The Master Plan Process
The Master Plan Committee (MPC) has spent many hours meeting with Town boards, committees, citizens and other stakeholders, engaging the community in the process of developing a ten-year Master Plan for the Town of Manchester.
Phase I - The Visioning (2016)
- Visioning process is complete; a vision report was published in December 2016.
- Hard copies are available at the Library and Town Hall.
Phase II: Recommendations and Action Plan (2017)
- Feedback indicated that community members believe the fundamental issue the Town faces is how to pay for public infrastructure for water, sewer, roads, sidewalks and other projects associated with ensuring a secure and sustainable Manchester.
- In response, the MPC and Consultant Team developed potential land use scenarios that would increase town revenues to meet funding needs.
- The MPC solicited help to evaluate these options and determine a preferred funding plan at public work group meetings.
- Throughout the year, there will be many additional opportunities to share your thoughts and ideas.
Phase III – Implementation (2018 and beyond)
- Following adoption of the Master Plan, the MPC anticipates that an Implementation Committee will be constituted and charged with monitoring progress on goals, sharing project updates and continuing public outreach.
- Capital plans, budgets, policies and initiatives are expected to be developed to support the goals of the Master Plan.
- Town Meeting will continue to provide for community control through funding, bylaw, and other approvals.
To view MPC meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center.
Click here for a timeline of the MPC's activities.