Three years of work have paid off, with the release of Somerville, Massachusett’s first 20-year comprehensive plan, reports the Somerville Journal.
“This is an extraordinary achievement made possible by the hard work of hundreds of community-minded contributors both inside and outside government,” said Mayor Joe Curtatone at the event. “Because it is based on so much public input and review, it truly represents a consensus view of our values and priorities as a community.”
In addition to presenting what Curtatone called a “shared vision of the future we want to build for ourselves and our children,” those goals include 30,000 new local jobs, 125 new acres of publicly-accessible open space and a total of 6,000 new housing units – all to be developed by 2030.
The SomerVision plan was one of several projects funded by a Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Challenge Grant.
For more information on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities visit www.smartgrowthamerica.org/partnership.