Kingston Master Plan

Kingston, MA
Key Elements
  • Municipal master plan 
  • Climate mitigation strategies 
  • Transportation capacity assessment 

Nitsch provided infrastructure and sustainability analyses for the Town of Kingston’s Master Plan update. We reviewed existing data related to transportation, water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure; and prepared recommendations that can be implemented as Kingston grows. Our recommendations focused on the implementation of green infrastructure and climate mitigation strategies, as well as the assessment of future transportation capacity requirements. 

Based on available demographic data and traffic counts, Nitsch determined growth trends over time. We studied town-wide crash information to identify safety deficiencies at locations that would benefit from improvements. After collecting and analyzing this data, we recommended strategies that would help the Town achieve its goals of increasing livability and walkability and improving access to transit.  

During the planning process, there was a significant component of public participation. Nitsch participated in a three-day charrette in Town Hall, helping to educate the public on the possibilities for stormwater and transportation infrastructure improvements. 

Key Collaborators

Owner: Town of Kingston 
Master Planner: Brovitz Community Planning & Design