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Planning Director, Town of Foxborough

TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH PLANNING DIRECTOR The Town of Foxborough is seeking a qualified candidate to direct the Planning Department including implementation of the Town of Foxborough Master Plan and to provide leadership, make recommendations, implementing short/long term land use plans, balancing environmental protection versus economic development efforts, oversight of ongoing community development efforts and addressing land use issues ensuring smart growth for the community. Duties include but are not limited to: Oversight of the development review process – including site plan review, subdivision(s), special permit applications, application review, plan review(s), and the drafting of Board decisions. Oversees the construction process with other Town staff as needed. Provides technical assistance to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Town Boards or Commissions. This includes providing information or making presentations to supervisors, civic groups, … Read entire article »

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Summer Intern, Foxborough Planning Board

SUMMER INTERN, FOXBOROUGH PLANNING BOARD The Foxborough Planning Board is seeking an advanced undergraduate or graduate student in urban planning for summer assistance. New graduates welcome to apply, too, but note we only have funding for the summer. The intern will participate in various stages of research, planning, and report preparation. Specific projects include data collection and research for a transit feasibility grant, assistance in preparing grant applications, master plan implementation, and other projects. Internship requirements include an understanding of planning principles, competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Internet applications (GIS knowledge and experience a plus) and an interest in Massachusetts local government. Please note that Foxborough is not accessible by public transportation and some of the work will need to be done in town. If you don?t … Read entire article »

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RFP, Completion of Master Plan – Foxborough, MA

                                                   FOXBOROUGH PLANNING BOARD                                                    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS                                               COMPLETION OF MASTER PLAN   SEPTEMBER 12, 2014     INTRODUCTION   The Town of Foxborough Planning Board (referred to as “the Board”) seeks to engage a planning consultant (referred to as “the consultant”), for the purpose of completing the Town’s Master Plan.     Foxborough last adopted a Master Plan in 1971 and since 2012, has completed various elements and portions of a new Plan. The following chapters have been completed by a multidisciplinary team led by Kathleen McCabe of McCabe Enterprises of Boston. This RFP is being issued because the work has been funded and completed in phases, the requested work being the final phase.   Downtown Strategy Economic Development Agriculture Community Facilities Transportation Natural and Cultural Resources Services and Facilities Current Land Use   These chapters/sections remain to be completed:   Future Land Use Vision/Goals and Objectives Implementation Plan Design metric/evaluation process to assess plan implementation … Read entire article »

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RFP for Town Master Plan – Foxborough

The Foxborough Planning Board seeks to engage a planning consultant for the purpose of completing the Town?s Master Plan. Foxborough last adopted a Master Plan in 1971 and since 2012, has completed various elements and portions of a new Plan. This RFP is being issued because the work has been funded and completed in phases, the requested work being the final phase. The chapters/sections remain to be completed are: Future Land Use, with particular emphasis on the Rte. 1 corridor Vision/Goals and Objectives Implementation Plan Design of metrics and/or evaluation process to assess plan implementation and success Also to be included is a public participation process, assistance in plan adoption, and responsibility for outreach and public communication. The work may also include, if appropriate, surveys, focus groups, and public workshops. The response is due 2 p.m. Tuesday … Read entire article »

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RFQ: Sign By-Law – Town of Foxborough

TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SIGN BY-LAW  The Town of Foxborough’s Billboard Advisory Committee requests responses from highly-qualified multi-disciplinary teams to draft a non-zoning Sign Bylaw for consideration at the 2014 Annual Town Meeting in May. Responses are due by Friday November 8, 2013 at Noon. An optional bidders’ conference will be held on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The RFQ is available at: http://www.foxboroughma.gov/Pages/FoxboroughMA_Planning/signrfq. For more information please call Sharon Wason (508)543-1250 or email: swason@town.foxborough.ma.us. … Read entire article »

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Summer Intern – Town of Foxborough Planning Board

The Foxborough Planning Board is seeking an advanced undergraduate or graduate student in urban planning for summer assistance (new graduates welcome to apply, too, but we only have funding for the summer). The intern will participate in various stages of research, planning, and report preparation. Specific projects include completion of an agricultural chapter for the Master Plan and other assistance for the Master Plan as well as assisting in the revision of Subdivision and other Regulations. Functions Provides support for Planning Board and staff Provides assistance in research, data collection, graphic design, and report preparation Conducts field work for projects Assist in researching funding sources and writing grant proposals Knowledge Basic understanding of planning principles Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Internet applications Interest in Massachusetts local government GIS knowledge and experience a plus Skills Strong written … Read entire article »

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RFP – Town of Foxborough Economic Development Chapter & Downtown Strategic Plan

The Town of Foxborough (Town) is soliciting proposals from qualified planning and/or economic development/analysis firms (“Consultant”) to prepare an “Economic Development Chapter” for the Town Comprehensive Plan and a “Downtown Strategic Plan.” The Town last adopted a Master Plan in 1971; the Planning Board, with the support and assistance of other Town departments, is charged with updating it. The Planning Board has adopted a phased work plan for development, adoption, and implementation of a Town Comprehensive Plan. This Project is in the first phase of work. Proposals are due by 3:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 For more information or to receive a copy of the RFP, please contact Sharon Wason, AICP, Town Planner, Foxborough Town Hall, 40 South Street, Foxborough, MA 02035; (508)543-1250 or swason@town.foxborough.ma.us. … Read entire article »

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Town Planner – Town of Foxborough

The town of Foxborough is accepting applications for the position of Town Planner. The Town Planner is a full-time department head position and is a member of the town’s senior staff. It is anticipated that the town may create a community development department in the near future, consolidating planning, historical, zoning, conservation, and building inspection functions. The Town Planner will assume the duties of community development director if a new department is formed and experience with those responsibilities is required. Experience in the areas of planning/land use, GIS, subdivision law, site development, economic development, roadway design, traffic calming concepts, grant writing/administration, and landscape design is required. Additionally, knowledge of Mass. Land use law, local zoning by-laws and regulations, subdivision law and regulation, PWED and CDBG grant programs, and housing law … Read entire article »

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2016 Annual APA-MA Award Winners!

2016 Annual APA-MA Award Winners!

On December 9th, 2015, the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) and the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) celebrated the holiday season and honored innovative planning projects and professionals across Massachusetts during the Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. The following are the 2016 APA-MA Annual Planning Awards recipients (in no particular order). Citizen Planner Award Recipient: Alan Pease, Town of Ashby Planning Board and Citizen Planner Training Collaborative   Student Project Award Bringing … Read entire article »

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Legislative Updates

Legislative Update – June 2016 BOSTON-June 9, 2016 the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to address the housing needs of the Commonwealth by updating the state’s zoning laws. The bill, An Act Promoting Housing and Sustainable Development, changes local and state zoning laws to increase housing stock and build communities that will reduce sprawl and eliminate restrictive zoning laws. Senate_Press_Release_S 2311_06 09 2016 Senate, June 9, 2016 – Text of the Senate Bill promoting housing and sustainable development (Senate, No. 2327) (being the text of Senate, No. 2311, printed as amended). Senate Bill 2327_Final_06 09 2016 Legislative Update – September 2013 Posted by D. Anthony Fields, AICP, APA-MA Legislation and Policy Officer State Legislators have returned from their August recess.  (By the way, November 20th is the target date to start their Christmas break.)  Only 73 bills had been passed into law through the … Read entire article »

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