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Community Input needed to Update Natural Resource and Cultural & Historic Resource Chapters

The City of Rochester is seeking public input to update the Natural Resource and Cultural & Historic Resource Chapters of its Master Plan. Input from the community is necessary to ensure the Master Plan captures the vision of Rochester residents and business owners.

According to Senior Planner Ryan O’Connor, Master Plans provide the opportunity for long-term planning and create a conceptual framework to guide growth and development. These documents are then used as guidance to draft regulations that ensure development meets the vision of the community.

“We want to make sure that our Master Plan reflects the values and needs of our community,” said O’Connor. “The Natural Resource and Cultural & Historic Resource Chapters are especially important, as they help us preserve the character and heritage of our City while promoting sustainable growth.”

The City’s Master Plan currently includes the following Chapters: Transportation, Community Facilities and Utilities, Economic Development, Natural Resources, Recreation, Cultural and Historic Resources, Community Design, and Housing.

The Planning and Development Department encourages all residents to participate in this process to help shape the future of the community. To take the survey, visit www.rochesternh.gov/planning-development/master-plan-updates.

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