Carlisle Planning

Carlisle, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ]  Develop conceptual plans for supportive housing and a multi-generational community center on a 6 acre town owned parcel. Build support for implementation.

[ THE RESPONSE ]  Abacus organized a series of community planning charrettes and public meetings to understand needs, get input on options, and build consensus around the best proposal.  Plans locate program elements in relation to each other, public access, and adjacent open space.  Buildings and parking fit into the rural landscape while meeting anticipated town needs.