Westwood's current Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2000 will serve as the basis for the 2019-2020 update. Committee members worked over the summer to compile information, prepare draft recommendations, goals, and action strategies. Material including drafts of the plan, public presentations were available starting mid-October 2019 over a series of televised Planning Board meetings on Tuesday evenings through early January 2020. Full Schedule Here
The Committee hosted two open house office hour sessions to talk with residents about what they would like to see incorporated into the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The Committee received valuable input at these two open houses. Flyer Here. The Committee is now working to integrate all comments received on the first drafts to return to the Planning Board with a completely updated Comprehensive Plan in spring 2020.
Monday, February 10 - Noon - 3:00 pm, Council on Aging, 60 Nahatan St.
Thursday, February 13 - 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Community Meeting Room, Library 660 High St.
Tuesday, October 22 - 7:00 pm Community Facilities [Draft]
Tuesday, November 5 - 7:00 pm Open Space & Recreation [Draft], Natural & Cultural Resources [Draft}
Tuesday, November 19 - 7:00 pm Transportation [Draft], Sustainability & Resiliency [Draft]
Tuesday, December 10 - 7:00 pm Housing [Draft], Land Use [Draft]
Tuesday, January 7 - 7:00 pm Town Centers [Draft], Economic Development [Draft]
Steering Committee Meeting Packet for 9/25/2019 Meeting; work session to prepare for upcoming Planning Board Public Presentations.
A community vision session was held on Saturday, May 18, 2019. We received valuable input to be integrated into the updated Comprehensive Plan. A summary of the visioning workshop is provided below along with a preliminary vision statement, and preliminary goals, and strategies based on input received.
Summary of May 18 2019 Public Forum
A Preliminary Vision, Goals and Objectives, Based on May 18 community conversation
The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee conducted a survey in spring 2019, which closed on April 17, 2019 with 811 responses. The information gathered from the survey will be reviewed by the Steering Committee members and give direction on where to focus efforts and used to update the Comprehensive Plan. Survey Results Here.
The Westwood Planning Board approved the update to the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) on February 26, 2019. The plan has been conditionally approved by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The Housing Partnership worked throughout 2019 to prepare Westwood's first Housing Production Plan, which focuses on residential development and affordable housing strategies for Westwood. A Housing Workshop was held on November 13, 2018 and a community survey was completed at the end of 2018. The Housing Production Plan was adopted by the Planning Board on November 19, 2019 is available here. Past drafts are available here. The Housing Production Plan will go to the Select Board in December and will then be submitted to MA Department of Housing and Community Development.
- September 17, 2019 Planning Board Housing Production Plan Presentation, November 13, 2018 Community Housing Workshop Presentation
- Westwood Media Center's recording of the Community Visioning Workshop may be viewed here: https://youtu.be/HRcDIKfgXG8
2000 Comprehensive Plan:
Maps & Graphics:
Future Land Use Map
Commercial Center Strategic Planning Study: High St./Rte. 109
Commercial Center Strategic Planning Study: Washington St. (Rte. 1A) Islington
Natural and Cultural Resources Map
Community Facilities Map
Public Transportation Map
Street Classification Map
Street Improvement Map
Regional Change: Job & Growth
Summary Impacts of Policy Alternatives
1995 Land Use and Land Use by Zoning District
Housing & Daily Auto Trip Ends
Population to 2020 & 2065
Water Supply & Demand and Wastewater Collected
Westwood Housing Growth Statistics 1980-1998
Westwood School Enrollment ProjectionsSchool-Age Year of Birth and Building and School Children
Pupils Housing Unit