Open space, climate resilience, historic preservation, harbor access and affordable housing: these are the pillars of the Edgartown master plan, now midway through a public process that began this past winter.

The town will hold a series of public engagement sessions in the coming weeks as a steering committee works to create a blueprint for the future.

Master plan steering committee member Juliet Mulinare came before the Edgartown select board Monday to give an update on the plan. A committee of 14 residents has been working since last fall and held a series of meetings in February to give a status report to the public. The plan is scheduled to be completed in December. Ms. Mulinare said the committee is encouraging public participation.

“Anything goes, any ideas are worth consideration and we want to hear from the community about what their areas of interest are and what they’d like to see highlighted in this plan,” Ms. Mulinare said.

Next week will kick off another round of workshops so residents can see the plan in progress and make comments, she said. The meetings will take place next Wednesday through Friday (June 15-17) at the Edgartown library.

The series kicks off with an event at the library, which will also be streamed on Zoom, so residents can hear what progress has been made since February and give feedback.

The next few days will be packed with topic-specific meetings to focus on the pillars of the plan. Meetings can be attended both in person and virtually. Pre-registration required for online participation.

There will also be separate in-person and virtual design studios for community members to draw out their ideas.

The series culminates June 22 with a virtual presentation to recap the meetings.

“In a process like this you just can’t have too much community input,” Ms. Mulinare said.

For more information, residents can go to the town master plan webpage titled Engage Edgartown (

In other business Monday, the select board approved grant applications for both a generator for the fire department and a feasibility study for the Chappaquiddick ferry. Town administrator James Hagerty told the select board the town had also received a state grant for street clean-up which will start in the fall.

“I guess it’s a grant theme on June 6,” Mr. Hagerty said.