Slade’s Ferry Neighborhood Plan Public Kick-Off

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

November 30th, 2023
Contact: Maria Jones (

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 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 (
  • Lizeth Gonzalez (
  • Robert Cabral (


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.