The Planning Board is preparing to update the current Master Plan, which was completed in 2008. A Master Plan provides a basis for future decision-making in the Town. A long-term vision document, a Master Plan, helps guide the Town's growth and change, preserve its natural and cultural resources, and maintain its public facilities and services. To create a vision document that represents the community, the Planning Board is establishing a Steering Committee of various stakeholders representing a diversity of ideas and viewpoints.
The Master Plan Committee understands these are not "normal" times; envisioning next week can be tough, never mind what Southborough might look like in 10 years. However, every day we are moving forward. As the master planning process continues, we will be looking at the survey results to support the goals created for the Master Plan.
Charge of Duties
The Committee will review the current Master Plan and make a recommendation for revisions, changes, and updates.
The Master Plan Committee will work with the Town Planner, staff, boards, commissions, consultants, regional agencies, and the citizens of Southborough to formulate revisions, recommendations, and drafts of a new Master Plan to update and replace the 2008 Master Plan.
The Master Plan Committee will ensure that the new Master Plan will be in conformance with the Massachusetts General Law and represent any other topics and issues specific to the needs of Southborough.
Over the course of its work, the Master Plan Committee will ensure that the Master Plan remains a tool to guide the Town's growth and change, preserve its natural and cultural resources, and maintain its public facilities and services.