Plan of Conservation & Development

The Westbrook Planning Commission is in the process of updating the 2011 Plan of Conservation and Development. It is the goal of the Planning Commission to create a plan that unites and inspires the community to implement it.

Request for Proposals
2021 Plan of Conservation and Development

The Town of Westbrook Planning Commission is seeking qualified individuals, organizations or consulting firms to assist in preparing a complete update to the 2011 “Plan of Conservation and Development”. Proposals must be submitted by 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2019, in accordance with instructions contained herein.

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Plan History & Update Process

The current Plan was adopted on June 30, 2011. An update of the Plan is now required every ten years in order for the Town to be eligible for discretionary state funding. Work is just commencing on updating this Plan. The new Plan will establish a common vision for the future of Westbrook and recommend policies that will help attain that vision. The Plan must be completed by mid-2021.

Planning Themes

Upon completion of an analysis of Existing Conditions and Trends and a Build-out Analysis, the Planning themes that will be addressed include:

Conservation Strategies: What We Want to Protect or Preserve

  • Coastal Resources
  • Community Character
  • Historic Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Open Space / Parks

Development Strategies: How We Want to Guide Growth or Development

  • Business Development
  • Overall Community Structure / Neighborhoods
  • Residential Development / Housing Needs
  • Town Center

Infrastructure Strategies: What Services and Facilities We Need to Enhance the Community & Support Desired Growth

  • Community Facilities
  • Non-Vehicular Transportation
  • Utility Infrastructure
  • Vehicular Transportation

Resident Participation

Westbrook residents are encouraged to participate in the planning process by providing input at public workshops and by giving feedback through this website. All draft documents will be posted on the website for comment.

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LED Streetlight Feedback Flyer

LED Streetlight Feedback

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More Information

To learn more, contact the Town Planning, Zoning & Development Coordinator at 860-399-3041, ext. 1130 or email Eric Knapp.