Vision 2030

Vision 2030 is a high-level, aspirational community visioning-for-planning initiative. Visioning is a collective process where the community can “imagine the future” and think about how we can shape different parts of Town with different sets of ideas. Led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the project is possible, in part, through a Technical Assistance Program grant from that organization. The initiative will cover a broad range of topics, from public infrastructure and historic preservation to environmental resiliency and educational opportunities.

Objective and Output

The end result of this process will be an illustrated plan report. It will feature a visual executive summary with a poster-style spatial framework; a community vision and values statement; and potential strategies for subsequent community action on how to achieve shared goals. The non-technical, user-friendly resource document can inform future discussions and be a reference for boards, committees, and other Town leaders.

The Process

The visioning process will present brief informative content on 12 visioning topics across 3 public forums and will engage participants with purposeful questions to elicit community input on “common ground” goals and shared values. A community survey will be open after each meeting to provide additional opportunity for feedback. Each public workshop will be held via Zoom videocall. There will be telephone dial-in options and non-interactive Wakefield Cable Access Television (WCAT) rebroadcasting.

Public Forum 1: Shaping Growth, Housing, Mobility, Recreational Options   
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7 to 9 p.m.   
Live Zoom event followed by three-week online survey for expanded community input.
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  • Growth, Enhancement, and Preservation Areas 
  • Housing Options and Residential Areas 
  • Mobility Options and Getting Around 
  • Parks, Squares, and Leisure   

Additional public meetings are tentatively scheduled for April and June 2021.