Master Plan

Implementation  

The Master Plan Implementation Team (MPIT) tracks and reports status of recommendations, advises and reports activities and issues to the Planning Board and Select Board, and assists town staff, commissions, boards and committees to facilitate Master Plan efforts.  The MPIT consists of three members. 

  • Charles Walkovich, Chair and Planning Board Liaison
  • Mark Mathews 
  • Deb Fountain

Status of Recommendations

The 2020 Master Plan contains over 120 recommendations spanning all of the required Master Plan elements. Additionally, the Master Plan incorporates by reference, recommendations from two other town reports, the '2016 Open Space and Recreation Plan' (OSRP), and the 'Towards a More Sustainable and Resilient Pepperell Report.'  The status of recommendations in all three reports is tracked and reported collectively on a separate master recommendation worksheet. Updates are posted below. 

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Master Plan Advisory Committee (MPAC)

About: 

Master Planning is the foundation of community planning, it is a long range, comprehensive statement of public policy developed through an interactive public process. The Master Plan provides Pepperell’s Boards and Commissions with the tools to ensure that their decisions and planning are based on an established set of goals and policies to provide for smart, sustainable, long-term growth and development of our community.

Massachusetts General Law, MGL Part 1, Title VII Chapter 41, Section 81D, requires Planning Boards in each town to develop and maintain a master planning document. Master Plans are required to include, but are not limited to, the following elements:

  • Land Use
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Natural & Cultural Resources
  • Open Space and Recreation
  • Services & Facilities
  • Circulation (Transportation) 
  • Implementation Program

Process:

The Master Plan Advisory Committee works under the general guidance and direction of the Planning Board, the process is guided by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), our regional planning agency. Based on data, review, analysis and experience provided by NMCOG, the MPAC develops or updates recommendations to the Master Plan and then the committee forwards the draft plan to the Planning Board for final approval.