Master Plan!

In the Fall of 2012, the Town of Ware embarked upon a large-scale Master Plan process. Using supporting research conducted by the UMass Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department, this year-long process will create a 10-year vision and strategic plan for Ware in areas ranging from community and economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and transportation.

UMass graduate student, Christina Mills, is continuing the work begun last fall to examine the current business mix of the downtown, the available space for new businesses and the way residents and consumers use the downtown and the types of businesses they want to see.

Beginning this week, consumers from Ware and surrounding towns are invited to participate in a Customer Survey of Ware’s Downtown. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and has been designed to gather basic information about customer activity – or non-activity.  It provides a range of suggested business types which could foster the development of a more vibrant, walkable and engaging downtown.  Finally, it asks a few questions about how the respondent feels about existing businesses (hours, variety, quality) and parking.

Take the survey online here!