Welcome to the Wareham Master Plan Home Page!

Please check out the 2018 Wareham Master Plan Vision document here and in the document library, below. Be sure to also visit out the Interactive Future Land Use Vision Map and Interactive Implementation Guide!

As work to impelement the Master Plan continues, please post your comments to the Wareham Master Plan Facebook page. You may also share your ideas by emailing the Planning Board

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 three 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. 

1. Statement of Goals and Policies:  This element sets out Wareham's vision for the future. It presents the community's values, its goals, and the patterns of development that will meet these goals.
2. Land Use:  In this section, the community describes its current and future land use patterns, including proposed locations for various activities such as residences, businesses, and recreation.
3. Housing:  The Housing element creates a plan to meet the town's housing needs, which are identified using demographic and market information.
4. Economic Development:  This section identifies policies and strategies for growing the town's economy by building upon local strengths and bringing new and compatible opportunities to Wareham.
5. Natural and Cultural Resources:  This element is an opportunity for Wareham to create an inventory of its natural, cultural, and historic resources.
6. Open Space and Recreation:  This section describes existing and future needs for open space and recreational facilities in town.
7. Services and Facilities:  The Services and Facilities element identifies and analyzes existing and anticipated needs for public infrastructure and services.
8. Circulation:  This section provides an inventory of existing and proposed transportation infrastructure and services. 
9. Implementation:  The Implementation section provides a blueprint and schedule for making the master plan a reality.



Thanks to Wareham Community TV for providing video of the first Master Plan Discovery Workshop.


A Vision for Future Land Use in Wareham


Document Library

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.

2018 Wareham Master Plan Vision

Interactive Future Land Use Vision Map 

Interactive Implementation Guide


Master Plan "Visioning" Workshop on Septemer 14, 2017

Master Plan Discovery Workshop on June 3, 2017

Plans and Reports




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