Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Media Release

CONTACT: Danielle McKahn, PVPC Planner, (413) 781-6045


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2012

Tornado Recovery Visioning Workshops Will Address Monson’s Future

Citizens of Monson are invited to attend the first of a series of visioning workshops for a tornado recovery plan on Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hillside Building, 29 Thompson Street.

The workshop will focus on determining the types of development residents would like to see in and near Monson Center as the town moves forward with rebuilding efforts.

Prior to the workshop, residents are encouraged to participate in an online survey about Monson Center at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MonsonCenter. Survey results will be tabulated and presented at the workshop, and will reveal the preferred development patterns of survey participants, such as streetscape treatments, building types and styles, recreation, and civic spaces.

Over the next five months, staff from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will host additional public workshops to present data and gather feedback about the impacted areas. The results of these workshops will be used to develop an updated Master Plan and Recreation Plan for the downtown residential neighborhoods and central business district, including recommendations for zoning amendments.

For more information about the visioning workshops, please contact Danielle McKahn at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at (413) 781-6045.
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