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Master Plan Consultant

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Winchester, MA

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Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory, your vision and input is appreciated!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks John, Elizabeth and Jo-Ann. We are working hard to identify strategies that will help the community realize it's vision around sustainability and climate resilience. If you haven't already, check out update #13, posted on August 13th. You can find it here: https://courbanize.com/projects/winchestermasterplan/updates
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory and Elizabeth - these are great attributes of the community!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks John!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory, this is a relatively easy and cost-effective way to increase visibility and viability for all transit users
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks for sharing these concerns Tory
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory, we've heard from many concerned residents about traffic congestion and pedestrian safety around school zones. This is clearly an important issue in the community
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks for pointing this out, Tory!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory, it's always a challenge to balance potentially competing needs. We will be thinking more strategically about transportation in the coming months!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks for pointing out these concerns, Tory. The Master Plan won't address site-specific solutions like this but your input is valuable to help identify key areas that are in need of attention.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks Tory!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 days, 10 hours ago
Thank you for sharing these concerns, Tory
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this challenge Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these safety concerns Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing this idea, Jeff! Sharing knowledge is always good!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the value of this pedestrian connectivity site. We appreciate your input!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
This sounds like a great idea, Jeff, and it's great that you're invested in supporting this effort!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these details about the value of Winchester's library as a cultural resource!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your ideas about community events, Jeff! Are there particular reasons why you think Wadleigh Park is a good location for these kinds of events?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing this concern and safety improvement idea, Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your ideas Jeff and Heidi!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Elizabeth! We also think that ADA and other forms of accessibility are important to improve quality of life and opportunity for all people!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Elizabeth and John for contributing to this conversation - your thoughts, recommendations and resources are appreciated!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for bringing up this visibility and safety concern, Stacey!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Stacey!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for pointing out this connectivity barrier and concern, Stacey!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, concerns, and ideas, we appreciate it!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for illuminating this project, Maureen. We agree that it is beneficial for neighbors and residents to stay engaged as the project moves forward.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this idea, Michael!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for contributing your thoughts!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Kimberly!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing your vision for the downtown area Christine
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
It's great to hear that you're taking initiative with the town to implement your idea for Davidson Park!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for pointing out this concern and need Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this idea for mixed-use and transit-oriented development, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff! We've heard from several residents that maintaining and improving landscape design and community gathering opportunities downtown is a top priority!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this idea for community events and business opportunities Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this idea for a community/neighborhood event, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this concern and traffic calming idea!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing both the value and shortcomings/challenges of this area!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff for sharing this idea!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff for sharing this accessibility issue
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this idea Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing these concerns Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff! Many residents have expressed a desire for more community events like the one you describe
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff - its great that you're thinking of various groups and resources that could be leveraged to take action on these concerns
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you Michael, Tony, Richard, Jeff, and Carol for engaging in this conversation. Balancing these challenges is exactly what's at the heart of the Master Plan!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff and Carol for sharing these thoughts and ideas!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff and Carol for sharing these ideas!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Cara, Jeff, and Shannon for engaging in this crucial conversation. It's great to see your collaboration and interest in making traffic and safety improvements in the community!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff for pointing out this pedestrian safety and infrastructure challenge
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for your comments Jeff. This particular development is not within the purview of the Master Plan, which looks to future development as opposed to active projects.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing this vision, Carol!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank Kim!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Hua! We agree that transportation improvements and needs should be considered with new development and any other regulatory changes in land use and density. Read more about this and the trends and challenges for public facility improvements in our Phase I pocketbook here: https://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/timeline_events/x5gmgcwsmhrjkglgkguy
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Tara! We've also heard this from other people. Is there an area in Town where you think this is a particular issue?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The Engineering Department currently oversees public sewers and stormwater management. You can read more about their efforts in the existing conditions chapter on Open Space, Natural Resources, and Recreation: https://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/timeline_events/q7obfgxvorl7guepawmz. I would also recommend speaking more about this topic with Beth Rudolph, the town's engineer.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for highlighting these underutilized parks Ruth. What makes them underutilized? We would recommend speaking to Brian Szekeley, Town Planner, about your idea about food truck permitting (bszekely@winchester.us).
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Ruth, we love community gardens! You can look up property ownership in the assessor's database here: http://winchester.patriotproperties.com/default.asp. Also I would recommend speaking further about this idea with Brian Szekely, Town Planner - bszekeley@winchester.us.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for highlighting this safety concern Hua!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Tara, how do you envision improvements to the downtown area?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these ideas about how to improve connectivity and transportation networks in Winchester!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Christine!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing this input Tara. Do you have any particular ideas for how to draw visitors to Winchester or suggestions for affordable housing?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Maureen!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you Hua and Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Isaac, we've heard from several residents that there is a desire to make downtown more walkable and pedestrian-oriented.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Steve!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Elizabeth!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Susan and Elizabeth! Our goal is to support synergy between the Master Plan, the Climate Action Plan, and the ongoing work of the Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee, which help to investigate and inform these kinds of questions about what is required and what challenges the town faces in reducing Winchester's carbon footprint.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Christine! We agree that thinking toward the changing future of mobility and transportation is very important for the Master Plan!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Christine!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Christine! In what ways do you picture downtown becoming more beautiful and vibrant?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these ideas about how to improve Davidson Park, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Kim! Again, we appreciate your ideas and visions for improved use!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Kim!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Kim, pedestrian safety and accessibility are important to us too!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these ideas, Kim! It's wonderful to hear about what you envision for this area and how you think it could be more effectively used.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these issues and concerns about stormwater and pollution, Kim!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Kim, these are great suggestions for improving mobility and accessibility in Winchester!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks John, we've heard from many community members that there is a desire and need for a greater diversity of housing options in Winchester.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Kim!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks John, we've received some great feedback from the Climate Action Advisory Committee and Climate Action Committee and will work to integrate existing plans and initiatives in the Master Plan process.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Jian!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Katherine!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
That's great, thanks for sharing John!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks John!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing your idea for mixed-development downtown, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing this idea Jeff! This is a great idea for increasing awareness and bridging connections in Winchester.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Janet, we agree that visioning is an essential piece to making positive change! Thank you for contributing your vision of Winchester to the Master Plan project!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing your vision, Annie!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing this concern and solution, Sean!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Kate!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Kate!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Sue!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Mary and Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jeff! Improving connectivity and transportation options in Winchester is definitely a high priority for the community.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jeff, it's great that you're thinking ahead to upcoming needs!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Kate!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing your ideas, Kate!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing these thoughts and ideas, Sean!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Susan, in what ways do you picture a thriving downtown in Winchester? What would make it a more vibrant and flourishing place to you?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Susan!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Susan! We are seeing sustainability and resiliency come out more and more as an an interwoven element that the community wants to address in the Master Plan.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jimmy!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jimmy, we know that the Library is a valued asset in the community and appreciate your suggestions for how it could be improved!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Maura and Qing! We have heard similar concerns from many other residents as well, and understand how concerning this issue is for the community. Phase III of the Master Plan project will focus on strategies to achieve the goals identified in Phase II.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Qing!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jian! This is a great vision for the downtown area! Are there any other specific ways that you feel Winchester's downtown could become more vibrant?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jian!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jian! The final phase of the Master Plan process will be centered around an implementation plan which will identify key resources and mechanisms to successfully achieve the strategies, goals, and vision of the Master Plan!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for your comment Rockford! We value safety too, and appreciate your suggestions for how safety might be improved for drivers and pedestrians alike!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks for these suggestions Ruth! It's great how you're thinking of multipurpose solutions that can serve several needs in the community. We're striving to find these kinds of synergies in the Master Plan.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Ruth! I love how you pointed out what's working well at the Transfer Station and what could be improved!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Stefan, it's great to hear what opportunities and visions you see for this site/area!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thank you for sharing your vision and goals, Susan--and for highlighting how important it is to consider the ripple effects of different development types. Unlike other planning documents, a Town's Master Plan looks at all the elements of a community and guide its future growth holistically. In the next phase, we will begin to focus in on specific strategies and dive into specific areas, including the Holton/Cross St Area.

As we wrap up Phase II, I would encourage you again to consider attend our next community event, next Tuesday May 14th at the High School from 7-9 PM. We also have DIY meeting-in-a-box kits available for download on the website. I'd encourage you to gather your neighbors to complete one of these and submit them to Town Planner, Brian Szekely at bszekely@winchester.us.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Hi Tony -- Thank you for sharing. Would you mind clarifying this opinion, perhaps with a specific example?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks, Jeff, for your input. The town just adopted a housing production plan (hpp) which outlines strategies to address affordable housing needs in Winchester. 40Bs have been coming up across our engagement so it has been on a lot of people's minds. You can check out the HPP on this site: https://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/information_plans/uusyteljvkzfwyftedhy
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Hi Shelby, Thanks for sharing your vision for the future of Winchester! We've heard similar things at our other engagement events from other residents. If you had to prioritize one of the things you mentioned, which do you think is the most important to tackle first?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Jeff for this Town beautification idea!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks John! Would you be willing to share more about why you decided to move away from Winchester? Where did you move?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Shelby and Jeff for sharing your interest in seeing increased trail networks and connectivity within and through town. We will share the ACROSS LEXINGTON trail connection precedent to the rest of our project team.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Allison and David for your sharing your interest seeing a community pool. Where is the nearest pool for the swim team and other residents to use? Is it the same pool?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Rockford for highlighting this problem near the Fells. We'll be diving into specific strategies like these in the next Phase. Be sure to join us at the next community workshop (focused on strategies) in the Fall.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks Annie and Rockford for these traffic calming ideas and bike lane suggestions for Wildwood! We'll be diving into specific strategies like these in the next Phase. Be sure to join us at the next community workshop (focused on strategies) in the Fall.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months ago
Thanks, Archie, for highlighting this town asset and potential sustainability initiative around the TS. We value Transfer Stations too!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Katherine and Anna, reducing litter and caring for the Winchester's environments is a priority and definitely a concern for many residents.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Janet!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Janet!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Janet, your contributions are vital to this project. We really appreciate your input and ideas!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Katherine, are there any sites in particular that you'd recommend?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Cheryl!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Amanda!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Is there anything in particular that attracted you to Winchester and/or kept you here throughout those 30 years?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your input, Tony!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Janet, are there any transportation improvements in particular that you're thinking of? Any specific resiliency initiatives?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Janet! Balancing growth, needs, and preserving community character is always a challenge. We hope the Master Plan will help guide these initiatives moving forward.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Michael!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Michael, traffic and parking are definitely big concerns for many Winchester residents.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Is there anything in particular that makes the people and schools in Winchester special to you?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for providing these suggestions to help improve Winchester's community connectivity and spirit, Michael!. Considering local facilities and services is a big part of the Master Plan.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Archie, it's great to hear about Winchester's valuable assets!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Bryn!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your contribution!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Mariano!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Cory!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your comment Cory! Other residents have expressed this aesthetic issue and potential solution as well.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Scott, for contributing this solution to improve Winchester's environment and beauty!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Mariano! We've heard from several residents that there is a need to improve Winchester's trail network and traffic safety/speeds.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your input Mariano!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for contributing your ideas, Jeff. Many Winchester residents have expressed a desire to preserve and expand open space and recreational opportunities in Winchester!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your idea, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for adding recommended pedestrian safety ideas, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing these potential solutions to improve access to schools and public spaces!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out these areas that could support multimodal transportation infrastructure, Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jeff, traffic calming and management in addition to pedestrian safety is definitely a big concern in Winchester.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jeff!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your suggestion Ruth!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 4 weeks ago
We encourage you to share this site and these engagement opportunities with your neighbors, friends, and other fellow-residents! Your feedback is valuable and important to the Master Plan process and we hope that you will continue to take advantage of the resources available for public input on this project.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Susan, thank you for your thoughtful input on the Master Plan process and for outlining your concerns as a Winchester resident. This site is designed to provide an avenue for open communication and input with the community - we are glad to see that it has propelled your voice to us. To further this end, I would like to share the following additional tools and opportunities for engagement and feedback. In phase II, resident feedback will inform the community vision and goals included in the Master Plan.

Host a small-scale community meeting: https://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/information_plans/hxt79l4bi4bsqbhj9xdr

1. Gather a few people in your living room or bring the meeting to your regular
book club or another organized group. All the materials and instructions are
provided through the link above, all you need to do is organize the event
and send a record of the responses and discussion back to us.

2. Come to one of our in-person outreach events this spring:
Community feedback tabling event at the Jenks Center:
Friday, April 19 from 10am-12pm.
Community feedback tabling event at Wright Locke Farm:
Saturday, May 11th (time TBD).
Town Common Task Force Civic Gathering:
Tuesday, May 14th at the High School (room B118/119) from 7-9pm.
Community feedback tabling event at Town Day:
Saturday, June 1 from 9am-4pm.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Hi Zareen, thank you for sharing these concerns and ideas! We've heard from several residents that there is a need for affordable senior housing and that there is a desire to celebrate, support and increase Winchester's cultural diversity. Master Plans are typically designed to cover a ten year timeframe, which means that, in the Master Plan process, we look towards the next ten years in Winchester (2020-2030). The purpose of the plan is to guide policy and development within that timeframe. Implementation of the plan often builds off of ongoing work and may stimulate local projects and initiatives at any point within that ten-year timeframe. Achieving some goals may take several years, while others may be achievable in less than a year. I hope that helps to answer your question.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thanks, Ken, for pointing out these cycling concerns and desired transportation improvements. It's wonderful to see you both engaging with possible solutions and limitations to existing infrastructure.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thank you for pointing out this housing need in Winchester!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thank you for sharing!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thanks for sharing these concerns and ideas for how to improve North Main Street! We've heard from many residents that this is a top priority.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thanks Jo-Ann, it's great to hear how these venues are serving the community well!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thanks for sharing this idea, Frans!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thank you for pointing out these safety and traffic management concerns at this intersection and along cross street. We've heard from many Winchester residents that improving traffic and safety is a high priority. It is very helpful to know specifically which areas and intersections need improvement.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Thank you for sharing these concerns Susan, we appreciate your honest input. What is your vision for this area?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months ago
Thanks Frans, a big part of the Master Plan process is to tease out these kinds of tensions and challenges. It's great that you're thinking about how fixing one problem might create new challenges. Safety and traffic management are both topics we've heard a lot of concern about from the community
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months ago
It's great to see this kind of collaboration and discussion around solutions and strategies to making Winchester a better place to live, work, and play. Thanks Maureen and Casey!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Carol! Phase III of the Master Plan process will involve identifying key strategies (like creating an economic development plan, for example) to implement the goals developed in phase II. Thank you for sharing your concerns about Winchester's economic affairs!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Great idea Mary Lou!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your concerns about parking regulations, Heidi!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this great community resource, Jamie!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and concerns about preserving Winchester's history and character!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for highlighting this potential safety solution Jamie!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jamie, balancing existing character with new development is essential to master planning
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing this concern, Jamie!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jamie! Are there other areas that could benefit from traffic calming?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas, Mike! What do you envision for this site?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Tony!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Tony, are there other areas where you envision potential commercial development?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Heidi, we value your input on economic development and financial sustainability!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Ruth! Hope to see you next month at the first public forum on 2/26!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Shannon for this feedback! We'll be talking about circulation issues and more at the public forum next month on 2/26!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Ruth for highlighting this connectivity issue - glad to hear that you're already thinking about how different pieces work together as a system.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Susan for all of this information!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Laura!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this concern about street design/maintenance, Ken!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Joyce! These are important concerns about pedestrian safety - we're hearing similar concerns from many Winchester residents.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Richard! It's great to hear what you value in the Winchester community!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Tony! Do you have other concerns about current zoning in Winchester?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Shannon!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks, Marianna, for voicing your concerns about mobility in Winchester!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for highlighting this traffic concern, Stacey!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this traffic/safety concern and possibility for new opportunities, Shannon! We're happy to see your collaborative discussion with Casey about possible strategy solutions too! We look forward to diving in deeper to possible solutions in Phase III of the Master Plan.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks, Ken, for pointing out this lighting/visibility and safety concern on Palmer Street!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for offering this strategy idea to address identified parking needs in the downtown area, Ken!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this traffic concern, Ken!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Casey! A big part of Phase II of the Master Plan Project is to better understand where community needs come into conflict or have synergy. Balancing different needs is essential to planning for a bright future in Winchester. We appreciate your input on these parking and business concerns.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Shannon! We're hearing that traffic management and pedestrian safety are big concerns for many Winchester residents.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing this out, Cecilia! Are there other ways in which the Master Plan could support local education and school infrastructure needs?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for offering this strategy idea to increase housing options
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Heather! Understanding what resources are valued in Winchester is a big part of Phase II of the Master Plan.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks, Heather, for highlighting this traffic and safety concern!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your idea, Heather!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Heather, we appreciate your strategy suggestions, which will be the focus of phase III!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for pointing out this pedestrian safety and connectivity concern!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Heather for pointing out the traffic issue at this location.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Shannon!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Shannon - we love the Winchester bike path too! Thank you for pointing out this safety issue at this intersection. In Phase III, we will be thinking about specific measures and strategies. What do you think about the overall biking conditions in Winchester? Are there other locations that could benefit from additional safety measures? Other locations that you'd like to see an expanded bike network?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Hi Richard - Yes, the fields master plan will be incorporated into the larger master plan process. We will post the fields master plan to this site under information when we have the final document.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Laura for pointing on this issue!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Richard! We will keep these locations in mind going into Phase II and onward. Are there particular commercial opportunities that you'd like to see in North Main Street?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Joyce!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Ruth and Zeke for your ideas! We'd love to talk more about them in person at our Public Forum at the end of February (Tuesday 2/26).
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Dafna! What are some of Winchester's green spaces that you enjoy visiting?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Monica for highlighting this traffic issue! Are there areas in town that you think work well for traffic flow currently?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months ago
Thanks Richard for sharing this feedback! Are there other locations in town besides North Main Street that you think could be potential sites for commercial development?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for your input and ideas, Lauren!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for highlighting the value and needs of this community resource, Leo!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for the clarification, Zeke
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 1 week ago
Chuck, we believe your question will be best answered by the town planning department. Thank you for your curiosity!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 1 week ago
Great idea!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for your observation and input about this part of town that is often left "off the map" or out of the discussion. How do you think we could better integrate this area of Winchester in the Master Plan discussion?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks, Zeke, for sharing your concerns about accessibility and quality of green space and natural amenities
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Ruth, thank you for illustrating how the Wildwood Cemetery is a valuable - and underutilized - recreational resource for the community. It sounds like open, accessible green space and natural amenities are valued by Winchester residents!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this opportunity for collaboration and innovative energy production and use!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your concerns about the impacts that new development might have on traffic Cheryl
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for pointing out this opportunity Nicole!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your thoughts and inquiry, Emre. It is one of our main goals in the Master Plan process to understand what areas of Winchester are valued by the community and need attention and improvement. Thank you for highlighting this accessibility issue
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Christa for sharing that you value this site and for pointing out opportunities for improvement
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Alex, it's great to hear that you're thinking about redevelopment and zoning opportunities!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Thanks Emre for pointing out this road - Do you know often this road is utilized currently to access the Fells?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Thanks Zeke for highlighting these underutilized sites. Why do you think these spaces, in particular, the Main Street greenspace site, are being underutilized by Winchester? Is it due to a lack of knowledge/publicity/awareness? a lack of safety or poor appearance?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Thanks Chuck for highlighting these community concerns. As part of the community outreach in the Master Plan's Phase II, we're looking forward to engaging residents, business owners, and property owners, to envision a more vibrant Winchester.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Chuck, what would you like to see on this site? How do you picture the site being used to enhance the area?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Thanks, Denis! We're excited about the opportunities that new developments like Forest Ridge Residences provide!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Which open spaces do you value in Winchester? How do you think the cemeteries could be restored to be more accessible?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Thanks for sharing this with us. We look forward to continuing the conversation about how to improve quality of life in Winchester, including traffic management.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months ago
Thanks for your input Eric, it's great to hear what you envision for this lot. We support proactively readapting underutilized space!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
We also love Winchester's trails and open space! How do you think we could better get the word out about them?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Glad that you're thinking about the potential for TOD here! This is a priority for us too.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Glad to hear that you're thinking about the potential of the North Main Street area -- we are too! We're hoping to generate some more ideas and visions for this area during community events in the Spring.
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Are there other locations in need of better traffic management?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Maureen! How could it be redeveloped to be more attractive?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for highlighting this pedestrian safety and transportation issue!
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your comment! Do you have a better use in mind for the site? What do you think would be a better use?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for highlighting the library as one of the town's assets! What are some things that make it so great?
Master Plan Consultant commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 10 months, 2 weeks ago
These are great ideas for this site! The site's prime location makes it somewhat of a gateway to downtown. We'd love to consider how to integrate affordability close to Town Center.