Master Plan

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The adoption of a master plan is essential for several reasons, but most importantly, a master plan is a legal pre-requisite to the adoption of a zoning ordinance. Under New Hampshire law (RSA 674:18), a Planning Board must adopt a master plan containing a vision section and a land use section before a municipal zoning ordinance is adopted. The foundation of this Master Plan update is based upon extensive research and analysis of existing physical, economic, and social conditions, an understanding of the regional context, as well as projections of the future growth of Windham.

This Master Plan update draws from the Town’s previous plan adopted in 2005, the 2012 Recreation Master Plan, 2014 Community Survey and Visioning Workshop, 2015 Chapter Updates, 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2020 Master Plan Survey, and the 2022 Economic Development, Housing, and Infrastructure Survey. In addition, several workshops were held in 2022 to specifically discuss the vision, contents, and ideals of what the Windham Master Plan should be. The Master Plan should be updated and revised every 5 to 10 years as the Town’s conditions, goals, and objectives evolve.

2023 Master Plan Appendices