Rockland Master Plan Workshop: Historic and Cultural Resources

Rockland Master Plan Workshop: Historic and Cultural Resources

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  1. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 1 HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES community assets to protect

    or build upon? ideas CELEBRATE HISTORIC ASSETS? SEASONAL PROGRAMMING? COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS? LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?
  2. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 2 historic & cultural resources lightning poll - ice-breaker

    CAN YOU GUESS HOW MANY PROPERTIES ARE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (NRHP), & MASS. HISTORICAL COMMISSION (MACRIS) INVENTORIES? 5 NRHP – 75 MACRIS 22 NRHP – 225 MACRIS 50 NRHP – 141 MACRIS 7 NRHP – 308 MACRIS
  3. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 3 historic & cultural resources lightning poll - ice-breaker

    CAN YOU GUESS HOW MANY PROPERTIES ARE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (NRHP), & MASS. HISTORICAL COMMISSION (MACRIS) INVENTORIES? 5 NRHP – 75 MACRIS 22 NRHP – 225 MACRIS 50 NRHP – 141 MACRIS 7 NRHP – 308 MACRIS
  4. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 4 • Maintenance and preservation of older structures of

    historical and cultural value. • Reuse of existing historically or culturally significant structures. • Limited state and local funding for arts and culture. • Communicating value of arts, culture, and local history in economic terms. KEY CHALLENGES HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES
  5. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 5 • Assets near Town Hall connect to downtown,

    the Lower Union Street Historic District, public schools, and open space resources. • Increased coordination and resource sharing between organizations in this area would aid planning efforts around these historical and cultural assets. DOWNTOWN ROCKLAND ASSET CLUSTERS HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES
  6. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 6 • Rockland’s Lower Union Street Historic District, which

    runs from Water Street to Market Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (“National Register”) • The district contains 57 structures and is a predominantly residential area, encompassing an area of well-preserved houses from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? • Listing on the National Register for Historic Places recognizes historic and cultural significance. It does not protect properties from demolition or redevelopment and does not restrict use. LOWER UNION STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES
  7. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

    Rockland Memorial Library 2 Rockland Trust Company 3 Phoenix Building 4 Rockland Almshouse 5 Emerson Shoe Company 6 Grand Army of the Republic Hall 7 Rockland High School The District is joined by seven additional properties that are individually listed on the National Register INDIVIDUALLY LISTED HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES
  8. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 8 HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES GRAND ARMY OF THE

    REPUBLIC HALL COMMUNITY CENTER / MCKINLEY SCHOOL PHOENIX BUILDING ROCKLAND ALMSHOUSE / NORTH RIVER COLLABORATIVE HOLY FAMILY CHURCH CRAYOLA HOUSE ROCKLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY COMMUNITY ASSETS – CELEBRATE & PROMOTE? GARDEN TOURS? FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS? FAÇADE LIGHTING?
  9. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 9 HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES COMMUNITY ASSETS – CELEBRATE

    & PROMOTE?
  10. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 10 HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES ADAPTIVE RE-USE OF FIRE

    STATION? POTENTIAL FUTURE CULTURAL ASSET? MARLBOROUGH EXAMPLE
  11. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 11 HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES IMPROVE OR PROMOTE HISTORIC

    DISTRICT? MORE PROMINENT MARKERS OR SIGNS FOR CULTURAL SITES? HISTORIC DISTRICT TOWN-WIDE WAYFINDING, SIGNAGE & BRANDING
  12. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 12 TOWN-WIDE WAYFINDING, SIGNAGE & BRANDING COMMUNITY CAN EXPRESS

    CREATIVITY & LOCAL PRIDE IN PUBLIC REALM HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES
  13. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 13 OUTDOOR CINEMA FARMERS’ MARKET OUTDOOR READING ROOMS HISTORIC

    & CULTURAL RESOURCES SEASONAL EVENTS TO FOSTER COMMUNITY, TRUST & LOCAL PRIDE? SHOULD TOWN SPEARHEAD MORE EVENTS & PARTNER WITH CIVIC-MINDED ORGANIZATIONS?
  14. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 14 ROCKLAND MASTER PLAN 2030 part 2 – online

    open house workshop – third public forum – 21 may 2020 INFORMATIONAL STATIONS please visit each, and then proceed to the open house poll questions