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The Dedham 2030 Master Planning process will engage the community to document a vision for the town's future. This effort, which is part of the state-defined Master Planning process, will begin in 2019 and last approximately two years. 


The Dedham 2030 Master Plan, created by the Planning Board, will consist of:

  • 7 members appointed at large
    • 5 appointed by Planning Board
    • 2 appointed by Select Board
  • 2 Planning Board members
  • 1 Select Board member
  • 1 Parks and Recreation member
  • 1 School Committee member

Overview of Master Plan 2030

In Massachusetts, cities and towns are required periodically to develop a master plan that defines goals and policies relating to land use, housing, economic development, natural and cultural resources, open space and recreation, services and facilities, transportation, and master plan implementation.

Dedham’s Master Plan 2030 will also include a rigorous analysis of public health and livability to ensure that resident well-being be incorporated as a metric for town programs and policies.

The Master Plan 2030 Committee responsibilities include selecting and overseeing a planning consultant who will help the Town actively engage the community using a variety of mechanisms. The committee and consultant will work with stakeholders, including town departments, boards, committees, and the public, to compile data and make recommendations to help guide future decision-making.

For more information, please review two documents generated by the Town’s 2009 master planning process,