Rockland Master Plan 2019-2030

Union Street, Rockland, MA
Rockland Master Plan 2019-2030

Rockland Master Plan 2019-2030

Rockland town offices

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is assisting the Town of Rockland in creating a master plan to serve as the town's decision-making guide for land use, development, and preservation for the next 10 years. The master plan will build upon pertinent, recent planning studies to propose multi-pronged short-term and mid-term strategies to help the Town achieve its community development goals. The plan will recommend implementation actions to help the Town invest in its future and work toward its own goals for 2030.

Why Master Plan?

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Identify preservation, enhancement, and growth areas

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Leave a legacy
for the next generation

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Inform decisions
on policies, bylaws, and zoning


Provide mutual certainty
for residents and businesses


Provide context
for town decisions

Updates and upcoming events

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Community Meeting - Help Shape the New Rockland
Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Rockland Senior Center
317 Plain Street

Learn about the Master Plan, existing conditions and demographics in Rockland, and key findings and recommendations from recent studies. Help us establish goals and a vision for the plan.

Download Flyers:

Take the Online Survey

Check back here for a survey on how you would like to shape the Town of Rockland in the future.

Tentative Planning Process

Community Meeting - Help Shape the New Rockland

Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m


We'll be accepting feedback in a variety of ways up to the final plan presentation to the Planning Board in the winter of 2020. Each of these meetings will give community members the opportunity to give their ideas for and feedback on plan elements. MAPC and town staff will integrate community input into the plan at every stage. 

Public Forum 1

Monday, September 30

  • Process overview
  • Existing conditions and demographics
  • Key findings and recommendations from recent studies
  • Establish goals and vision statement

Public Forum 2

Mid Fall 2019 (TBD)

  • Economic development
  • Public facilities
  • Transportation

Public Forum 3

Late Fall/Early Winter

  • Housing
  • Sustainability/energy
  • Natural/historic/cultural resources

Public Forum 4

Winter 2020

  • Draft plan
  • Vision
  • Analysis
  • Recommendations


We'll be posting more materials here as the planning process goes on! Check back for meeting presentations, draft documents, and other documents.

For More information, Contact:

Jennifer Berardi-Constable, Assistant Town Administrator, at

Carlos Javier Montañez, MAPC Principal Planner & Project Manager, at