Master Plan Information

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2017 - 2018 Master Plan Schedule

The Planning Bord meeting scheduled for February 7, 2018 has been cancelled

A municipal master plan serves as the Town's primary policy statement on future development. In Burlington, the process will involve the assessment of current trends relative to the environment, natural and cultural resources, population, demographics, housing stock and economic opportunity. The legal basis for master planning in Massachusetts comes from Chapter 41, Section 81D of the General Laws of Massachusetts. This act requires communities to create Master Plans to “provide a basis for decision making regarding the long term physical development of the Municipality.” The law requires the plan to be consistent in its policies, forecasts, and standards. It also outlines a series of elements that must be addressed in the plan.

Draft Elements
Introduction, Vision & Guiding Principles
Land Use
Economic Development - Coming Soon 
Natural & Cultural Resources  
Open Space & Recreation 
Town Center 
Services & Facilities  


Steering Committee Members

Contact: Kristin Kassner, Planning Director at or 781-270-1645 with any questions.