Comprehensive and Master Planning

A comprehensive plan is a long term plan for a community that addresses land use, transportation, open space, recreation, and housing. Master planning can range from neighborhood plans, to conservation subdivisions, to context-sensitive design. HeartLands Conservancy can assist communities with comprehensive and master planning through management, public and stakeholder facilitation, mapping, and technical expertise. Our experience with bike and pedestrian planning, natural resources, parks, and open space brings a unique perspective to comprehensive and master planning. Walkable neighborhoods, open space, and natural resources are often listed by residents and businesses as the one of the most important factors for quality of life and thus some of the most important criteria for retaining and attracting businesses and residents.

Your Donation Will Help.

Your support in our membership program matters. Funds generated through the membership program directly support staff in working with landowners in protecting farmland and natural areas, as well as providing outreach related to building greener communities, and reconnecting people to our lands and waters through our seasonal treks and workshops.