Comprehensive Plan

Phase I

Thank you for your interest in Gloucester's Comprehensive Plan!

The City of Gloucester recently contracted with JM Goldson, an independent planning firm, to help develop our first Comprehensive Plan since 2001. This plan will guide local decision-makers over the next ten years in topics including 1) land use, 2) demographics & housing, 3) employment and economic development conditions, 4) open space, natural resources, & sustainability, 5) cultural & historic resources, 6) transportation, and 7) public services & facilities. Please visit the Comprehensive Plan slide show

This project is scheduled to be completed in December 2024; the project will take place in four phases:

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In Phase I, our Consultant team will create an Existing Conditions profile. This phase is a fact-finding mission and is intended to work solely with local subject matter experts. Broader public engagement will begin this fall with Phase II. 

In the meantime, we invite you to help us create a photo library of Gloucester's special places. Our goal is to collect photos of your favorite places in Gloucester to include in our Existing Conditions Profile and other future Comprehensive Plan documents and marketing materials. Photos can be submitted using this form or by e-mailing Assistant Project Manager Elana Zabar.

Stay tuned for more ways to engage, and save the date for our first Community Forum. This will be held on September 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM in the Kyrouz Auditorium in City Hall.