Events

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Public Forum - Presenting the Plan (LexingtonNext)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Virtual Event Via Zoom 

Since 2017, through the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC), the Town has been working to collect public input to develop the Comprehensive Plan update known as LexingtonNext. At this time, the CPAC invites all members of the Lexington community to a public forum to give feedback on the key recommendations of the LexingtonNext Comprehensive Plan; the Plan will be used to set the direction and guide decision-making for the future development of Lexington. The forum will cover: 

  • Present Draft Key Recommendations
  • Solicit public feedback
  • Discuss proposed goals, objectives, and key strategies 

Public Input Forum - Attractive and Vibrant Commercial Corridors in Lexington

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Virtual Event Via Zoom 

LexingtonNext Project Co-Leads, Community Circle and Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, will sponser a community input event to discuss what makes commercial areas vibrant and attractive. Engage in a conversation revolving Lexington's commercial areas and share your ideas! Topic areas included:

  • What makes a commercial area vibrant and attractive?
  • What Improvements could we make to the Town Center, East Lexington, and other commercial areas in Lexington?
  • How can we attract more patrons to our commercial areas?
  • How can we entice visitors to stay longer?

Public Input Forum - Housing in Lexington

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Virtual Event Via Zoom 

LexingtonNext Project Co-Leads, Community Circle and Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, sponsered a community input event to review existing housing trends and identify current housing needs in Lexington. Topic areas included:

  • Housing gaps in Lexington - What housing is missing? 
  • Affordability & aging in place - How can Lexington create housing that is appropriate for all ages and income ranges? 
  • Equity - What tools can Lexington use to support and advance housing equity in Lexington?
  • Learn by example - What can Lexington learn from other communities? 
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Public Input Forum - Goals and Vision

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Virtual Event Via Zoom LexingtonNext Project Co-Leads, Community Circle and Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, sponsered a community input event to review key findings of the inventory of existing conditions and refine a vision and goals to guide Lexington’s future and began identifying strategies for their completion.

    Open Space, Recreation and Natural Resources - Trends and Existing Conditions 

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in Estabrook Hall, Cary Memorial Building

    A discussion of current open space inventory and recreational programing and facilities. The recording of the February 27, 2020 presentations by Melissa Battite, Director of Recreation and Community Programs, Peter Coleman, Assistant Director of Recreation, Karen Mullins, Conservation Director, and Jordan McCarron, Conservation Land Steward features many key facts that will aid in the comprehensive planning process. The presentation was concluded with a Q & A session that featured useful clarfiifying questions and ideas for improvement. 

    Historic Resources and Preservation in Lexington - Trends and Existing Conditions

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Cary Memorial Hall Auditorium 

    What historic resources does Lexington have to offer? Why does Lexington benefit from historic preservationa nd what are we doing to protect these resources?  The intent of this event was to inform residents of the current historic resources and preservation efforts of the Town. The recording of the September 24, 2019 presentation by Carol Kowalski, Assistant Town Manager for Development, features many key facts that will aid in the comprehensive planning process. The presentation was concluded with a Q & A session that featured useful clarfiifying questions and ideas for improvement. The video to this event will be made available soon. 

    Economic Development in Lexington - Trends and Existing Conditions

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in Estabrook Hall, Cary Memorial Building

    Where do you see Lexington in 10 years?  Leading into the development of the new Comprehensive Plan, the Town of Lexington will present a series of presentations that will go over current and future economic development trends of Lexington. The intent of this event was to inform residents of who and what we are planning for in the Comprehensive Plan. The recording of the May 15, 2019 presentations by Carol Kowalski, Assistant Town Manager for Development, Town of Lexington and Melisa Tintocalis, Economic Development Director, Town of Lexington features many key facts that will aid in the comprehensive planning process. 

    "Getting Lexington There" Transportation Presentation - Trends and Existing Conditions

    Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in Estabrook Hall, Cary Memorial Building

    Explore current and future transportation trends of Lexington as we plan for our future.  This recording of the April 4, 2019 presentations by Pat Sullivan, Executive Director, Seaport Transportation Management Association, Susan Barrett, Transportation Manager, Town of Lexington, Stacey Beuttell, Deputy Director, WalkBoston, and Peggy Enders, Chair, Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee features many compelling statistics. 

    Housing - Trends and Existing Conditions

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the DPW building 

    Housing trends in Lexington are important for how we plan for the future. Existing conditions and trends may help identify gaps in housing needs. This recording of the March 21, 2019 presentations by Julie Mercier, AICP, Lexington Planning Director, Liz Rust, Director of the Regional Housing Services Office and Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Housing Choice Initiative Director, and CPAC member Matt Daggett featured many interesting and useful housing trends in Lexington. 

    "Who Will Lexington Be?" Demographics - Trends and Existing Conditions

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the DPW building

    Demographic trends in Lexington's population are important for how we plan for the future. What are the projections for age, ethnicity, and school enrollment in Lexington? Planning for Lexington's future land and development needs must consider how our population may be changing. This recording of the March 7, 2019 presentations by Marian Cohen, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Social Research at Framingham State University and Maureen Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Director of Planning & Assessment, Lexington Public Schools included lively audience Q&A. 

    Comprehensive Plan Update to the Board of Select Board 

    Monday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Select Board's meeting room, Town Office Building

    Carol Kowalski, Assistant Town Manager for Development, Sarah Felton, Chair, CPAC, and Ray Yuan, Vice Chair, CPAC presented an update of the Comprehensive Plan to the Lexington Board of Selectmen on March 5, 2019. The update includes a brief history and goals of the CPAC as well as future opportunities to be informed of Lexington demographics and provide public input. 

    Lexington Facilitated Small Group Conversations - World Cafe

    November 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett rd

    Lexington Facilitated Small Group Conversations - World Cafe

    October 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria at Joseph Estabrook Elementary, 117 Grove St.

    League of Women Voters of Lexington, First Friday Forum: Planning for the Future - Lexington Comprehensive Plan

    October 5, 2018 at 9:15 AM in the Cary Memorial Library.

    Lexington Facilitated Small Group Conversation

    September 25th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building.

    Your Lexington

    Kick-Off for the development of the new Comprehensive Plan. Facilitated by Howard Stein Hudson
    Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Battin Hall, Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue. 

    Regional Economic Development Issues and Trends: Panel Discussions Hosted by the CPAC

    June 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Lexington Department of Public Works.
    March 23, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. View event video

    Regional Housing Issues and Trends: Panel Discussions Hosted by the CPAC

    May 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Lexington Community Center. View event video
    April 23, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Lexington Community Center. View event video

    Regional Transportation Issues and Trends: Panel Discussions Hosted by the CPAC

    May 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM at the Lexington Community Center. View event video
    February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Estabrook Hall, Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue. View event video

    Initial Orientation Meeting Hosted by the CPAC

    January 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Estabrook Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue. View event video
    Presentation materials from this meeting

    Please fill out our Comprehensive Plan Panel Discussion Series Comment Form, if you have any feedback on the panel discussions.

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