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Comprehensive Plan Vision Session Summary

The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee in partnership with Community Circle and Barrett Planning Group, LLC hosted a visioning session on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  The workshop attracted over 60 residents that participated in a community conversation to discuss ideas for Westwood’s future.  We have prepared the enclosed summary of the May 18 forum and preliminary vision statements and goals.  This report includes preliminary feedback received from the recent survey and the May 18 vision session only and will be considered by the Steering Committee as they move forward with developing the full update to the Comprehensive Plan.  If you missed the workshop you may watch the highlights thanks to Westwood Media Center here.  The Committee thanks the following local area businesses that generously contributed to the door prizes:  Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Not Your Average Joe’s, Bubbling Brook, Comella’s, Westwood Gardens, and the Charles River YMCA Needham.

Throughout the remainder of 2019, the Committee will continue the dialogue and process of preparing an update to Westwood’s Comprehensive Plan.  Once completed, the Plan will serve as a guiding document to help set land use policies and strategies to achieve Westwood’s long-range goals over the next decade.   The Committee asks all residents to stay engaged by participating in the planning process.  You are encouraged to stay informed by visiting the Comprehensive Plan page at: and signing up to receive notifications for related meetings, events, and news with the below resources. The Committee will continue work and provide opportunities for discussion by presenting recommendations to the Planning Board at a series of public meetings.  Thank you to everyone that took the time to take the survey and participated on May 18! 

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