The Master Plan Selection Committee, including members of the Master Plan Steering Committee, has completed their review of the Master Plan bids received in response to the Master Plan Request for Proposals. Five bids were received in response to the Town’s second advertisement for proposals and the Committee reviewed and evaluated four of the proposals according to the evaluation criteria included in the materials. The Committee made a unanimous recommendation to Mayor Kokoros to award the contract to JM Goldson, LLC.
The Selection Committee that completed the review includes:
- Shelley North, Master Plan Steering Committee Member
- Rayna Rubin, Master Plan Steering Committee Member
- Erin Joyce, Planning Board Chair, Master Plan Steering Committee Member
- Melissa SantucciRozzi, Director of Planning and Community Development
- Nicole Taub, Chief of Staff and Director of Operations
“Thank you to the Master Plan Steering Committee and members of the Selection Committee for their continued dedication to ensuring the best for Braintree as we move forward in this long-awaited process,” said Mayor Kokoros.
JM Goldson was founded in 2006 by Jennifer M. Goldson, AICP. JM Goldson, a Massachusetts-certified Women Business Enterprise, provides expertise in master planning, community visioning, historic preservation, community preservation and affordable housing using a renowned approach for facilitating highly-interactive public engagement.
“Jenn Goldson and the team she has put together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Town’s Master Plan process. Her firm’s award-winning experience developing master plans in other communities will be an asset to the Town as we develop our own master plan to guide future development and growth while maintaining our community and small-town charm.”
The first phase of the master plan process will include a project kick off meeting with the Master Plan Steering Committee, guided tour of Braintree, review of all relevant local and regional plans and studies, data collection and consultation with key staff and stakeholders. A public community forum will also be held to encourage community discussion and begin the series of inclusive and community-wide participation. Information regarding the process will be made available through a dedicated website that will be established during the first phase.
A copy of the proposal submitted by JM Goldson can be found here.