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Any other questions or suggestions about the Envision Concord plan or process?

Tree preservation: May 9th draft, http://concordma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14035/Draft-Plan-Section-4-CM-Track-Edits-5-9-18 section 4.4, Goal 5- pp 71-72 says "consider ways to encourage development... Read more

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About growth: Co-chair Gary K. said at CLRPC meeting on April 27 that the committee would be "agnostic" about growth. It makes sense that one can not know in advance whether or not there will be growth,... Read more

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About Formula Business Bylaw: CLRPC co-chairs said at LWV meeting on 5/4 that they would leave it to the Planning Board to decide whether it was appropriate, just as the PB had one in place for West Concord.... Read more

Economic vitality and FBB related: *Members of the public* should be included in the leasing team described in the May 9th draft version, section 4.2, goal 1, step 3 (page 23). Current version: "A leasing... Read more

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I think the Broadband infrastructure managed by Concord Light should be leveraged for community wifi/connectivity and a captive portal for both residents and visitors. As residents we could leverage a... Read more

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Any other questions or suggestions about the Envision Concord plan or process?

Indoor recreation is sorely needed in Concord. Focus on a multitude facility serving all ages with gym, track, baseball training, racket ball, at affordable prices. Open ice skating? Good luck finding... Read more

Any other questions or suggestions about the Envision Concord plan or process?

If it's not too late, the term "street trees" in 4.6 introduction, page 13, middle paragraph, should be "neighborhood trees". The character of neighborhoods in Concord relies on trees on private property... Read more

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Concord needs to make safe walking + biking a priority; this means more sidewalks + bike lanes + lower speed limits throughout town (25 mph max). (Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge have already done this.)... Read more

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Fully support 25 mph throughout Concord. Our community should be for families as opposed to those who drive through it on their commute.

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We won't stop people from commuting through Concord but we can slow them down so they pay attention and are more aware of the crosswalks.

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Share your thoughts on the Envision Concord Draft Plan

Draft section 4.5 - Pedestrians and Bicycles: this paragraph seems more concerned with existing constraints rather than plans and visions. It's disconcerting to read "the future level of use of new sidewalks... Read more

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Any other feedback on the draft plan?

Goal 3 action under sectoin 4.5: need an overall plan on how to connect the bike paths and trails and commercial and tourist attractions to direct the choice of projects.

Share your thoughts on the Envision Concord Draft Plan

Section 4.4 - Land Use / Zoning - the goals as elaborate in the draft are excellent, but as summarized in the handout at the hearing on 4/25 are seem diminished. The action to "adopt zoning that recognized... Read more

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The draft plan should include more planning to increase community gardens. Community gardening is a great recreation. Community gardens bring together all ages of our community. In addition Concord's... Read more

Share your thoughts on the Envision Concord Draft Plan

Sustainability and climate resiliency matters received strong support during Town Meeting, and the committee is deliberating on these aspects with more focus, and also is open to public input in all areas.... Read more

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That public hearing is important, as is the event the next night April 26 on the Climate Solutions Series, 7:30 at Willard School. See the flyer here: http://files.constantcontact.com/c6979f58201/cf7581ca-fdff-4d4c-b39e-9e84efa8c42f.pdf

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Share your thoughts on the Envision Concord Draft Plan

In the introduction, a statement about authentic participation says: "Not replacing existing processes of participatory democracy in Concord (Town Meeting, public hearings), but supplementing these to... Read more

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Relatedly: About the "Values Statement" at the end of Section 1 : "The Town of Concord seeks sustainable growth and diversity that protects its historic and natural resources, while preserving its values,... Read more

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Any other suggestions to make Concord a better place to live?

Please post the initial two drafts prepared by CLRPC co-chairs, sent to the consultant around February 19, and later shortly after Feb 24-25, so that the public (and CLRPC itself) knows what the committee's... Read more

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Thank you, CLRPC, for agreeing to post the above requested documents. Much appreciated.

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Any other suggestions to make Concord a better place to live?

Please attend Town Meeting April 9, 10, 11, and support Article 20, Independence of the Press, and Article 23, Community Resilience Goals. Article 20 asks the Town Manager and the SelectBoard to allow... Read more

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