May 16 2016

Master Plan Discussion to Identify, Enhance Burlington's Cultural Resources

By: BNEWS

From the town museum to the Burlington Players to the talented art, drama and music students at Burlington High School, just to name a few, this town has a lot of cultural assets. 

 

What are all of the cultural resources in town and how can they be enhanced in the future? That is the question for a Master Plan Expert Panel and Community Discussion happening Tuesday night at Grand View Farm from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

 

The Planning Department is holding the event to get guidance from experts and to hear feedback from the community. 

 

“Essentially in the Master Plan process we’ve reached the section where we’re taking a look at cultural resources,” Assistant Planner Elizabeth Bonventre said. “We are trying to identify them and think about how to enhance them, and what to do with them in the future.” 

 

According to Senior Planner Josh Morris, the Master Plan will be a document that establishes the overall vision for the town and the policies by which future growth and development will be guided. This report will be utilized by the Planning Department and Board as a basis for decision-making about land use planning and redevelopment for the Town of Burlington. 

 

On Tuesday night the expert panel will be made up of Steve Cecil of the Cecil Group with the historic preservation side of the conversation, Dee Schneidman from the New England Foundation for the Arts and Emmy Hahn from Massachusetts Downtown Initiative. 

 
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