Commission members at the 495 MW SECC Inaugural Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

9:00 am -11:00 am, Friday, March 3rd at the Boxborough Public Library 
427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough MA 01719

March 2017 495MW SECC Agenda  docx format of March 2017 495MW SECC Agenda

April 3, 2017

May 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Overview

The 495/ MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission was established by the Legislature in Section 233 of Chapter 165 of the Session Laws of 2015. The commission will study development challenges experienced by edge communities, including transportation, water, cellular, and energy infrastructure, transit services, residential development, reuse of former industrial facilities and historic mills, brownfields reclamation, downtown redevelopment and other such constraints. The commission will then develop policy responses and recommendations to ensure that edge communities can participate in state development initiatives and benefit from state resources. The commission will focus its investigation and study on the 35 municipalities served by the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc. and develop a pilot program to address the issues to be studied and investigated by the commission. 

Relevant Documents

Opportunities for All - the Strategy and Plan for Making Massachusetts Great Everywhere  pdf format of Strategy and Plan for Making Massachusetts Great
file size 10MB

Commercial Real Estate Report - 2016  pdf format of Commercial Real Estate Report - 2016

Transportation Nightmares Summary  pdf format of Transportation Nightmares Summary

Transportation Nightmares Report  pdf format of Transportation Nightmares Report

Strength in Numbers Report - 2016  pdf format of Strength in Numbers Report - 2016
file size 2MB

Reinventing Transit - A Blueprint for Investing in Regional Transportation Authorities for Strong Gateway City Economies

495/MetroWest Partnership - Compact Plan

Beyond Boston - Massachusetts DOT

September 16, 2016 - Ashland - Transportation

MassDOT FY12-21 Spending in the 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Communities  pdf format of MassDOT FY12-21 Spending in 495/MetroWest

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority's Transit Options, Opportunities, and Challenges  pdf format of MWRTA Transit Options, Opportunities, and Challenges
file size 5MB

UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center's Regional Commuting Patterns Analysis  pdf format of UMass Dartmouth Regional Commuting Analysis
file size 1MB

October 28, 2016 - Maynard - Downtown Redevelopment

MA Downtown Initiative & TA Connect  pdf format of MA Downtown Initiative & TA Connect

Town of Maynard/ Mill & Main Redevelopment  pdf format of Town of Maynard/ Mill & Main Redevelopment
file size 2MB

November 18, 2016 - Acton - Housing

DHCD Housing Presentation 495 MW SECC  pdf format of DHCD Housing Presentation 495 MW SECC
file size 2MB

Public Policy Center Housing Presentation 495 MW SECC  pdf format of Public Policy Center Housing Presentation 495 MW SECC
file size 1MB

January 27, 2017 - Westborough - Water Resources

DEP Presentation - 495 Metrowest  pdf format of DEP Presentation - 495 Metrowest

MWWA Presentation - 495 Metrowest  pdf format of MWWA Presentation - 495 Metrowest
file size 1MB

MWRA Advisory Board

February 10, 2017 - North Grafton - Commercial Real Estate

MassDevelopment - Helping Businesses & Communities Grow  pdf format of MassDevelopment - Helping Businesses & Communities Grow

Great Places  pdf format of Great Places
file size 1MB

495MW Commercial Real Estate Report 2017  pdf format of 495MW Commercial Real Estate Report 2017

Public Policy Center - Commercial Tax Base  pptx format of Public Policy Center - Commercial Tax Base

Commission Members:

Three Members of the Senate

Senator Karen Spilka - Co-Chair
Senator Jamie Eldridge
Senator Richard Ross

Three Members from the House of Representatives

Representative Kate Hogan - Co-Chair
Representative Carolyn Dykema
Representative David Muradian

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development or a Designee

Assistant Secretary of Communities and Programs Juan Vega - Co-Chair

Secretary of Transportation or a Designee

David Mohler

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs or a Designee

Louis Ciavarra

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency or a Designee

Kelly Arvidson

Member selected by the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc.

Paul Matthews

Member selected by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Elizabeth Weyant

Member selected by the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Inc

Tom Moses

Member selected by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors

Chris Kluchman

Member selected by NAIOP Massachusetts, Inc.

Ham Hackney

Member selected by Massachusetts Water Works Association Inc.

John Westerling

Member selected by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority

Edward Carr, Administrator of the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority

Persons appointed by the Governor

Peter Barbieri - Holliston Board of Assessors
Daniel Morgado - Shrewsbury Town Manager
Elaine lazarus - Hopkinton Director of Land Use
Selina Shaw - Boxborough Town Administrator
Kevin Sweet - Maynard Town Administration
William Scully - Director of Transportation Planning & Complete Streets Program Practice Leader, Green International Affiliates, Inc 
Stephanie Forsythe - Senior Project Manager, Black Brook Realty
Judith Otto - Geography Department, Framingham State University 
Ken Weismantel - Chairman of the Planning Board of the Town of Hopkinton