Residents will have a say in the future of Revere’s open space, transportation, and economic development at a meeting planned for this month.
The first conversations about the city’s first comprehensive master plan in more than four decades will take place at the Rumney Marsh Academy on Jan. 15 from 6-8 p.m.
The plan is expected to set a course for the future of Revere, which has unique opportunities for transit-oriented development, amenities for visitors, and the space to accommodate growing industries.
“Something special is happening in Revere,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo in a statement. “For years, we’ve had an amazing urban school system, prime access to regional transportation networks, a beautiful coastline and residents who care about their city and want to build a brighter future for the next generation. The time is right for us to seize the opportunities ahead of us. I’m looking forward to working hand-in-hand with the community to set a course for what the future of Revere will hold.”
The city is teaming up with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a six-month community engagement process. The team will incorporate the community’s vision for maintaining and improving quality of life in the city.
Transportation, climate resiliency, land use, and zoning will all be discussed. When completed, the plan will identify a set of actions for the city to take over the next 10 to 20 years.
“Revere is already one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in the region,” said Marc Draisen, MAPC’s executive director. “This planning process will help the city’s residents, businesses, and government leaders to set a vision for the future that will allow Revere to remain a place where all residents can live and prosper.”
A new steering committee will provide community expertise, experience, oversight, and recommendations. Community members are asked to nominate themselves to join.