A Vision for Central Massachusetts

A comprehensive planning initiative to create long-range strategies for Central Massachusetts. 

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Phase I: Visioning
Recap of Summer 2022

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+20 Tabling Events
...including Farmers' Markets, Craft Fairs, & Town-wide celebrations

+15 Visioning Sessions
...including sub-regional summits, town meetings, and organizations

+600 Surveys Collected
...through paper copies in town halls, tabling events, and online

+1,150 Public Comments Collected
...from tabling events, visioning sessions, & our survey

Survey Results
Below are the top answers to the question:

"In 2050 I Imagine a Central Massachusetts with..."

Economy

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Many Small, Local Businesses

Milkroom Brewing, Rutland

Environment

Equity

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Clean Air, Water, & Soil

Blackstone River

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Housing that is Affordable

Affordable Housing, Sturbridge

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Walkable, Mixed-Use Areas

Town Center, Webster

Town Center, Webster

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Thriving Local Food System & Farms

Brookfield Orchards, North Brookfield

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Health Care for All Income Levels

Youth & Family Services, Shrewsbury

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Vibrant Town Centers

Town Center, Spencer

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Open Space Conservation

Wachusett Mountain State Reservoir, Princeton

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Access to Healthy Food for All

Community Harvest Project, Grafton

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