Welcome to the Mattapoisett Master Plan Project Page
Mattapoisett is creating a Master Plan that will help guide the town moving forward. To complete this work, town officials need to hear from you - Mattapoisett residents, business owners, and workforce members. Your input is the essential ingredient – combined with current, accurate data – that builds your community Master Plan!
What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan can be many things. It is a narrative that tells the story of Mattapoisett’s history and the experience of living in town today. It is a technical document that considers population, market, and land use changes in order to understand where we are now - and to chart a course for tomorrow. It is a policy document that lays out a consensus vision for Mattapoisett and articulates the strategies and actions that will help the town meet its goals. In short, it is a long-range plan that helps guide the town, that builds trust by making transparent decisions, and that bases those decisions on accurate information and public input. For more detail, please see "Elements of a Master Plan" (below) or these examples from nearby towns.
The Town is working with Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) to develop its next community Master Plan. SRPEDD is a public, non-profit agency that serves 27 communities in southeastern MA. The project will take place from June 2020 to roughly June 2022. Our role is to facilitate a proactive and transparent civic engagement process that gathers and integrates your views on community needs and aspirations.