Master Plan Advisory Committee

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What is a master plan?

Master planning is long-term envisioning about a town’s growth and how it chooses to develop. Southwick’s Master Plan will be a planning document designed to guide the future actions of our town through the next approximately twenty years. Its goal is to help our community create a vision of what we want our town to look like in the future and how to achieve it.

Our master plan will look at the connections between Southwick’s population, economy, housing, transportation, infrastructure, community facilities, buildings, land use, environment, and recreation. It is meant to act as a blueprint for Southwick’s future.

Why should we have a master plan?

Many communities surrounding Southwick have master plans or equivalents that get updated every 10 years or so.

Having a master plan helps communities determine what kind of look and feel they’d like their town to have, what sorts of businesses they’d like to attract or discourage, what kind of development and conservation they’d like to see in the future.