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Posted on: May 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Community Housing Survey Results

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Community Housing Survey Results

Survey results will be presented, and feedback solicited, at the meeting of the Affordable Housing Trust, April 11, 2023, after the Select Board Meeting


At the April 11th meeting of the Affordable Housing Trust, consultants from Barrett Planning Group and Dodson & Flinker Landscape Architects, will present an analysis of the results of the Community Housing Survey, as well as a review of the findings and feedback of the February 15th Community Housing Engagement Forum. The consultants will also provide information regarding project feasibility and financing for various development scenarios for Town-owned properties at Main Street, West Chatham and Meetinghouse Road, South Chatham.

The online Community Housing Survey, which closed on March 12, received an impressive 878 responses. This survey allowed residents and others with a connection to Chatham to provide comments and feedback on the development design concepts for the Main Street and Meetinghouse Road properties that were presented at the February forum, as well as a series of images of various housing types and densities of development.

The February forum PowerPoint presentation can be found on the right hand column of this Housing webpage, and the forum itself can be viewed here.

The Affordable Housing Trust will have the opportunity to provide comments and feedback to the consultants regarding preferred development parameters, including density, housing type, site layout, for each site, taking into consideration feedback from the community engagement forums, the results of the community housing survey, and information provided by the consultants regarding project feasibility. There will be an opportunity for public comment.

This feedback will inform landscape architects Dodson & Flinker, who will then draw up the preferred design concept plans, in keeping with a grounded, feasible community vision for each site. These updated and refined plans will be shared with the community during the third and final community meeting of this engagement process in May, date to be announced.

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