Imagine Sharon
Imagine Sharon

Lake Massapoag is a major natural amenity in Sharon and was the center of resort and recreation life in the 19th century.

Imagine Sharon
Imagine Sharon

Post Office Square serves as the town’s commercial and civic center and was a focus for enhancements in the plan.

Imagine Sharon
Imagine Sharon

Zoning potential mixed commercial residential industrial 01: The plan identified possible areas for new development.

Imagine Sharon
Imagine Sharon

Lake Massapoag is a major natural amenity in Sharon and was the center of resort and recreation life in the 19th century.

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  IMAGINE SHARON  

A plan that connects people to people, place to place, and ideas to action, to preserve the past and forge the town’s future.

Working closely with the Imagine Sharon Master Plan Committee, CivicMoxie led the Town’s first comprehensive master planning effort. Throughout the planning process, strong themes emerged

regarding the special character of Sharon. These themes centered on the importance of the community and the connectedness of residents in Sharon. Overwhelmingly, when asked what makes Sharon unique, residents, Town staff, and business owners answered, “the people.” This strong focus on connectivity shapes the Master Plan vision: The vision for Sharon’s future is an inclusive, accessible, and vibrant community that aims to improve quality of life for all. This vision is “Sharon Connected,” a town that connects people to people, place to place, and ideas to action, to preserve our past and forge our future.

 

The Master Plan addresses strategies for supporting vibrancy and offerings in Post Office Square, the town’s center, by increasing density through infill opportunities and exploring wastewater infrastructure options, as well as looked at ways to support better connectivity through increased walkability and location of housing and amenities. The increasing needs of an aging population as well as needed school improvements, are also addressed in the plan. Sustainability practices are woven throughout the plan. CivicMoxie worked with the Steering Committee, which got a grant from MAPC to develop a public health section of the Master Plan, to integrate public health considerations in the plan recommendations and include a Public Health chapter in the final document.

Project type:

Community engagement, comprehensive plan / master plan, downtown / district plan

Project:

Imagine Sharon Master Plan

 

Client:

Town of Sharon, MA

Location:

Sharon, MA

Completed:

July 2019

Project Type:

Community engagement, comprehensive plan / master plan, downtown / district plan

Project Team:

CivicMoxie (lead)

Karl F. Seidman Consulting

McMahon Associates

Beals and Thomas, Inc.

J.M. Goldson Community Preservation + Planning