Updating the Blueprint for Community Growth
Tighe & Bond worked closely with the Town of Thomaston Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) Steering Committee to update Thomaston’s 2004 Plan of Conservation and Development. A POCD is a community’s “blueprint” for the future. It is the broadest policy document that the Town of Thomaston will have to guide decision-making on development and conservation over the next ten years and beyond. Tighe & Bond worked closely with the Steering Committee to create a Plan that provides an update on accomplishments since the 2004 POCD, analyzes current conditions, and identifies anticipated trends and visions for the future.
Tighe & Bond led the coordination of community-wide forums to seek input and create buy-in on the plan development and created an electronic survey to further solicit public input. Tighe & Bond summarized the current conditions and identified needs for the following elements in the POCD Update: Thomaston history, demographic trends, land use and growth patterns, housing, transportation, infrastructure and community services, and future Thomaston form. The plan includes a prioritized implementation and action plan with timelines and responsible parties for reaching the goals of the POCD.
Tighe & Bond provided master planning support to the Town of Thomaston while updating the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development. Tighe & Bond also helped to coordinate public outreach to garner community buy-in for the revised Plan of Conservation and Development.