Category Archives: Planning

Townwide Master Planning

Email today from the Townwide Master Planning  Committee (copy at the end below) sharing results of its forum and survey, and I inserted examples of the Committee’s use and promotion of “#medfieldspecialplaces” (including one person’s attempt at doing a selfie) – extra points to anyone knowing whose dog it is, or where the train engine is located.



#medfieldspecialplaces – Straw Hat Park is a great addition to the vibrancy of our downtown – who knew that such a small place could make such a big impact!



Happy New Year and THANK YOU for your participation in the Townwide Master Planning Committee’s “Community Conversation” either in person at the October 20th forum at Blake Middle School or online via the follow-up online survey. Your input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the master plan. The summary report is HERE and the online survey responses are HERE.


The Townwide Master Planning Committee and consultant team are performing an enumeration of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources. We’ll reach back out in advance of the next public meeting (approx. late winter/early spring). Let us know if you have any questions or comments by using THIS form.
Townwide Master Planning Committee (TWMPC)
Jay Duncan, Chair

Teresa James
Jessica Reilly
Mary McCarthy
Tom Erb
Roberta Lynch
Kevin Ryder
William Harvey
Michael Pastore
Jerry Potts
Philip Stashenko
Laurel Scotti
Sean Kay
Cynthia Greene
Matt Triest
Osler L. Peterson
Sarah Raposa, Town Planner
Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator


Medfield Hashtag Project: #MedfieldSpecialPlaces
Share a selfie at one of your favorite places and say why.
Don’t forget to use: #MedfieldSpecialPlaces so we can all see!



Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027

MPR public information session 1/6 re potential new building

From Kevin Ryder –

MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2020 6:30PM @ PFAFF MEDFIELD PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT PUBLIC INFO SESSION FOR NEW PARK & REC CENTER Have your voice heard on what should be part of a potential new Park & Recreation Center in Medfield! Hear from Park & Rec and the consultants about progress and work done to date.

I wanted to update you on the status of our work with the consultants from Abacus in regard to a new Park & Rec facility.

We will be hosting a PUBLIC INFO SESSION on Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Pfaff. The goal of this session is to update the public on the process and solicit information from the public about what they want to see in a new facility.

I have attached a flyer to this email. Could you pass the word along to the Selectmen?

Any questions, please let me know


Kevin Ryder, CPRP

Director of Parks & Recreation


“5-Minute” Townwide Master Plan Visioning Survey

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5 Minute Townwide Master Plan Visioning Survey

Where we are in the process: The process starts with this “Community Conversation” (in person at the 10/20 forum and online via this survey) where input from residents, business leaders, and town officials is solicited. This stakeholder input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the plan. The TWMP Committee and consultant team are also doing an inventory of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources (second piece). The third and final piece of the process is the creation of an “Implementation Plan” to guide town officials over then next 10-20 years.

This survey is an opportunity for you to participate in this process. It is estimated that it will take you less than 5 minutes to respond to the questions.

Continue to Survey Monkey

Tonight – Dale Street School Workshop

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Please Join the Town of Medfield, Medfield Public Schools and the Dale Street School Building Committee for a Community Educational Visioning Workshop Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM Dale Street School Cafeteria, 45 Adams Street, Medfield, MA Come help us begin the Educational Programming Phase for the new Dale Street Elementary School. With the help of our Educational Planner, David Stephen of New Vista Design and Educational Planner, Emily Grandstaff-Rice of Arrowstreet, we as a community will collaborate, explore and shape Medfield’s educational vision for the new school. In turn, we will begin to define how to best manifest this vision into the architecture of the school. DALE STREET SCHOOL PROJECT Agenda:  MSBA Process and educational Visioning Overview  Priority Goals for the New or Renovation/ Addition School  21st Century Teaching and Learning  Design Patterns  Guiding Principles  Discussion of Options  Recording of the Dale Street School‘s Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities and Goals as Connected to the School’s Design Goals

Master Plan – take the survey


Take the Townwide Master Planning  Committee’s SURVEY –  only 4 minutes to share your views of our town’s attributes and deficits, to help the TWMPC develop the master plan for our town’s next 20 years.


TOWNWIDE MASTER PLAN Did you miss the 10/20 Community Dinner & Public Forum but have some ideas? Please take the online visioning survey by Dec 20th. It only takes 5 minutes! JOIN THE CONVERSATION: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MEDFIELD FROM ALL ANGLES hold your smartphone camera over the QR Code, click the notification, and take the survey (may not work on all devices) Pilot: Jay Duncan Photo: Teresa James

Report on TWMPC’s 10/20 public forum

Below is the first of forty-three pages summarizing the results of the Townwide Master Planning  Committee’s public forum held 10/20/19, at which over 120 residents shared a community dinner and jointly outlined our town’s issues.

Read the whole report here 20191107-DP-0-Medfield-Public-Forum-#1-SUMMARY

Take the 5 minute visioning survey

From Town Planner, Sarah Raposa, for the Townwide Master Planning  Committee  –

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5-Minute Visioning Survey (follow-up to forum for folks who couldn’t attend):


Open Space & recreation Plan Update Survey:



Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner