Brickbottom Vision Plan

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After over a year of continued community engagement, studying past plans, and integrating all the feedback we received through workshops, meetings, and surveys, we have a Brickbottom Vision Plan Draft! It outlines how we can transform this area into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that is walkable, connected, offers multiple types of open spaces, and serves as a destination for both artists and art lovers. We wrote this plan with an equity-oriented framework and in alignment with the City's comprehensive plan, SomerVision2040.The Brickbottom Vision Plan Draft is not a finished product, and we need your feedback to turn it into one! Please review it at your convenience, and email your thoughts and comments to planning@somervillema.gov.

Current planning efforts for Brickbottom aim to produce a Vision Plan for the development of the area, which will inform infrastructure investments by the City while serving as a precursor to specific zoning changes that will enable new construction. It will primarily focus on the future physical design of streets and parks as well the shape, size, and architectural character of new buildings. If there is a Master Planned Development overlay district for Brickbottom in the future, this Vision Plan will inform or become the Urban Design Framework that the Planning Board would adopt to enable it.

Brickbottom is identified as an area to transform by SomerVision, the City's comprehensive plan, so we intend is to enable extensive change in the area, creating new possibilities for housing, civic spaces, and commercial development.

Please email any concerns or feedback to vnascimento@somervillema.gov and sign up for our mailing list!

After over a year of continued community engagement, studying past plans, and integrating all the feedback we received through workshops, meetings, and surveys, we have a Brickbottom Vision Plan Draft! It outlines how we can transform this area into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that is walkable, connected, offers multiple types of open spaces, and serves as a destination for both artists and art lovers. We wrote this plan with an equity-oriented framework and in alignment with the City's comprehensive plan, SomerVision2040.The Brickbottom Vision Plan Draft is not a finished product, and we need your feedback to turn it into one! Please review it at your convenience, and email your thoughts and comments to planning@somervillema.gov.

Current planning efforts for Brickbottom aim to produce a Vision Plan for the development of the area, which will inform infrastructure investments by the City while serving as a precursor to specific zoning changes that will enable new construction. It will primarily focus on the future physical design of streets and parks as well the shape, size, and architectural character of new buildings. If there is a Master Planned Development overlay district for Brickbottom in the future, this Vision Plan will inform or become the Urban Design Framework that the Planning Board would adopt to enable it.

Brickbottom is identified as an area to transform by SomerVision, the City's comprehensive plan, so we intend is to enable extensive change in the area, creating new possibilities for housing, civic spaces, and commercial development.

Please email any concerns or feedback to vnascimento@somervillema.gov and sign up for our mailing list!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for helping to plan the future of the Brickbottom neighborhood! We have organized three activities to kick off the neighborhood planning. This "homework" will help us understand your vision for Brickbottom. We appreciate you taking the time and the energy during these trying times to share your local knowledge. Thank you also for thinking about future opportunities to incorporate into this plan. And thinking about what you hope future generations will come to love about Brickbottom.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey is seeking feedback regarding the Brickbottom Workshop from October 27. You can learn more about this initiative at https://voice.somervillema.gov/brick. If you have any questions please email vnascimento@somervillema.gov.

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