International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

Date of Award

3-2017

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P)

Department

International Development, Community and Environment

Chief Instructor

Dr. Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Abstract

As a part of West Brookfield’s 2018 Master Plan, The Route 9 and Route 67 Corridor GIS Analysis project was developed for Planners at The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) to analyze the major corridors running through West Brookfield, Massachusetts. A series of maps were created using numerous data sources and queries to visualize the area’s land use, development, and environmental features. The resulting maps highlighted existing land uses, constraints, and potential development and conservation opportunities across the town. The Route 9 and Route 67 Corridor Analysis project helped CMRPC to formulate policy recommendations including zoning bylaw amendments and districts for development, and zoning conservation provisions for land preservation. Ultimately, the Town plans to use this analysis with CMRPC’s recommendations as a basis for developing future land use policies focused on development and conservation in West Brookfield.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.