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Follow our progress as we move toward completion of the Master Plan.

Follow our progress as we move toward completion of the Master Plan.

  • Frank and Mary – Westborough Master Plan

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    02 Jun 2020
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    Advisory Committee Chairperson, Lester Hensley, joined Frank and Mary of Westborough TV to discuss the latest on the Master Plan. This included a demonstration of the "Ideas Board."

    View the discussion here: https://westboroughtv.org/frank-and-mary-westborough-master-plan/.

  • First Public Meeting Held

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    11 Mar 2020
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    The first public meeting for the Westborough Master Plan was held on February 29, 2020 at the Westborough High School Cafeteria (90 W Main Street). This meeting included an arrival Post-it Note exercise focused on community strengths and opportunities; an audience polling activity to discern audience/participant representation; a formal presentation to provide an overview of the planning process and preliminary baseline (i.e., existing) observations of trends and projections; break-out group discussions focused on issues, opportunities, and goals; and an exit Post-it Note exercise focused on the vision for Westborough. The meeting’s attendance was 106.


    If you missed this meeting, you can view a recording of the event here. Stay tuned for a written summary of outcomes!




  • Master Plan Outreach Event - February 12, 2020

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    21 Feb 2020

    Jim Robbins, Town Planner, presented the Master Plan project at the Library on February 12, 2020. As part of a lively discussion, participants noted their FAVORITE thing about Westborough - serving as a great village template for great things to happen.

    Their greatest wishes for the Town included:

    • Vibrant downtown for business, stores, restaurants, etc.
    • Rotary @ Otis St. with Speedway Plaza to allow reverse direction
    • Better public transportation
    • Walking worthy village
    • More retail and restaurants
    • Transportation from Arrive to downtown and library
    • Summer concerts
    • Restaurant Week
    • Art Hop


  • Frank and Mary – Westborough Master Plan

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    07 Feb 2020
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    Advisory Committee Chairman Lester Hensley joined Arthur Bergeron and Shelby Marshall on "Frank and Mary in Westborough" to discuss the Town's ongoing master planning process.

    Check out the recording.


  • “Breakfast with the Police Chief” at the Senior Center

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    14 Jan 2020

    On January 10, Jim Robbins, Town Planner, and Kristen Belanger, Planning Department, attended the “Breakfast with the Police Chief” at the Senior Center. Mr. Robbins explained the purpose of a Master Plan and how the Master Plan Team intends to organize various outreach events in order to gather everyone’s perspective and opinion. Approximately 25 attendees provided their feedback - highlights include community appreciation for:

    • Thoughtful, helpful Town employees and selectmen;
    • The Senior Center;
    • Library Services;
    • The Fire Department; and
    • Excellent snow removal services.
    Along with community desires for:
    • Reducing the school burden on seniors on a fixed income;
    • Lowering taxes and/or more affordable housing for seniors;
    • Improved traffic flow at the intersections of Rogers Road and East Main Street, and at the traffic light at Flanders Road; and
    • Expanding the Senior Center as the senior population increases.


    Click here for a summary of the feedback we received at this event.


  • The 2019 Westborough Holiday Stroll

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    08 Jan 2020
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    The Master Plan Team, including Jim Robbins (Town Planner) and VHB's Geoffrey Morrison-Logan, was excited to participate in Westborough's 2019 Holiday Stroll on December 1. Participants were asked to identify their favorite thing about and one wish for the town during this successful engagement event. Responses were recorded on Post-It® Note sheets placed on two large-format poster boards, one for each question. Some takeaways from the community include:

    • Valuing the community's people and good schools, teachers, and students;
    • Enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks;
    • Keeping the community close - supporting that "small town feel;"
    • Providing for affordability in housing, so that all income levels can live in Westborough; and
    • Bolstering the downtown area with small, local shops and cafes to increase vibrancy.

    Click here for a summary of feedback we received at this event.