Mapping Carlisle's Future

In the early spring of 2020 two things happened that significantly delayed the development of Carlisle's Master Plan: the COVID pandemic and the unexpected resignation of CIVIC Moxie, the planning firm hired in 2019 to guide and manage the completion of the plan. By the fall of 2020, the Carlisle Master Plan Steering Committee (MPSC) had re-assessed, re-grouped and resumed the Master Plan process. We have reorganized the steering committee, will retain a part time planner/project manager to guide the remaining process and are developing safe and inclusive methods to connect with the community throughout 2021.

The final plan will integrate goals and recommendations for topics including recreation and open space, historic and cultural resources, housing and land use, municipal facilities, energy and sustainability, and transportation. It will provide an overview of the town's existing conditions and analysis regarding future growth, including our public school.

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