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Townwide Master Planning Committee

Posted on: October 26, 2020


Copy of Virtual Forum No. 3


  • An Implementation Plan has been developed which outlines the steps necessary to take us from where we are in terms of existing resources (as described in the Inventory) to where we want to go as described in the Vision and set of Goals developed with stakeholder input.
  • The Implementation Plan will be comprised of action steps, key responsible parties, possible partners, needed policy changes, and potential funding for implementation.
    • The Implementation Plan is organized around the Goals and Objectives

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 Please add your comments or questions regarding the Townwide Master Plan here:

For more information regarding the Townwide Master Plan: 

The following documents are available on the Town’s website for review: 
  • Forum 1 Summary Report and Visioning Survey Results
  • Medfield TV Video of Forum #1
  • Summary Sheets by Element (Chapter)
  • Preliminary Vision and Goals Document 
  • Volume II: Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions
  • Forum 2 Summary Report & Survey Summary


Order does not in any way imply or indicate priority

GOAL 1.0 Honor Medfield’s TOWN CHARACTER

Objective 1.1. Celebrate the DOWNTOWN and work to increase its vitality.

Objective 1.2. Preserve and enhance Medfield’s HISTORIC RESOURCES

Objective 1.3. Protect, enhance, and connect existing NATURAL FEATURES and acquire additional OPEN SPACE

Objective 1.4. Guide DEVELOPMENT and REDEVELOPMENT so that is in keeping with the Town’s character.


GOAL 2.0 Make GETTING AROUND TOWN safe and pleasant

Objective 2.1. Reduce traffic congestion and make traveling by AUTOMOBILE safer.

Objective 2.2. Improve parking when/where possible.

Objective 2.3. Improve existing infrastructure and connect PEDESTRIAN and BICYCLE networks

Objective 2.4. Explore the possibilities for providing PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION



Objective 3.1. Diversify the TAX BASE

Objective 3.2 Become more BUSINESS-FRIENDLY


GOAL 4.0 Provide a range of HOUSING options

Objective 4.1. Provide smaller units for older adults, younger adults and others looking for more AFFORDABLE housing

Objective 4.2. Encourage the development of alternative housing types


GOAL 5.0 Provide PUBLIC FACILITIES and SERVICES that meet the needs of all residents.

Objective 5.1. Support excellence in EDUCATION

Objective 5.2. Continue to plan, manage and maintain municipal FACILITIES 

Objective 5.3. Improve municipal UTILITIES


GOAL 6.0 Support the reuse of the STATE HOSPITAL

Objective 6.1. Implement the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan

Objective 6.2. Reuse the buildings and campus to meet TOWN NEEDS


GOAL 7.0 Support HEALTH AND WELLNESS of residents 

Objective 7.1. Maintain existing and provide additional opportunities for RECREATION

Objective 7.2. Promote HEALTHY LIFESTYLE choices, especially for YOUTH

Objective 7.3. Support older adults to AGE IN PLACE

Objective 7.4. Attract a more DIVERSE POPULATION to live in Town.

Objective 7.5. Expand opportunities for COMMUNITY GATHERING



Objective 8.1. Improve TOWN GOVERNANCE

Objective 8.2. Promote measures that respect and protect the ENVIRONMENT

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