Green Acton hosted a farmland preservation forum with Mark Racicot, The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Planner, “New trends in zoning for Open Space Protection.”
The MAPC reviews and comments on every open space plan submitted from the 101 cities and towns in the MAPC region. They have an in-depth knowledge of various approaches to preparing a plan, the need for considering open space in a regional context, and the application of the state’s open space and recreation plan guidelines. They also have experience in meeting environmental justice guidelines and preparing required ADA accessibility surveys. MAPC consults with the community before issuing a review letter to DCS, and a preliminary copy is given to the community to allow the opportunity to respond to comments prior to sending the formal submittal.
For more information, visit the MAPC website.