REMINDER: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13: SAVE THE RIVER, OPEN SPACE, GREEN SPACE: Second Citizen-Initiated Conversation for Watertown Residents on RMUD. 6:45PM LIBRARY.
We will have residents participating as presenters and facilitators. An independent advocate will join us to help with zoning questions. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
Because the issues of the proposed Regional Mixed Use District are so complicated, Sustainable Watertown and many others believe that more conversation is absolutely necessary before passage of an ordinance that will have lasting effects on Watertown for generations to come. We urge you to participate to help improve the plan.
The first of the series was a big success. About sixty residents--and all our Town Councilors at one time, or another-- turned out to talk and hear Watertown residents Jon Bockian and Gary Shaw lead discussions about zoning concepts and changes in the RMUD enabling ordinance and about the massing of allowable building square footage in the RMUD properties. Gary presented a 3D slide show to give us an idea of what the alternatives would be like from a variety of angles. Ensuing discussion was informative and to the point. We look forward to continuing the Conversations this month.
A map of the proposed RMUD is at: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/17705
** Especially for tomorrow night: A map of the 100 foot buffer plus Conservation Commission control is at: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18189
The proposed amendments to the Watertown Zoning Ordinance are at: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18149 Further amendments have been added by the Council Subcommittee.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to help set up for the Citizen-Initiated Conversations and with your ideas.
CURIOUS? CONFUSED? CONCERNED? JOIN US.
JANUARY 13, WEDNESDAY, Library, 6:45PM. OPEN SPACE AND GREEN SPACE; DEFINITIONS; PUBLIC STEWARDSHIP OF THE RIVERWAY; LOCAL AND STATE ORDINANCES AND LAWS PROTECTING THE RIVER AND RIVERWAY; 100 FOOT BUFFER; PUBLIC PARKS; PUBLIC ACCESS. NANCY HAMMETT WILL PRESENT.
JANUARY 19, TUESDAY: (A.) TRAFFIC, TRANSIT (INCLUDING TMA, TDM), PLUS A STREET NETWORK VISION WITHIN RMUD AND CONNECTIVITY TO WATERTOWN CONSISTENT WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. WATERTOWN PUBLIC TRANSIT TASK FORCE, WPTTF, LED BY JOE LEVENDUSKY, FACILITATORS. (B.) GREEN, SUSTAINABLE BUILDING. ZONING LANGUAGE. GARY SHAW, PRESENTER.
JANUARY 25, MONDAY: OPEN MEETING FOR RESIDENTS TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO COVER, WHAT WE'VE LEARNED, HOW THE RMUD ZONING AMENDMENTS RELATE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO DEVELOP CONCRETE QUESTIONS, AND TO RECOMMEND CHANGES TO THE RMUD DOCUMENT. Location to be announced.
JANUARY 14, DEVELOPER MEETING, ATHANAHEALTH MASTER PLAN. 6:30PM, 311 Arsenal Street, Bldg 311, or Blakeway Auditorium. AODD Master Plan, 2016: http://www.ci.watertown.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/18279. SW North Beacon Neighbors group asks for your attendance. Plans have been dramatically changed from what the residents understood from the last meetings. Please come to discuss and make the Athenahealth plan better.