Master Plans

Unveiling the future, one community at a time. Our comprehensive Master Plans are more than just blueprints; they’re visions of what our communities can become. Guided by input from residents, local leaders, and experts, these plans outline a roadmap to transform dreams into reality. From enhancing green spaces to promoting economic vitality, we’re committed to crafting strategies that reflect the unique essence of each community. Join us in charting a course towards a brighter tomorrow for all.

Our Strategy for Your Community

CMRPC Comprehensive Planning team partner with our communities who chose to work with CMRPC on their own vitally important long-range plans. Through this partnership, CMRPC uses innovative online techniques to move the projects forward in meaningful, exciting ways.

Communities recognize the value of a unifying, long-range plan. CMRPC can assist with acquiring matching grant funds from District Local Technical Assistance and the Community Compact Program to make master planning cost-effective for our communities. CMRPC’s team-based, collaborative approach is also key to the successful Master Plan.

Communities can think of CMRPC staff as members of their own customized master planning team, each experienced and committed to making the entire process as easy and effective as possible. To this end, we gather and analyze information presented at a series of public workshops with residents, business owners, and officials. It’s at this point that the effort really takes off. Sure, the data is informative and presentations from CMRPC staff can help set the table discussion.

After consensus on a Master Plan’s Vision, CMRPC ensures that the document will be user-friendly, beautifully designed, and ready to implement by the community.

Ongoing Master Plans

aerial view of Leicester town common

Town of Leicester Master Plan

The Town of Leciester is currently working on their Community Master Plan. Learn more about the status of the planning process.

Town of Warren Master Plan

The Town of Warren is currently working on their Community Master Plan. Learn more about the status of the planning process.

aerial view of downtown Warren, with town of warren seal

Town of Hardwick Master Plan

The Town of Hardwick is beginning the preliminary planning process to update its Master Plan. Learn more about the status of the planning process.


Town of Grafton Master Plan

Town of Spencer Master Plan

Town of Barre Master Plan

Recently Completed Master Plans

Learn more about the recent mastering planning efforts that CMRPC assisted communities with.

Town of Hopedale Master Plan (2023)

From 2020-2023, CMRPC assisted the Town of Hopedale with a three-phased, grant-funded master planning process. The plan was completed in Fall 2022 and adopted several months later.

Town of Rutland Master Plan (2023)

From 2021-2023, CMRPC assisted the Town of Rutland with a three-phased, grant-funded update to its Master Plan. Plan development began in 2021. The plan was completed and approved by the Master Plan Steering Committee in Summer 2023.

Town of Mendon Master Plan (2023)

From 2021 through Summer 2023, CMRPC assisted Mendon with a two-phased effort to develop its first Master Plan. Plan development kicked off in May of 2021 and was completed in Summer 2023.

Town of Boylston Master Plan (2022)

From 2020 to 2022, CMRPC facilitated a comprehensive update of the Boylston Master Plan. Developed across three mostly grant-funded phases, the plan was completed in Fall 2022 and adopted several months later.  

Town of Holden Master Plan (2019)

In 2018 and 2019, CMRPC assisted the Town of Holden with an update of its 2008 Master Plan.  

Town of West Brookfield Master Plan (2017)

From January to December 2017, CMRPC worked with the Town of West Brookfield to help develop the community’s first Master Plan.

Municipalities and governmental entities are allowed to contract directly with CMRPC in accordance with MGL Chapter 30B Sections 1 (b) (3) and (b) (9). Contract with CMRPC, contact CMRPC’s Executive Director, Janet Pierce at jpierce@cmrpc.org

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