Active Community Planning Projects

South Acton Vision & Action Plan

The South Acton Vision & Action Plan is an effort to establish a community vision for South Acton Village and make zoning and design recommendations that can best achieve the vision. Led by the Town of Acton and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), this work continues the establishment of key center plans as recommended in the Acton 2020 Master Plan.

This project coincides with new regulations from the State of Massachusetts (Section 3A of the Zoning Act) about how communities with MBTA stations zone for multifamily housing. As such, the South Acton Vision & Action Plan will also look at how Acton could comply with the regulations within the context of the community’s vision.

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Powder Mill Road Corridor Initiative

Connecting Maynard, Acton, and West Concord, the Powder Mill Road Corridor consists of approximately one mile in Maynard and a half mile in Acton. For the past two years, MAPC, the Town of Acton, and the Town of Maynard have worked together to create a long-term community-oriented strategy for the corridor to guide how future growth occurs. The strategy recommended that the Towns work together to create an overlay zoning district that supports walkable, mixed-use developments, advances complete streets transportation options, and expands access to the Assabet River. This zoning initiative, Phase II of the project, seeks to make Powder Mill Road a more welcoming place for people to live, visit, and spend time.

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Kelley's Corner Infrastructure Project

This infrastructure project is moving Kelley's Corner in positive directions, transforming the area surrounding the intersection of Rout 27 and Route 111 to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists while reducing traffic congestion. 

Currently the project is under construction. Click here to visit the webpage that will be the Town's primary source of communication about the Kelley's Corner construction project. On the Kelley's Corner Construction updates page, you will find bi-weekly construction updates, what to expect for those weeks, detours if any, and pictures of on-going construction. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2025. 

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