Agency is leading the first comprehensive plan for Medford, Massachusetts in over 30 years! The comprehensive plan, which will be completed in mid-2022, is a thirty-year vision for the City that also guides policy and implementation over the next ten years.
The plan will reflect Medford’s vision and values, celebrate the city’s uniqueness and many cultures and identify opportunities for growth and innovation. It is targeting seven areas of focus: land use; housing; economic development; history, arts, and cultures; open space and recreation; public services; and mobility. Each of these subjects is being studied in relation to the issues most important to Medford residents, visitors, workers, and stakeholders. In collaboration with these groups, the plan’s goals, objectives, and actions are being categorized under five themes:
Agency is leading planning, design, and engagement for the plan. We are working closely with Innes Associates for project management, land use planning, policy development, and zoning analysis; Karp Strategies for economic development and housing; ARUP for mobility; and LANDAU Design+Technology for visualization and engagement technology. Engagement has included virtual public meetings, in person summer events, handouts and written feedback, an online map with over 1,300 comments and replies, informational animated videos, interviews and focus groups, and steering committee work sessions.
Visit medfordcompplan.org to learn more about the planning process and explore the online map. Check out this video by LANDAU Design+Technology to learn what is guiding Medford’s comprehensive plan:Project Images