Thank you to those who have participated in the ETC NEXT Town Center Master Plan update!
About ETC NEXT
ETC NEXT is the Town of Essex’s process to re-imagine Essex Town Center. The original master plan for Essex Town Center was completed in 1991 and, while a useful guide for long-term planning in the area, it did not anticipate the ongoing changes in the regional development market and pressures for housing that exist today. Much has changed.
The ETC NEXT project has included a substantial effort to engage the Essex Community. This included a Focus Group Workshop, two Community Surveys, a Community Workshop and the ongoing coordination of the effort with a community- based Steering Committee. All of these inputs, and the resultant draft plans and analyses, are now ready. Please see the Planning Commission agendas for details on meetings at which the final draft of the plan will be reviewed and public input will be heard.