a community workshop this spring!
SRPEDD Bulletin | December 2023
Slade’s Ferry Neighborhood Plan Public Kick-Off
Revitalizing Somerset’s Slade’s Ferry: Your Voice Matters!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30th, 2023
Contact: Maria Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SOMERSET, MA – The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is thrilled to announce a transformative initiative to breathe new life into Somerset’s historic Slade’s Ferry neighborhood. In collaboration with the Somerset Economic Development Committee, SRPEDD invites residents to join the conversation and shape the future at the first Slade’s Ferry Neighborhood Plan Open House from 6 PM to 8 PM on Thursday, December 7th at the Somerset Town Library.
Discover the Past, Shape the Future:
The re-routing of Route 6 left Slade’s Ferry as an area poised for a vibrant transformation. Despite past efforts, the full potential of this area remains untapped. SRPEDD, your regional planning ally, is here to engage the community in updating zoning by-laws and crafting tailored design guidelines to jumpstart economic and community development.
Why Your Presence Matters:
We believe in the power of community input. You are the heartbeat of Somerset, and your insights will shape the vision for Slade’s Ferry. Join us at in the Cucinotta Room at the Town Library:
- Engage: Speak directly with the project team and the Somerset Economic Development Committee.
- Explore: Delve into the past and ongoing planning for the Slade’s Ferry Crossing Overlay District.
- Envision: View maps and drone photos illustrating the current state of the area.
- Discuss: Share your ideas, questions, and concerns one-on-one with planners and Town staff.
There is no formal presentation and residents can feel free to drop in and out at their leisure.
Be a Part of Somerset’s Future:
Together, we can create a vibrant neighborhood, make infrastructure improvements, boost tax revenues, and expand local businesses. Join us at the workshops to be a driving force in shaping Somerset’s destiny. We extend an enthusiastic invitation to all residents to attend the December 7th Open House. Let’s work together to make Slade’s Ferry a hub of community life, economic vitality, and natural beauty.
Can’t Make It? Stay Connected!
Visit srpedd.org/slades-ferry to sign up for updates and follow the Somerset Economic Development Committee on Facebook for real-time project updates and upcoming events or reach the project team directly via email:
- Phillip Hu (email@example.com)
- Lizeth Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Robert Cabral (email@example.com)
The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is the regional planning agency for 27 towns across southeast Massachusetts. Established in 1968, SRPEDD assists communities in planning for the region’s land use, transportation, economy, and environment.
Freetown Master Plan: Survey and Open House
Thank you to all who joined our first public open house! If you missed it make sure to visit the ‘Workshop’ to view our presentation materials. Stay tuned for upcoming engagement opportunities! View all open house materials on the project page at srpedd.org/freetown-master-plan
Please participate in our comprehensive master plan survey at the following link: surveymonkey.com/r/Freetown-MP-Survey
Norton Housing Production Plan Survey Released
SRPEDD is happy to partner with Norton to create the Town’s Housing Production Plan. Community input is crucial to the development of this plan, and Norton residents are encouraged to provide feedback on existing housing conditions in town and how the public can work on addressing issues to create a livable and prosperous Norton.
Please visit the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/norton-housing-survey
For more information on Housing Production Plans, please visit: https://srpedd.org/housing-production-plans
SRPEDD 2023 Annual Report
March 2023 MBTA Communities Update
The Attorney General issued an advisory on March 15th, 2023 clarifying municipalities’ obligations and enforcement under the MBTA Communities Zoning Law (Section 3A of M.G.L. c.40A).
Technical Assistance Opportunities
SRPEDD is committed to pursuing funding and technical assistance for its member communities which are subject to Section 3A. SRPEDD has secured funding for a number of communities through a variety of sources, including MHP’s 3A-TA Program, Community One Stop, and DLTA. We have collaborated with a number of member communities to secure funding awards and/or technical assistance, including:
- North Attleborough
Community One Stop for Growth FY24 applications will open in May 2023 and close on June 2nd, 2023. One Stop includes three DHCD grant programs (Housing Choice Initiative, Community Planning Grant, and Rural and Small Town Development Fund) that will fund Section 3A compliance activities. If you have any questions about Community One Stop, please reach out to Lizeth Gonzalez.
Questions and Outreach
If you have any questions about the AG’s advisory, technical assistance opportunities, or Section 3A generally, please do not hesitate to reach out to SRPEDD staff members Robert Cabral or Taylor Perez.
SRPEDD creates a quarterly newsletter (February, June, August, and November) to keep our municipalities and residents up-to-date and informed on our latest efforts and accomplishments. Articles include grant opportunities and awards, assistance being provided and projects being advanced for our cities and towns, as well as work being completed within our planning programs and with our local, state and federal partners. To join the mailing list for the newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page and insert your email into the space provided, and check “SRPEDD Newsletter” just below.
The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (“SRPEDD”), pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7 § 22B and M.G.L. 30B, is seeking proposals from a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) to help carry out task within SRPEDD’s Brownfield Assessment Program. Please visit the webpage for more information: https://srpedd.org/about-srpedd/procurement/