& Associates assisted the Aquidneck Island Planning
Commission (AIPC) in the development of a West Side Master
Plan for the Island. This involved meeting with a task force
to develop project criteria and alternative land use scenarios.
Public work sessions were also organized to educate the
public about the project, brainstorm new ideas, and get
public input on the criteria and land use scenarios. Mason
& Associates also compiled existing Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) data for the AIPC and created original coverages,
including detailed maps for the three land use scenarios.
Throughout the development process, Mason & Associates
helped the AIPC to meet their specific objectives, including
the achievement of the Shared Island Vision by incorporating
the four elements, A Livable Landscape, Social Well Being,
Alternative Modes of Transportation, and Strong Economy,
into the planning process.