Leaner, More Adaptive Master Plans for Communities of Varying Sizes
Littleton, New Hampshire
Littleton is a community in the North Country region of NH, located near the White Mountain National Forest and bordering the Connecticut River. The town is known for its outdoor recreation, arts and culture, strong local economy, and its vibrant downtown. In 2018/19, Resilience Planning & Design partnered with the Town of Littleton to update their Master Plan. The focus of the update was to create a leaner, more adaptable planning document that was accessible, interesting, and useful to a range of townspeople. RP&D worked with town’s Planning Board closely to analyze the town’s resources, identify clear implementation strategies, and engage stakeholders and the public.
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
The Town of Wolfeboro is located in the Lakes Region of NH, bordering Lake Winnipesaukee. As a vacation destination, the town has a significant amount of open space and water resources and an active village center with thriving local shops, art galleries, restaurants, and inns. In 2018/19, Resilience Planning and Design assisted the Town of Wolfeboro in the update of their town’s Master Plan. The update included working with master plan chapter subcommittees, coordinating community engagement and outreach activities, strategic future land use planning, and the creation of a user-friendly, concise, graphically pleasing document. GIS analysis included the creation of maps and data related to development constraints, water resources, wildlife habitat, steep slopes, and others.
Dover, New Hampshire
Resilience Planning and Design assisted with the development of a whole systems approach to planning for stewardship in Dover. The Stewardship of Resources chapter incorporates topics that were previously addressed in other chapters of the Master Plan as well as new topics that were not yet addressed in the Master Plan. The topics span a range of “resources” and are critical components that make Dover a unique place to live in New Hampshire. Specifically, the Stewardship of Resources chapter addresses the following topics: Energy, Natural Resources, Historic and Cultural Resources, Coastal Management, Natural Hazards and Social Capital. Prior to this our team assisted the City with an update of the Land Use
“Dover has worked with Resilience Planning & Design over the years on a number of Master Plan projects. RP&D brings a warm and welcoming touch to their projects removing the consultant/client barrier and really investing themselves into the final product. RP&D and its partners are able to work with the community to develop innovative and easily communicated visions and action items that the community at large can embrace and implement seeing the long-term benefit without being put off by overly academic or technocratic writing or ideas.”
Chris Parker, City of Dover