Welcome to the Rochester Master Plan!
Rochester is creating a Master Plan that will help guide the town moving forward. To complete this work, town officials need to hear from you - Rochester 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 Rochester’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 Rochester 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.
What is the final document like?
The final document will show the nine required elements for the master plan. Each of these will be supported by data, images, maps, and most importantly, your input. This document will be an easy to use guide for the town to steer towards the completion of discovered action items, manage growth, and preserve the character of Rochester.
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