The Mayor's Office and Planning Department are working on creating new zoning for the Bass River Area - a prime opportunity in Beverly, and the region, to help meet the City's housing and economic needs through transit-oriented development and to provide better public access to the Bass River waterfront.
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Anticipated Process (Fall/Winter 2021-22)
Joint Public Hearing
Planning Board Vote
City Council Vote
Meet with the Mayor: Monday, October 4th from 5:30-6:45 PM @ Obear Park (NOTE: Rain Location is Ryal Side Civic Association)
Meet with the Mayor: TBD @ Gillis Park (or somewhere else in Goat Hill)
Beverly Bass River District Vision and Action Plan
This planning effort began in summer 2013 and was funded by the Barr Foundation. The Bass River industrial district and adjacent downtown areas were targeted in the City's 2002 Master Plan and MAPC's 2011 North Shore Priority Development and Priority Preservation Plan for appropriate compact, mixed use design with accompanying improvements in transportation safety and connectivity to create additional opportunities for economic activity, waterfront recreation and housing. See a map of the study area (BMP).
MAPC and the City worked with residents and property owners, businesses and Councilors to create the 2014 Beverly Bass River District Vision and Action Plan, which furthered those recommendations by developing the vision for the area and providing recommendations for how to achieve that vision.