Public is invited to share their input at a series of events and design workshops that will result in a guiding master plan for Mashpee Commons

Mashpee Commons has announced the Mashpee Commons Master Plan Week, a design charrette that will take place from Thursday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 9, and will culminate in the presentation of an updated master plan for Mashpee Commons.

What: Mashpee Commons Master Plan Week

Where: Various locations throughout the Commons (see schedule below)

When: May 3-9, 2018 (see schedule below)

The week will consist of a series of events, meetings, and open design studios designed to engage stakeholders, the general public, and Mashpee officials for input into the design and architectural plans in the future planning of the Commons. At the conclusion of the Master Plan Week, the ideas and suggestions from the various visioning workshops will be incorporated into one guiding master plan document.

“We’re excited to host Mashpee Commons Master Plan Week, and we invite the community to join us in this important phase of the design process,” said Buff Chace, Managing General Partner for Mashpee Commons, LLC. “We’ve learned a great deal from our Visioning Workshops and Tuesday Talks, and we’re looking forward to using this design week to seek further input into the master planning process for Mashpee Commons’ undeveloped property.”

Beginning last fall, Mashpee Commons hosted a series of public visioning workshops and Tuesday Talks for Mashpee residents and stakeholders to share ideas on what they imagine for the future of the Commons, and to learn more about some of the recurring themes that were emerging. The events attracted hundreds of attendees and resulted in scores of valuable suggestions.

Mashpee Commons has been recognized both regionally and nationally as a model for Smart Growth. For decades, Mashpee residents have enjoyed the Commons’ wonderful public spaces, community events, and its retail, dining, and residential offerings. Mashpee Commons by Design was created as a means to directly engage the community to offer feedback on the next phases of Mashpee Commons.

Mashpee Commons Master Plan Week Schedule and Description

*All events are open to the public and family-friendly

Kickoff Downtown Cookout and Hands-On Workshop – Thursday, May 3rd, 5:30 pm 

Location: Mashpee Public Library

This event will kick off the Master Plan week with a family friendly cookout. Apart from enjoying a barbecue, attendees will be asked to participate in a workshop to share their ideas on some of the beginning design elements and concepts the architectural team will consider.

Pop-Up Design Studio – Open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the week, Friday, May 4th through Wednesday May 9th      

Location: 17 Market Street, Mashpee Commons

The design and architectural team will be on hand from 9am through 9pm throughout the week in the design studio sketching and creating versions of the plan. The public is invited to stop in at any time to provide feedback on the drawings and designs that are being worked on.

Community Party and Check-In – Sunday, May 6th, 3:00 p.m.

Location: Post Office Plaza, Mashpee Commons

This fun, family friendly block party will serve as a midway check-in point with members of the community and the design team, and will provide a chance for the community to provide additional feedback on the design plans that have been drafted up to that point.

Pizza Party and Wrap-Up Presentation – Wednesday, May 9th, 5:30 p.m.

Location: Mashpee Public Library

The Master Plan Week will culminate at this party, where the design team will present the final version of the Mashpee Commons guiding master plan that was worked on throughout the week.

Schedule for Topic Meetings

In addition to the various family-friendly events, the Master Plan Week will facilitate several topic-specific meetings with the designers to seek final input on the recurring themes that emerged from the Visioning Workshops and Tuesday Talks. All topic meetings will take place at the pop-up design studio located at 17 Market Street in Mashpee Commons and are open to the public.

Friday, May 4th

9:00a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Economic Development & Jobs

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Sustainability & Resiliency

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Mobility & Parking

Saturday, May 5th

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Trails, Recreation, & Active Living

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Parks, Squares, & Open Space

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Housing

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Understanding Form-Based Codes

Monday, May 6th

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Density & Design

More details on the Mashpee Commons Master Plan Week and more information about the Mashpee Commons by Design community planning process can be found by visiting mashpeecommons.com/future, or by liking the Facebook page: facebook.com/mashpeecommonsbydesign.