Background: Andover’s Planning Board adopted the last Master Plan in 2012. The Master Plan looks 10+ years into the future and takes a broad view of the community and presents Goals and Objectives related to Land Use, Economic Development, Housing, Open Space, Transportation, Cultural and Historic Resources, Municiple Servies and other growth related catagories. The Planning Board has relied on the 2012 Master Plan for many of its Special Permit decisions and recommendations to Town Meeting on Warrant Articles.
Step 1: Fall 2021 - Nineteen focus groups were conducted and an Affinity Map was created based on the views and input of the participants. - Complete √
Step 2: Spring 2022 - complete a Resident Survey to refine the results of the Focus Groups. The Town of Andover will hire a consultant to assist the Committee with the final phases of data collection, public input and compilation of the Plan. - Complete √
Step 3: Summer 2022 - Work with the consultant, Utile Inc. to outline public input sessions and understand the data and information collected to date - Complete √
Step 4: Fall 2022 - Met with the residents of Andover and collect additional input with regards to the future growth of Andover. Public event to review first draft of the Master Plan occurred Novemer 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library - Complete √
Step 5: January and February 2023 - The revised draft of some of the Master Plan was presented on February 1, 2023 at the 3rd Public Meeting held virtually - Complete √
Step 6: April - June 2023 - Revise and finalize draft of the Master Plan, present to Select Board, Planning Board and others prior to adoption. Finalize the Plan and disseminate for Adoption by the Planning Board.