Project Goals

Drafted January 2010 by the Medford Vision Update Workgroup

Land Use and the Community
  • Preserve parcels, structures, and areas that retain the character of historic Medford.
  • Provide a diversity of housing for all segments of the population.
  • Limit large format retail and industrial land uses to appropriately zoned areas.
  • Identify and acquire parcels for new active and passive parks.
  • Expand community facilities, services, and civic spaces.

The Hamlet Center
  • Create a Hamlet Center near the railroad station with a distinctive identity that provides a ‘sense of place’ for the community.
  • Encourage neighborhood retail and professional offices in and adjacent to the Hamlet Center.
  • Provide roadway and streetscape improvements that encourage pedestrian use, calm traffic, and support an attractive and functional Hamlet Center.
Green Spaces
  • Identify and acquire environmentally significant open space.
  • Create green space connections for pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • Provide transit service enhancements in the Hamlet Center.
  • Provide appropriate roadway improvements to serve existing large format retail and industrial areas.
  • Provide sidewalks and other roadway improvements that support safe routes to school.

  • Continue to work with community representatives to guide process.
  • Modify zoning regulations to insure that future development meets community objectives for Medford’s “Opportunity Areas” and Hamlet Center.
  • Designate selected green spaces as sending areas for transfer of development rights.
  • Designate the Hamlet Center as a priority receiving area for transfer of development rights.
  • Provide zoning codes that encourage safer and more attractive commercial areas.
Important Dates
First Public Meeting:
January 13, 2010 at 7PM at the Medford Firehouse
Second Public Meeting:
March 3, 2010 at 7PM at the Medford Firehouse