Master Plan Project Deliverables

Phase 1: Existing Conditions and Visioning
Phase 2: Plan Elements
Phase 3: Implementation
Phase 4: Documentation

Phase 1: Existing Conditions and Visioning

November 2, 2006 Visioning Public Forum
Presentation by VHB, Inc.
Meeting Notes


June 7, 2007 Charlton Center Public Forum


During our early interviews and research for the Town of Charlton Master Plan Update, it became apparent to the VHB team that the future of Charlton Center would play a prominent role in this Master Plan. As a result, VHB proposed two tools to help derive a clearer vision for Charlton Center.

The first tool was to undertake a study of town centers in and around Charlton that might serve as models—both for what could be done and perhaps also what should not be done in Charlton. In addition to Charlton, the four other communities identified with the assistance of the Charlton Town Planner were: Grafton, Millbury, Shrewsbury and Sturbridge. VHB documented the characteristics of each center in aerial, photographs and text in the document “VHB Village Centers Study.”

The second tool was to focus the already identified second public forum on Charlton Center. On June 7, 2007, this forum was held and residents, business owners and government employees gathered to discuss their visions for Charlton Village. A copy of the presentation is available on the town website and a meeting summary will be available shortly.


Presentation by VHB, Inc.
VHB Village Centers study

Phase 2: Plan Elements

Master Plan Update Draft Elements
Draft Land Use Element
Draft Housing Element
Draft Economic Development Element
Draft Village Element
Draft Public Facilities Element
Draft Transportation Element
Draft Open Space and Recreation Element
Draft Natural and Cultural Resources Element

The Charlton Planning Board and VHB invites all Charlton residents to offer input on these draft elements!
Please email your comments to Alan Gordon, Town Planner.

Phase 3: Implementation

Phase 4: Documentation

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