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Community Development Plan
JUNE 2004

Through informed decision-making and comprehensive planning, the residents of Holland
strive to protect the town’s unique natural resources and rural character while providing the
residential, commercial, and infrastructure development needed to support a growing community

Prepared by the

HOLLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE

Debra Benveniste, Chair
Howard A. Fife, Jr.
Steven C. Ross

and the
Office of Geographic Information and Analysis
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Rick Taupier, Associate Director
Sarah Szczebak, Research Assistant
Michael Formosi, Research Assistant
Jiaying Zhang, Research Assistant
Jessie Billingham, Research Assistant

This plan was developed with funding provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via Executive Order 418 through the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Economic Development and the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction


INTRODUCTION
Section
Description
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Section
Description
Open Space and Resource Protection Summary
Housing Summary
Economic Development Summary
Transportation Summary
ELEMENT ONE: OPEN SPACE AND RESOURCE PROTECTION
Section
Description
Introduction
Open Space and Recreation Plan Summary
Open Space and Recreation Plan Introduction
Community Setting
Environmental Inventory and Analysis
Inventory of Lands of Conservation and Recreation Interest
Community Vision
Analysis of Needs
Goals and Objectives
Five-Year Action Plan
Public Comments
References
2004 Holland Open Space and Recreation Plan Maps
Section
Description
Maps are large pdf files and may take some time to download. Please note file sizes.

PDF 857K
PDF 466K
PDF 913K
PDF 482K
PDF 1.1M
PDF 1.8M
PDF 1.8M
ELEMENT TWO: HOUSING
Section
Description
Introduction
Housing Goals and Objectives
Planning and Legislative Context
Current Housing Stock Inventory and Assessment
Current and Projected Housing Availability and Demand
Housing Costs and Affordability
Potentially Suitable Locations for Future Residential Development
Housing Suitability Map
ELEMENT THREE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Section
Description
Introduction
Economic Development Goals and Objectives
Current Economic Base and Labor Pool Characteristics
Inventory and Assessment of Infrastructure for Economic Development
Current Zoning for Economic Development
Potentially Suitable Locations for Development
Strategies for Promoting Economic Development
Economic Development Suitability Map
ELEMENT FOUR: TRANSPORTATION
Section
Description
Existing Infrastructure
Pavement Management System
Traffic Count Data
Problem Identification Report
Examination of Sidewalk Network in the Town Center
APPENDICES
Section
Description
References for 2004 Holland Open Space and Recreation Plan
ADA Self-Evaluation for 2004 Holland Open Space and Recreation Plan
Example of a Lake/Pond Overlay District
Example of a Seasonal Conversion Bylaw
Value of Owner Occupied Housing Units
Units in Structure
Vacancy Status
Household Income
Age by Type of Disability for Civilian Non-institutionalized Population Age 5+
Monthly Renter Costs
Age of Householder by Household Income For Householders Aged 65 to 74
Age of Householder by Household Income for Householders Aged 75 and Older
Number of Single Family Home Sale and Average Length of Time on Market
Population Projections by Age Group From MISER
Three Alternative Models Used by MISER for Population Projections
How the Buildout Analysis of Developable Lands was Created
Three Alternative Models Used by MISER for Population Projections
Pavement Condition Data for Surveyed Roads, Town of Holland
Types of Pavement Deficiencies and Descriptions
Potential Treatments for Pavement Deficiencies
 
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