Preserving Agricultural Lands in Littleton
MAGIC Agricultural Project. Littleton is a lead community for the agricultural project being undertaken by the MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) subregion of MAPC. Read the January 2014 report. Read more.
Preserving Agricultural Lands - The Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and Agricultural Commission met on Thursday, May 16, 2013 for a discussion of potential alternatives for addressing town and landowner goals for preserving Agricultural Lands, facilitated by Mark Racicot, Director of the Land Use Division of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). See PowerPoint presentation.
2013 Town Meeting approves acquisition of Church Meadows property -Voters at the Town of Littleton's May 6, 2013 Annual Town Meeting approved the acquisition of the 7.16-acre Church Meadows property at 194 Great Road on Route 2A/119 for agricultural use. The Congregational Church of Littleton has agreed to sell the property for its appraised value of $415,000. See plan of land. See map of agricultural soils.
2011 Town Meeting approves zoning amendments to support agriculture- Littleton's May 2, 2011 Annual Town Meeting approved amendments to the zoning by-law to amend the uses allowed on active farms in residential districts and protect the future of the farming economy. Read story from Smart Growth America. Read more.
Right to Farm By-law, Agricultural Commission - The May 8, 2006 Annual Town Meeting voters passed a Right-to-Farm By-law and established an Agricultural Commission.
Morrison/Nagog Hill Orchard property - The December 13, 1999 Special Town Meeting had voted to acquire the 129-acre Morrison/Nagog Hill Orchard property for $2,930,000. The May 8, 2000 Annual Town Meeting authorized the Board of Selectmen to enter into a ten-year lease with Nagog Fruiters, Inc. for the Morrison/Nagog Hill Orchard property for agricultural purposes. That lease has been extended on a year-by-year basis since 2010.
PPT presentation from May 16, 2013 Public Forum
Map of agricultural soils - Church Meadows, Couper Farm, Fletcher property on Rt. 2A/119
Church Meadows plan of land
Church Meadows purchase & sale agreement
Littleton's Right to Farm by-law
Morrison/Nagog Hill Farm 2000 lease agreement 2009 Open Space Plan inventory (including Chapter 61 land)
Smart Growth America: Spotlight on Sustainability