Welcome to the Wareham Master Plan Home Page!
The Town of Wareham is currently updating its 1998 Master Plan. A Master Plan is the long term policy document that helps the community manage growth and change, preserve its natural resources, maintain public facilities and services, protect property rights, promote economic development, and build upon its strong character. In late 2017 and early 2018, Wareham will host a total of three Master Plan Workshops. The purpose of these public, open meetings will be to gather valuable input from you, the residents and business-owners of Wareham. In other words, the Master Plan needs your input!
Please check out Wareham's Future Land Use Vision Map! This interactive "Story Map" shows you a "Vision" for the town's future that comes directly from residents, business-owners, and officials who provided comments online, over the phone, and in person at two events in 2017.
Also, please be on the lookout for a DRAFT Master Plan Vision document - and a Workshop to discuss it - in early 2018.
Continue reading below to learn about the nine original elements of the Master Plan from 1998. This page also contains interactive maps and a document library of other relevant information - including materials and videos from the June 3, 2017 and September 14 Master Plan Workshops.
Master Plan 101: Elements of the Master Plan
According to Massachusetts General Law, a Master Plan has nine required "elements" (or "chapters"). Drafts of each element will be posted here as they are created. Feel free to comment on any part of the master plan using the comments board, below.
Thanks to Wareham Community TV for providing video of the first Master Plan Discovery Workshop.
The interactive Zoning and Parcel map below provides background information for your Master Plan. Be sure to click on the map features to access "info bubbles" containing more details. Use the arrows to get data from various map layers. Also, please be on the lookout for more interactive maps in the coming months.
The interactive FEMA Flood Zone map below provides background information for your Master Plan. Be sure to click on the map features to access "info bubbles" containing more details. Use the arrows to get data from various map layers. Also, please be on the lookout for more interactive maps in the coming months.
Document Library (new files are posted as they become available)
The following documents provide background on the Wareham Master Plan. Please click on a link and be sure to follow the instructions should the file be large.
Future Land Use Vision Map
- Click here to explore this interactive Story Map!
Master Plan "Visioning" Workshop on Septemer 14, 2017
Master Plan Discovery Workshop on June 3, 2017
- Photos from the Workshop
- Agenda and Comment Card
- Presentation (including basic Master Plan background, a series of maps, and demographic and economic information about Wareham)
- Previous Town Plans and Their Main Goals (organized by Master Plan chapter)
Plans and Reports
- Wareham Master Plan (1998)
- Wareham Housing Production Plan (2013)
- Wareham Open Space and Recreation Plan (2010)
- Wareham Community Preservation Plan (2006)
- Wareham Community Development Strategy (2016)
- Wareham Harbor Mnanagement Plan (2011)
- Wareham Village Strategy (2008)
- Wareham Route 28 West Economic Development Strategy (2016)
- Wareham Zoning Bylaws (2016)