Master Planning Process
Next Stop Revere was developed and guided by members of the Revere community through two primary mechanisms – the Steering Committee and community outreach activities implemented throughout the plan. The timeline and sequence of those activities are outlined below.
Materials from those meetings can be viewed via links at the bottom of this page.
- December 6, 2018: Next Stop Revere Master Planning Process Announced
- January 15, 2019: Next Stop Revere Kick-Off Event
- March to July 2019: Informational interviews with local stakeholders
- April 10, 2019: Community Forum #1: Housing, Economic Development, and Historic & Cultural Resources
- May 8, 2019: Community Forum #2: Transportation, Energy & Climate, Open Space & Recreation, and Public Health
- July 12 to October 7, 2019: Next Stop Revere Master Plan Survey
- September 16 to 20, 2019: Shirley Ave Pop-Ups
- September to October 2019: 6 Focus Groups conducted
- January 22, 2020: Release of Next Stop Revere; public comments may be submitted via this Feedback Form.
- January 28, 2020: Next Stop Revere Community Forum #3: Recommendations and Implementation
- February 14, 2020: Close of public comment period
- Early March 2020: Final plan presentation to Planning Board
Project Team & Roles
The City partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to conduct the process, funded in part by the state’s District Local Technical Assistance program. Staff oversight for the process has been based in the City’s Office of Strategic Planning and Economic Development, where staff has previously worked with MAPC on a number of initiatives including the 2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan.
The plan was guided and shaped by a Steering Committee, appointed by the Mayor and made up of nineteen stakeholders in Revere. The Steering Committee served as the body that determined the final content of the plan, to then be presented to the Revere Planning Board for adoption.
Related Plans & Studies
As part of the master planning process, MAPC and the City conducted an inventory of plans and studies completed for the City of Revere. Plans completed within the past five to ten years were reviewed closely for their relevance to Next Stop Revere. Reports that are referenced within the Draft Plan are listed and linked to below:
- 2020 Shirley Avenue District Public Realm Guidelines (Utile, Inc.)
- 2019 Revere Pocket Park Site Suitability Analysis (MAPC)
- 2019 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Summary of Findings Report (AECOM)
- 2019 North Suffolk Integrated Community Health Needs Assessment (North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative/MGH CCHI)
- 2018 Revere Open Space & Recreation Plan, 2018-2025 (MAPC)
To ensure that a broad range of voices, perspectives, and areas of expertise was incorporated into the plan, the City worked with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to develop and implement a comprehensive Community Engagement Strategy. Outreach was done in English, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese and Spanish. Over 500 people participated in a citywide survey, over 400 attendees participated in community forums, and 50 people were part of focus groups.
Community Meeting Materials
Slideshows, posters, and event videos for the citywide community forums are listed below.
January 15, 2019
Master Plan Kickoff
April 10, 2019
Housing, Economic Development, and Historic & Cultural Resources
- Presentation Slides (MAPC, PDF)
- Data Boards Packet (MAPC, PDF)
- RevereTV: MAPC Presentation (RevereTV, YouTube)
- RevereTV: Economic Development and Housing Breakout Sessions (RevereTV, YouTube)
May 8, 2019
Transportation, Energy & Climate, Public Health, and Open Space