Low Impact Development Study

Prepared by CMRPC for the Town of Grafton

On December 1, 2015 it was announced that Grafton had been selected to receive technical assistance from the partnership of Mass Audubon, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, Horsley Witten Group, Inc, and the Blackstone River Coalition.

An analysis was prepared by the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and Mass Audubon as part of a technical assistance project, "Nutrient Reduction through Innovative Land Use Techniques: Overcoming Municipal Implementation Barriers". The project provides training and technical assistance to communities in the Massachusetts portion of the Blackstone Watershed to apply cost-effective Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. Specifically, this report evaluates selected land use regulations in the Town of Grafton in relation to models and exam­ples from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Smart Growth/Smart Energy Toolkit and other sources in relation to the use of LID and Green Infrastructure (GI) techniques in development. The focus is primarily on residential development.

The final report was presented to the Planning Board on May 16, 2016. View the following links to review the presentation and analysis. You can watch the Planning Board meeting of May 16, 2016 via the Grafton Community Television Video On Demand webpage. Please contact the Planning Department if you have any questions. Thank you.

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