The Town of Blandford is in the process of developing a Resilient Master Plan that will help the Town make conservation and development decisions for the next 10 years and beyond. By communicating a long-term vision of Blandford as a resilient community, the Resilient Master Plan will provide goals and strategies to guide land use, housing, business growth, public services, open space and resource protection. When finished, the Resilient Master Plan will be adopted by the Planning Board, following an extensive citizen engagement process. Follow this link for more information about the Resilient Master Plan.
There will be many opportunities for residents to participate in the Resilient Master Plan process and help shape the Plan’s recommendations. The first opportunity to participate is coming up! Please join in this dialogue (and share widely) with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for our first Virtual Visioning Session on Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 6:00-8:00PM. This online event is free and open to the public! During the Visioning Session, PVPC staff will introduce the project and engage participants in developing the Resilient Master Plan Vision Statement: an image of the kind of community they want for their future and an agreed-upon basis for action.
• To access webinar, click: https://bit.ly/39pbffc
Another opportunity to participate in the Master Plan process to help shape the Resilient Master Plan would be to fill out the community-wide survey by either of the following methods:
• Online at www.tinyurl.com/BlandfordSurvey.
• Or click to download and print here. Once completed, you can mail to 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008 OR drop off in the secure locked drop box outside of Town Hall.
• Or we can mail you a copy as well – contact [email protected].
The survey closes February 15, 2021. To stay updated on the Master Plan’s progress, please email [email protected], or visit blandfordmasterplan.pvpc.org.