Rockland Master Plan Workshop: Introduction

Rockland Master Plan Workshop: Introduction

Rockland Master Plan Workshop: Introduction

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  1. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 1 rockland master plan 2030 a two-part online open

    house workshop THIRD PUBLIC FORUM – 21 MAY 2020 HOUSING OPEN SPACE & RECREATION HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES CLEAN ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY draft 5.12.20 draft 5.12.20 This community open house Zoom event is being recorded and will be shared online for the benefit of community members who were unable to participate. Thank you for joining us during this challenging time. This workshop is aimed at having collective ideas and next steps in place for when a sense of normalcy returns.
  2. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 2 INTRODUCTION & AGENDA PURPOSE 3rd public workshop 4

    planning topics Master planning a road map to inform future collective decision making WHO? Town of Rockland RMP Advisory Committee MAPC consultants Community participants A TWO-PART ONLINE OPEN HOUSE Part 1: A real-time Zoom event Part 2: Online open house “room” through June 2020 at mapc.ma/rmp_3rd
  3. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 3 INTRODUCTION & AGENDA RMP2030 TEAM & COMMITTEE COMMITTEE

    MEMBERS Donald Cann Open Space Committee Christine Flaherty ReImagine Rockland Pat Foley ReImagine Rockland Jill Maroney School Committee Jeff Phelps South Shore Chamber of Commerce Rob Rosa Zoning Board of Appeals Kristen Scholl Resident at Large Lauren White Capital Planning Board Rich Penney Selectman and community participants like you Douglas Lapp Town Administrator Jennifer Constable Assistant Town Administrator Carlos J. Montañez Principal Planner & Project Manager Ralph Willmer, FAICP Principal Planner & TAP Manager Nicole Sanches Clean Energy Coordinator Courtney Lewis Regional Land Use Planner Christian Brandt Community Engagement Coordinator Mark Racicot Land Use Planning Director
  4. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 4 BACKGROUND – REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE HELP COMMUNITIES SUPPLEMENT LOCAL

    CAPACITY, BRAINSTORM IDEAS, AND FIND COMMON SOLUTIONS TO ISSUES THAT TRANSCEND MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES. REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY PUBLIC CONSULTANCY, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES AND SERVICES
  5. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 5 BACKGROUND – SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES ADDRESS COMMON ISSUES POOL

    TOGETHER COLLECTIVE IDEAS
  6. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 6 TOWN OVERVIEW ROCKLAND PLAZA POLICE TARGET MBTA PARK

    & RIDE HANOVER ABIINGTON WYMAN’S FIELD FRENCH’S CROSSING INDUSTRIAL LEISURE- WOODS TOWN FOREST DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT POND GOLF GOLF ROUTE 3
  7. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 7 TOWN OVERVIEW land area 9.9 square miles 25%

    residential and commercial/industrial 52% agriculture, forest, recreation, and open space population 17,489 – US Census 2010 11% growth 1970 to 2010 RELATIVELY STABLE TO 2030 – 0.7% DECLINE ACS 2016 5-Year Estimates suggest modest upward trend at 17,725 91% white, 3% black, 2% latino, 1% asian, 3% other income median household income $66,860 MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME $83,101 MEDIAN NON-FAMILY INCOME $39,902 ACS 5-Year Estimates 2010-2014 industry three largest sectors: Construction, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Professional and Technical Services – EOLWD 2016 570 EMPLOYERS – 7,627 WORKERS
  8. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 8 TOWN OVERVIEW INDIRECT TRANSIT MBTA stations: Abington, Weymouth,

    and Whitman major routes 3, 123, and 139 no MBTA bus service LIMITED REGIONAL BUS Brockton Area Transit (BAT) ROCKLAND FLEX – 7 DAILY TRIPS seniors & medical appointments primarily potential opportunity park & ride bus private P&B Bus weekday service to Boston RAIL TRAIL bike and pedestrian trail - ongoing improvements & connectivity
  9. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 9 WHY MASTER PLAN? YOUR INPUT CAN INFORM RECOMMENDATIONS

    SHAPE SPECIFIC AREAS growth improvements preservation INFORM DECISIONS future zoning investment (re)development incl. infill PROVIDE MUTUAL CERTAINTY residents businesses LEAVE A LEGACY for the next generation
  10. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 10 DECISIONS & ACTIONS zoning, investment, marketing GOALS &

    RECOMMENDATIONS specific & actionable VISION STATEMENT COMMUNITY INPUT WHY MASTER PLAN? CONSISTENCY
  11. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 11 PROCESS & OUTREACH 4TH WORKSHOP TBD draft plan

    vision statement analysis recommendations 2ND WORKSHOP dec16 economic development public facilities transportation 3RD WORKSHOP may21 housing open space / recreation cultural / historic resources clean energy / sustainability 1ST WORKSHOP sep30 background key issues goals/vision exercise COMMITTEE MEETINGS ONLINE SURVEY oct2019 – feb2020 OUTREACH flyers social media WRPS TV
  12. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 12 OPEN HOUSE FORMAT WORKSHOP TOPICS INFORMATIONAL SLIDES AERIAL

    TOUR frame ideas in certain areas PART 1 TONIGHT’S ZOOM EVENT PART 2 OPEN HOUSE “ROOM” at mapc.ma/rmp_3rd until June 2020 More in-depth information and poll questions Do both Share link with friends and family Past workshop poster boards on different master plan topics BACKGROUND INFO BREAKOUT GROUPS small group discussions POLL overall input
  13. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 13 BACKGROUND INFO to inform new ideas and build

    on recent community efforts
  14. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 14 BACKGROUND CHANGE HAS HAPPENED RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS continue creating

    favorable conditions LET’S BUILD UPON OUR COMMUNITY ASSETS artists, unique businesses, stewards
  15. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 15 BACKGROUND - PRIOR STUDIES

  16. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 16 BACKGROUND - KEY FINDINGS – PRIOR STUDIES COST-BURDENED

    2 out of 5 households –spend >30% 1 in 5 spend more than 50% on housing AGING POPULATION growing from 32% to 45% of total householders between 2010 and 2030 TOWN SEWER CAPACITY developers buy capacity on per unit basis 2011 ordinance –rigorous requirements for connections INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES MVP study highlights conditions of: Studleys Pond Dam - aging/undersized sewer fire station - McKinley School brushfire trucks and generator needs HOUSING DEMAND & OPTIONS seniors’ changing needs/preferences younger householders entering market market TOWN SHI COMPLIANCE 6.4% in Town Subsidized Housing Inventory -below minimum10% 35 to 37 min. annual units for Ch. 40B relief between 2016 and 2021
  17. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 17 BACKGROUND – CHALLENGES AFFECTING GOALS + STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS

    SEWER TREATMENT, & WATER CAPACITY DESIRED JOBS & BUSINESSES, WORKERS SHOP LOCALLY NEEDED HOUSING, SUPPORTS RETAIL LEISURE RETAIL VISITORS & SHOPPERS IMPROVE PUBLIC FACILITIES + MICROTRANSIT OPTIONS
  18. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 18 BACKGROUND - ONLINE SURVEY FEEDBACK 5-MONTH SURVEY oct2019

    – feb2020 341 PARTICIPANTS at least one question 200-300 RESPONSES on most questions
  19. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 19 BACKGROUND - ONLINE SURVEY FEEDBACK REDUCE RESIDENTIAL TAXES

    HOUSING OPTIONS RENT & AFFORDABILTY CONCERNS POND SHORELINE -PICNIC AREAS DOG PARK –HARTSUFFPARK STUDLEYSPOND –RAIL TRAIL HIGHLY VALUED –SPECIAL TO TOWN SEASONAL EVENTS SYNERGIES W PUBLIC FACILITIES GREEN BUILDING FEATURES CLEAN ENERGY CHOICE PROGRAM EFFICIENT PUBLIC BUILDINGS
  20. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 20 BACKGROUND - ONLINE SURVEY FEEDBACK HOUSING SOME INTEREST

    - housing options 30% yes - 30% maybe along Park St. - Harmon Golf - Emerson Lofts - parking behind Home Depot STRONG INTEREST - reduce residential taxes 78% yes – 15% maybe business redevelopment 60% yes – 22% maybe HOUSING CONCERNS - no change - rent costs - affordability
  21. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 21 BACKGROUND - ONLINE SURVEY FEEDBACK OPEN SPACE STRONG

    INTEREST pond shoreline – picnic areas dog park - Harstuff Park Studley’s Pond – Rail Trail INTEREST recreation options – preserve/protect CONCERNS of change
  22. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 22 BACKGROUND - ONLINE SURVEY FEEDBACK HISTORIC / CULTURAL

    – INSIGHTS & POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES HIGHLY VALUED AS SPECIAL TO TOWN 88% WANT SEASONAL EVENTS - Town spearheading with organizations POTENTIAL SYNERGIES -PUBLIC FACILITIES - library, fire station, community center
  23. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 23 BACKGROUND - ONLINE SURVEY FEEDBACK CLEAN ENERGY &

    SUSTAINABILITY ENCOURAGE GREEN BUILDING FEATURES for future comm/res developments CONTINUE CLEAN ENERGY CHOICE PROGRAM to help residents save on energy bills & to protect sustainability REQUIRE GREEN BUILDING FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS
  24. mapc.ma/rmp_3rd 24 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