There shall be a Special Committee to consider and propose a Master Plan for the property at 53 River Street. The Committee shall consider options for future uses of the property and shall make written recommendations to the Selectmen within one year of its creation.
The Committee shall consist of seven members with working knowledge of affordable housing, architecture, engineering, historic preservation, horticulture, landscape architecture, land use planning, riparian ecosystems, wetland restoration or related discipline. Staff support will be provided by the Land Use Department.
The Committee shall work with Land Use Department to facilitate, collect and identify existing conditions on the site;
Committee members will be responsible for assisting with public outreach both to share existing conditions with the public and gather feedback on what the public would like to see on the property;
The Committee shall evaluate the feedback and the goals of the Acton 2020 Master Plan with the Land Use Department to create a number of scenarios that meet the community’s stated goals and any required feasibility analysis;
The Committee shall assist the Land Use Department with public outreach in order to host a public forum to gather feedback on the scenarios;
The Committee shall recommend a preferred scenario to the Board of Selectmen based on feedback from the public and the goals of the Acton 2020 Master Plan;
[If the Committee is to shepherd the project forward for funding] The Committee shall assist with public outreach to identify and acquire funding sources to implement the plan.