Envision Concord: Bridge to 2030 - Comprehensive Long Range Plan

The Envision Concord: Bridge to 2030 Comprehensive Long Range Plan is available for download on the Town's Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee webpage. The plan will be presented to the Planning Board on July 24th at 7 p.m. in the first floor meeting room at 141 Keyes Road and the Select Board on July 30th at 7:15 p.m. at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the process and provided valuable input into your community's future!

Thanks for your feedback!

Thanks to all who have been participating in the Envision Concord planning process! Your feedback is helping to shape Concord's future.

The Draft Plan comment period is now closed, as are comments on the Map. You can still comment on the process in the forum here.

If you’d like to share a document with the Envision Concord Committee, please email it to envisionconcord@concordma.gov.  

Reminder - CLRP Public Hearing 4/25/18

Reminder - Comprehensive Long Range Plan Public Hearing 4/25/18

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School Auditorium at 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA, the Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee will hold a Public Hearing to present the draft update to the Town’s Comprehensive Long Range Plan.  

To download a copy of the draft, please visit the Town's CLRP webpage: http://www.concordma.gov/1067/Comprehensive-Long-Range-Plan-Comm


Also, share your thoughts on the Envision Concord Draft Plan here! Please let us know if there is a particular Section of the Draft Plan that inspired your comment, and feel free to submit multiple comments. If you’d like to share a document with the Envision Concord Committee, please email it to envisionconcord@concordma.gov.  

Public comments will be collected through Friday, April 27th.


Submit your comments on the Draft Plan

Share your thoughts on the Envision Concord Draft Plan here! Please let us know if there is a particular Section of the Draft Plan that inspired your comment, and feel free to submit multiple comments. If you’d like to share a document with the Envision Concord Committee, please email it to envisionconcord@concordma.gov.  

Public comments will be collected through Friday, April 27th.

Comprehensive Long Range Plan Public Hearing 4/25/18 (Rescheduled date)

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School Auditorium at 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA, the Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee will hold a Public Hearing to present the draft update to the Town’s Comprehensive Long Range Plan.  


To download a copy of the draft, please visit the Town's CLRP webpage: http://www.concordma.gov/1067/Comprehensive-Long-Range-Plan-Comm

CANCELLED - Comprehensive Long Range Plan Public Hearing 3/14/18

The Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee has cancelled the Wednesday, March 14th public hearing on the Draft Envision Concord-Bridge to 2030 Plan due to the closure of the Willard School. A new public hearing date in April will be scheduled and advertise


To download a copy of the draft, please visit the Town's CLRP webpage: http://www.concordma.gov/1067/Comprehensive-Long-Range-Plan-Comm

Comprehensive Long Range Plan Public Hearing 3/14/18

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School Auditorium at 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA, the Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee will hold a Public Hearing to present the draft update to the Town’s Comprehensive Long Range Plan. 

To download a copy of the draft, please visit the Town's CLRP webpage: http://www.concordma.gov/1067/Comprehensive-Long-Range-Plan-Comm

Comprehensive Long Range Plan Public Hearing 11/16

Learn What We Heard & Tell Us What You Think!

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School Auditorium at 185 Powder Mill Road, the Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee will hold a Public Hearing to provide a progress report on what information they have gathered and input they have received during the data gathering phase of the Plan update. Citizens will then be asked to provide their input.

To learn more about the Committee’s progress and information gather, please click here to visit the Committee’s web page.

10/21 Event Summary

Click here to check out the summary from Envision Concord's event on Saturday, 10/21!


Envision Concord Survey Results

Did you take the Envision Concord survey? Click here to see the results and find out what your neighbors feel are priority needs, what’s working or needs to be improved in town!

 

Upcoming Listening Sessions!

As a follow-up to the 10/21/17 event, members of the Envision Concord Committee will host several “Transforming Competing Priorities to Mutually Beneficial Outcomes” Listening Sessions on topics and dates as listed below:

Click the links in bold above to preview possible discussion questions for each Listening Session!

Public Events 10/20/17 and 10/21/17

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Open House tables in Concord Center and West Concord on Friday and to all of you who joined us Saturday morning! There was a lot of information shared, and we really appreciate your time. Here are the presentation slides from the Saturday event:

Part 1 - Approach

Part 2 - Existing Conditions

Part 3 - Priorities

A summary of the questions, comments, and the real-time voting survey from the event will be posted in a future update as well as other follow-up information. Thanks!

Envision Concord Event THIS SATURDAY 10/21

Come to the Envision Concord event this Saturday, October 21st, from 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Concord-Carlisle High School Cafeteria! We’ll be sharing information about the town and begin conversations about where to go from here. Attached is an Excerpt of Existing Conditions that will be shown Saturday if you want to start reading. If you’re in Concord Center or near West Concord Station, please stop by one of our Open House Tables on Friday, October 20th, between 10:00am – 3:00pm!  

Envision Concord survey closing tonight

The Envision Concord survey will be closing tonight, and results of your responses will be shared at the public event this Saturday, 10/21, from 9:30am - 12:00noon at the Concord-Carlisle High School Cafeteria. Please come and hear how your neighbors have responded!

Link to Survey (open till 11:00pm, 10/16/17)

Commissions Comments Update

The Envision Concord Committee has reached out to the Town’s many Commissions and Boards and asked for comments on current strengths and challenges they are facing, as well as how this Comprehensive Long Range Plan could impact their future. Below are additional comments from five of the Commissions and Boards.

Commissions Comments Update

The Envision Concord Committee has reached out to the Town’s many Commissions and Boards and asked for comments on current strengths and challenges they are facing, as well as how this Comprehensive Long Range Plan could impact their future. Below are comments from nine of the Commissions and Boards to-date.

An Interactive Meeting Event 10/21

Envision Concord Survey!

Please spend a few minutes to take the Envision Concord Survey! It covers a range of planning topics, and the online version has several additional questions for Concord business owners.

If you'd like to participate in the Survey Raffle for a $50 gift card or $25 gift card to a local shop, please include your name and contact information at the end of the survey (that information will be completely separate from survey responses and will not be used for any other purposes).

Thank you!

Envision Concord Committee - Commentaries

The Envision Concord Committee has been looking at the comprehensive long range planning process from several perspectives, as discussed by the American Planning Association. Here are six commentaries about different aspects of the planning process:

1 - Livable Built Environment

2- Natural Resources (Harmony with Nature)

3- Healthy Community

4- Resilient Economy

5- Responsible Regionalism

6- Interwoven Equity

You can also find the documents under the "Info" tab.

More updates are coming soon, including information on the next set of events!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Envision Concord plan. These will be updated as the process continues.

Also, you should see a few of these signs around town for the month of July:

Text Signs & Kick-Off Event Summary

Summer is finally here, and when you're out and about around town, you may see some Text Signs with questions (like the one below) we'd like to hear your answers to!

Also, you can find a summary of the 5/31/17 Kick-Off Event here.

Kick-Off Event 5/31/17

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Wednesday, May 31st, kick-off event for Envision Concord (the Town’s Comprehensive Long Range Plan). Through small table conversations, residents and community members talked with each other about what they love about the town, their concerns, and also posed great questions and feedback.

For those who couldn’t make it—see the attached PDF of the evening’s brief welcome. A summary of the evening’s conversation will be posted soon – you’ll receive an update notification if you register on the website. Please stay involved by commenting on the map or in the comments section of this site, adding your ideas, and checking back for updates and future events!



Envision Concord - Kick-off Event 5/31/17

We look forward to seeing you at the kick-off event for Envision Concord - Bridge to 2030!

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 8:45 PM

Where: Concord-Carlisle High School Cafeteria

Kick-Off for Envision Concord - Bridge to 2030!

Welcome to Envision Concord - Bridge to 2030!

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