Town of Acton, MA
Acton 2020
Comprehensive Community Plan

Kelley's Corner Improvement Initiative: The Corner that Connects Us

One of the key components of the Comprehensive Community Plan is the improvement of the Town of Acton's various villages and so-called centers. Improving Kelley's Corner is a long-term priority of the Board of Selectman and was deemed to be a high priority action item in the Plan resulting from Acton 2020's Phase II community input forums.

The Kelley's Corner Improvement Initiative is a long-term project that will involve various phases of planning and will offer opportunities for community input throughout the planning process. The key elements of improvement are community, character and connections.

Character: Design guidelines and zoning to create an attractive gateway including attracting desirable retail.

Community: Informal gathering places that connect us.

Connections: Improved mobility for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

What's Happening

September 2014

Mark your calendar! On September 16, the Kelley's Corner Steering Committee and The Cecil Group will host the 2nd Public Workshop at Acton Town Hall at 7:00 P.M. The Cecil Group will discuss their latest findings and present alternatives for Kelly's Corner in terms of traffic flow, land planning, and urban design.

August 2014

The first phase of the Kelley’s Corner Improvement Initiative evaluates existing conditions. In August, the Cecil Group provided an existing conditions summary report. Please click here to view the report.

May 2014

On May 7th and May 10th respectively, the Acton 2020 Committee, the Kelley's Corner Steering Committee, and The Cecil Group hosted a Public Workshop and Open House to garner public input. Please click here to see the report and results of these public input sessions.

March 2014

On March 12, 2014, the Kelley's Corner Steering Committee held its kick-off meeting. The presentation from that evening can be found here. For more information about the Kelley's Corner Steering Committee please click here.

February 2014

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) conducted a 1-day intensive workshop. Their presentation can be viewed here.

December 2013

The Cecil Group was chosen as the consultant group for the Kelley's Corner Improvement Initiative work, the creation of a Kelley's Corner design framework and a preliminary engineering plan for public infrastructure investments, set forth at the 2012 Town Meeting.

August 2013

A Briefing and Q&A session for prospective consultants took place on August 26, 2013 at Town Hall. The Town Manager formed a consultant selection committee tasked with undertaking a careful and diligent review of proposals, checking references, and conducting interviews.

April 2013

In April 2013, the Acton Annual Town Meeting appropriated $277,000 for the Kelley's Improvement Initiative. The funds became available on July 1 with the beginning of the new fiscal year.

March 2013

The Acton 2020 Committee held a public forum on March 7 to discuss how we can move forward together in transforming Kelley's Corner. Please see presentation slides and FAQs.