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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan is a comprehensive, non-statutory, and long-term planning document that provides vision, direction, and a defined achievable future for the Town by establishing specific goals and strategies for land use; housing; economic development; natural, cultural, and historic resources; open space and recreation; public facilities and services; and transportation and mobility.

The planning process will include research regarding baseline conditions in the Town and a series of public meetings and interviews with key stakeholders to gather input on key issues and opportunities facing the Town. The Master Plan will include a vision statement, a list of strategic goals to achieve this vision, an analysis of the plans various elements, and an implementation plan identifying required specific actions and projects.

Q2. What does the Master Plan process look like?

The planning process will span approximately one year long, including the following steps:

  1. Identify Opportunities and Challenges;
  2. Develop the Community Vision and Goals;
  3. Develop Recommendations;
  4. Develop the Implementation Plan; and
  5. Prepare the final Master Plan.

Q3. How can interested parties participate and learn what is going on during the Master Plan process?

Visit the Master Plan website at for regular updates on the planning process and engagement opportunities!

Information on specific meetings, including public meetings and pop-up events will also be posted through other means, for example, through social media, local news, and the Town’s website. If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Team through the Master Plan website Feedback Form or contact Matthew Heins, Planning Board Assistant via phone (781-709-1433) or email at