60 community forum participants to help revive Heights
Participate in the development of a neighborhood action plan
UPDATE, May 24: The city’s planning department is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council on a neighborhood action plan for Arlington Heights, and they hosted a community forum on Wednesday, May 23 at Dallin Elementary School. About sixty people attended. A summary will be published.
During the forum, city and council representatives plan to present options for boosting neighborhood revitalization, including an analysis of existing barriers to investment and potential solutions to these issues. Community participation in this meeting will be key to this interactive forum, according to a press release from the city on May 10.
“Arlington Heights still has that traditional neighborhood feel, and while some things are going away, it gives the opportunity for new things to come to the neighborhood and make it an even better place to live and work,” said Karen Walson in the press release. She is co-owner of Classic Kitchen and Bath Design at 1321 Mass. Ave. in the Heights. “It’s exciting that the city has taken the time and invested in working with MAPC to engage in this planning process.”
This is the first public meeting of the Arlington Heights Planning Project, which was launched in late 2017. It is a continuation of the work carried out by Support Arlington Heights during a community meeting at the summer 2016.
The planning process will culminate in an Arlington Heights Neighborhood Action Plan, implementing the goals outlined in the 2015 Master Plan as well as the City’s Arts and Culture Action Plan.
This work is funded by the council through the district’s local technical assistance program. The city’s Department of Planning and Community Development received $ 30,000 last winter.
To be informed of upcoming public meetings for the project, contact Cynthia Wall from the board at cwall[@]mapc.org or 617-933-0756, and Ali Carter from the City of Arlington to acarter[@]town.arlington.ma.us or 781-316-3095.
August 1, 2016: 100 participants to help the Heights carry their name
This announcement was posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 and updated on May 24.