Phase I of the Local Comprehensive Planning process will be a community visioning effort. The formulation of a vision statement is an effort intended to unify Barnstable’s villages around a publicly-developed, consensus-based statement for future growth, development, and resource protection. Village-specific input will be an important part of the process. In addition to addressing town-wide issues, examining the character of the seven villages, planning to preserve their individual character, and identifying village-specific focus areas will be important aspects of the local comprehensive planning process.
Barrett Planning Group LLC. has been retained to assist with the Phase I process. Barrett Planning Group LLC. will collaborate with a team of consultants including Dodson & Flinker (Landscape Architecture and Planning), Horsley Witten Group (Engineering), FXM Associates (Economic Planning and Research) and McMahon Associates (Transportation Engineering) to develop and implement a civic engagement plan for the visioning process in collaboration with Town staff and the Local Comprehensive Planning Committee.
Community outreach efforts will be coordinated to engage Barnstable residents of all ages, both seasonal and year-round, as well as property owners, and other stakeholders. Input will be collected from residents of all seven villages, including their civic associations, and well as from less traditionally represented groups.