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  • WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR ROCKLAND’S FUTURE?

    The City is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan — a land use planning document that provides goals and strategies for Rockland’s future.

    The City’s volunteer Comprehensive Planning Commission is developing the plan, with technical assistance from The Musson Group. All meetings are open to the public.

    WHAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?

    A comprehensive plan is a roadmap to help a community ensure its growth and development is consistent with a shared vision.

    Topics addressed include:

    • Future land use
    • Housing needs
    • Economic opportunities
    • Open spaces and natural resources
    • Historic and cultural resources
    • Marine resources
    • Transportation
    • Public facilities and infrastructure

    Guidelines for developing a comprehensive plan are provided by the State of Maine.

    WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

    • Under state law, a community’s land use ordinances must be consistent with its comprehensive plan.
    • When applying for state grants and other assistance, projects that are consistent with a community’s comprehensive plan can have an advantage.

    WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS?

    The planning process involves 3 general steps:

    • Step 1 – Data Collection and Analysis
    • Step 2 – Development of Goals and Strategies
    • Step 3 – Definition of Implementation Objectives

    To see where the Comprehensive Planning Commission is in the process, review the current work plan and schedule.

    GET INVOLVED!