Crafting a New Comprehensive Master Plan

Weekly Update

    September 27, 2016

    Thank you to all who participated in Monday’s Master Plan Visioning Open House. More than 80 people attended the event hosted by the Manchester Master Plan Committee and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Input from the open house will help develop a comprehensive new Master Plan to serve as the foundation for policy, project and budget decisions over the coming years. 

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The Master Plan Process

The Town of Manchester is undertaking a two-year community planning initiative to develop a new comprehensive Master Plan. The Master Plan initiative will engage residents, resource managers, the business community, service providers and others in a series of discussions and activities to first develop a shared community vision and then identify the necessary actions for achieving that vision. The Master Plan Committee (MPC) was appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board in March 2015. The MPC began meeting in April 2015 with a focus on reviewing previous Master Plan process and goals, identifying community outreach strategies and schedule, documenting existing conditions to create a community profile, reviewing sample vision and master plans to determine what format would be best for Manchester, developing logo and tag line, conducting small sample (3-4 per MPC member) “on the street” interviews, and identifying preliminary themes. 

To view MPC meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center.

Click here for a timeline of the MPC's activities.

For more information on the Master Plan or the planning process, please contact Town Planner Sue Brown by phone at 978-525-6436 or via email, or visit our Documents and Resources page.