The Town of Plaistow is currently updating the Master Plan which guides the future growth of the community. The Master Plan serves many purposes. This includes serving as a summary and analysis of the social, economic, environmental and physical characteristics of the community. It examines interrelated land use issues such as population, housing, community facilities, and natural resources. It also serves as blueprint for the Town, outlining broad principles and specific regulatory and non-regulatory strategies that the town can utilize in planning for wise, coordinated, and appropriate use of land in the community.

The Planning Board is requesting input from the community as part of this update. Please respond to the questions below.
 
 

In planning for Plaistow’s future the Town must create a vision statement that clearly identifies what is most important to guide future land use related activity over time. Please review the draft vision statement below and provide your feedback. 

A vibrant and active community with clear water, fresh air, and plenty of open space that is utilized for diverse outdoor recreation outlets (both formal and informal). A community that balances protecting its natural resources with promoting strong economic development and the expansion of high-quality local and regional job opportunities. A community that invests in its multi-modal transportation network to expand opportunities to its residents and its public infrastructure to promote durability and efficiency of resources.

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* 1. In planning for Plaistow’s future the Town must create a vision statement that clearly identifies what is most important to guide future land use related activity over time. Please review the draft vision statement below and provide your feedback. 

A vibrant and active community with clear water, fresh air, and plenty of open space that is utilized for diverse outdoor recreation outlets (both formal and informal). A community that balances protecting its natural resources with promoting strong economic development and the expansion of high-quality local and regional job opportunities. A community that invests in its multi-modal transportation network to expand opportunities to its residents and its public infrastructure to promote durability and efficiency of resources.

What are the biggest land use or development related challenges for Plaistow to focus on in the coming years?

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* 2. What are the biggest land use or development related challenges for Plaistow to focus on in the coming years?

What are the biggest opportunities for Plaistow to pursue related to land use or development in the coming years?

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* 3. What are the biggest opportunities for Plaistow to pursue related to land use or development in the coming years?

Are there other issues such as elderly and/or affordable housing, potable water, Main Street traffic calming, expanding the sidewalks in the Village Center District (beyond what is under construction by the Safe Routes To School), or increased recreational, library, or cable facilities you feel the Planning Board should address in the updated Master Plan?

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* 4. Are there other issues such as elderly and/or affordable housing, potable water, Main Street traffic calming, expanding the sidewalks in the Village Center District (beyond what is under construction by the Safe Routes To School), or increased recreational, library, or cable facilities you feel the Planning Board should address in the updated Master Plan?

Thank You for providing feedback and direction!

If you are interested in seeing the existing Master Plan Chapter they can be found on the Town of Plaistow website at https://www.plaistow.com/planning-department/pages/master-plan.

An Open House related to this Master Plan update will also be held on September 17th at the Plaistow Library from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.

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* 5. Thank You for providing feedback and direction!

If you are interested in seeing the existing Master Plan Chapter they can be found on the Town of Plaistow website at https://www.plaistow.com/planning-department/pages/master-plan.

An Open House related to this Master Plan update will also be held on September 17th at the Plaistow Library from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.

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