Community Master Plans

Seekonk Land Use

Welcome to the Seekonk Land Use Chapter Project Page

This web page is the online hub for the Land Use Chapter of the Seekonk Master Plan process. We keep this site up to date with new information.

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Office Hours

The project team will host 2 - hour long office hours for people to drop in and ask questions or give feedback on Land Use. Details below.

Direct Contact

Email SRPEDD project lead Sara Brown, at or Seekonk's Town Planner John Aubin, at


Office Hours

Mapping Exercise

The first activity is a mapping exercise. This activity will let you place a point on the map to let us know your thoughts about the land uses in town. If you need help with the mapping exercise click here to watch a video tutorial.

Build Out

The second activity is a Seekonk Build Out Storymap. Take a look through this Storymap and see what the future of Seekonk could look like. At the end is a comment card. Please fill this out and let us know your thoughts on the growth of Seekonk.

Comment Card

Don't wait, share your thoughts today!

If you have any comments you would like to share about the Seekonk Land Use program, including project updates, written reports, or public outreach, please feel free to use the comment card to the right to share your perspective.


Elements of a Master Plan

According to Massachusetts General Law, a Master Plan has nine required "elements" (or "chapters"). We post drafts of each element here as they are created, and welcome comments on any section.


  1. The Statement of Goals and Policies sets out Seekonk's vision for the future. It presents community values, goals, and the land use objectives that will meet these goals.
  2. The Land Use Element describes Seekonk’s current and future land use patterns, including proposed locations for various types of activity, such as residences, businesses, and recreation, and the preferred relative intensity of development across the town’s diverse built landscapes.
  3. The Housing Element creates a plan to meet the town's housing needs, which are identified using demographic and market information.
  4. The Economic Development Element identifies strategies for growing the town's economy by building upon local strengths and bringing new and compatible opportunities to Seekonk.
  5. The Natural and Cultural Resources Element is an opportunity for Seekonk to highlight and take stock of its natural, cultural, and historic resources.
  6. The Open Space and Recreation Element describes existing open space and recreational facilities in town and aligns plans for future recreation and open space with project population needs.
  7. The Services and Facilities Element identifies existing and anticipated needs for public infrastructure and services.
  8. The Circulation and Transportation Element provides an inventory of existing and proposed transportation infrastructure and services across all modes including private cars, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian routes.
  9. The Implementation section provides a blueprint and schedule for making the master plan a reality.