Learn about Freetown’s proposed Planned Development District (PDD)!

Freetown is working with the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) to draft a zoning bylaw that will comply with the MBTA Communities Act. A series of public meeting will be held this spring to inform the public the proposed changes to the existing Planned Mixed Use Development District (PMUD).

Explore the Story Map Here:

The Planned Development District (PDD) (arcgis.com)

Learn More about Section 3A Here:

www.srpedd.org/mbta-communities

www.mass.gov/info-details/multi-family-zoning-requirement-for-mbta-communities

Flyer for Planned Development District in Freetown - What is 3A and how it applies to Freetown

Section 3A Brochure – Freetown by Comprehensive Department

Middleborough Master Plan Kick-Off

"Middleborough Moving Forward 2025-2035 Master Plan Update" Logo

Middleborough is updating its Master Plan!

A Master Plan is a policy guide designed to help communities create a vision of what they want to look like in the future; Master Plans help guide communities in their planning decisions for many years and are a valuable resource for anyone who would like to better understand a community’s values and priorities.

Over the next two years, the Town of Middleborough, with support from the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic District (SRPEDD), will hear from you – Middleborough residents, business owners, community organizers, and members. A lot has changed since Middleborough’s Master Plan was last updated in 2002 and your input will be the essential ingredient – combined with current, accurate data – that will build the final Master Plan!

The project team kicked off the planning process earlier this year and is actively looking for members to join the Master Plan Committee! Interested in joining? Please contact Leann Bradley at bradleyl@middleboroughma.gov or submit an expression of interest via this form https://forms.office.com/r/2D6tY2fwZn.

Visit the project website to learn more and sign up for updates on our newsletter with this link.

March 6, 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!

For more information about the Route 28 corridor study please contact Sean Hilton or Andrea Duarte and visit our project webpage: srpedd.org/route28.

SRPEDD Bulletin | December 2023

Slade’s Ferry Neighborhood Plan Public Kick-Off

Revitalizing Somerset’s Slade’s Ferry: Your Voice Matters!

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30th, 2023
Contact: Maria Jones (mjones@srpedd.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 (phu@srpedd.org)
  • Lizeth Gonzalez (lgonzalez@srpedd.org)
  • Robert Cabral (rcabral@srpedd.org)

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About SRPEDD:
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.

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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