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Find planning resources and past Town plans.

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan is a comprehensive community plan that explores important topics such as land use, natural resources, economic development, housing, transportation, and other themes. 


Through the planning process, a town assesses its current challenges and opportunities, and collects input from the community. 


Once written, a Master Plan lays out a vision and strategies for the community to achieve its goals over the next 10 - 20 years. 


Project Timeline: Phase1 

Master Plan Steering Committee Kickoff Meeting

Community Survey Launches.

Community Meeting:

Vision Statment

January 2021






December 2021:

Present Final Plan to Board of Selectmen*

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Final Vision Statement

Community Meeting: Goals and Action Items

*This timeline only outlines Phase 1 of the Master Plan process which focuses on Land Use, Housing and Economic Development. Additional chapters will be part of subsequent phases, beginning in 2022.

Key Focus Areas

Rutland has done recent planning work around three key focus areas, which will be reflected in the Master Plan. You can learn more about each area by clicking the links below.

Encouraging Agriculture

Managed Growth

Town Center

Prior Plans

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2000 Rutland Master Plan

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Rutland OSRP 2017

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Rutland MVP Report

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Rutland Heights 2018

In the News

Find information about the Rutland Master Plan in the News.

"Rutland's Master Plan gets grant boost" in the Landmark

"Small Town, Big Plans: Rutland Kicks off Master Plan Update" in the Council on Aging Newsletter

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