Maureen Meister



November, 2018

Recent Activity

Supported a comment by David McWhan on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David McWhan
The fells, the beautiful downtown, all of my neighbors, our form of government (for all its flaws a shout out to town meeting, select people, and town manager), all of the town employees from town hall to the DPW, from the police/fire to the inspections services who make living working and being a part of the town so great.
Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 4 weeks ago
The 40B project filed for this location is now going through permitting. Residents should learn more about it and attend the hearings.
Supported a comment by Carol Savage on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 1 week ago
Carol Savage
Winchester needs an economic development plan to help guide development, so we're not reactively driven by market forces, but instead we help shape development in the direction we want. A townwide strategic and marketing plan with thoughtful zones for types of commercial activity that imaginatively leverages our assets, addresses gaps & trends and that we encourage and promote in a way that enhances neighborhoods, fiscal sustainability and affordability. Let’s find a way to dovetail that with this project. We should hire an economic development planner and the chamber of commerce should have a forward-thinking meaningful role in this.
Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 1 week ago
Agree with Casey's point that one-hour parking is too limited. We want people to have time to eat lunch in the center and wander a bit. But turnover to free up spots is important, too. Maybe two hours would work better to support local dining and shops?
Supported a comment by Jamie Devol on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 1 week ago
Jamie Devol
Older wood-framed houses incorporated into our town center add color and charm, with retail on the ground floor and (affordable) housing above. Too many of these houses in and surrounding the town center (many dating to before the Civil War), have been demolished.
Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
A parking lot isn't a very attractive use for a major gateway into town. The ideal redevelopment would be a building that includes public parking, screened from the street, that also includes affordable residential units.