Help us Design The Future of Mashpee Commons
This past Wednesday at the Town of Mashpee’s Planning Board meeting, we announced Mashpee Commons by Design — a series of forums, workshops, and charrettes planned to seek input from community members to help design the future of Mashpee Commons.
“It is well known that the best ideas are often derived from an open planning process that is inclusive of a community’s diverse spectrum of knowledge,” said Buff Chace, Managing General Partner of Mashpee Commons. “We’re excited to initiate Mashpee Commons by Design to hear the ideas of the community, and we look forward to incorporating those ideas and feedback into our master plan. This process will make Mashpee Commons a stronger community asset for generations to come.”
Mashpee Commons has been recognized both regionally and nationally as a model for community-based design, but current zoning within the Commons does not provide the flexibility required for the type of mixed-use neighborhoods that it has successfully delivered. For decades, Mashpee residents have enjoyed the Commons’ wonderful public spaces, community events, and its retail, dining, and residential experiences. As Mashpee Commons continues to work with the Town of Mashpee to seek more flexibility in its zoning, Mashpee Commons by Design will facilitate the process of designing a mixed-use neighborhood that will continue to serve Mashpee into the future.
“Mashpee Commons has long served as a hub for community activities, and they’ve been one of the largest contributors to economic development in the town and the region,” said Rodney Collins, Mashpee Town Manager. “The Town of Mashpee is excited to work with the Commons and the community to help design the future of the Commons. We know that its success will contribute to the success of Mashpee, and I commend the Mashpee Commons team for engaging in this community-centered planning process.”
The first Mashpee Commons by Design forum, titled “Creating Municipal Value Through Design”, is tentatively scheduled to take place in mid-October. Stay-tuned for more details.
For more details on Mashpee Commons by Design visit mashpeecommons.com/future.