Coming up on 3 years since the project began being publicly discussed, the Wellesley Unified Plan got the Board of Selectmen’s official blessing earlier this week.
The ambitious document, described by BoS Vice Chair Marjorie Freiman as “an aspirational blueprint” of conversations that took place across town departments and the community, covers the town’s vision for everything from land use to transportation to education.
The Planning Department and Board of Selectmen tidied things up before Planning Director Michael Zehner departed for a new job in North Carolina.
Wellesley Executive Director Meghan Jop pointed out that even the draft Unified Plan already helped the town plot its Housing Production Plan and affordable housing efforts.
BoS member Beth Sullivan Woods said it will be important to view the Unified Plan as “a living document” and to iterate on it regularly. This will help reassure residents and others with a stake in Wellesley that that the town’s vision remains alive and on track.