A Master Plan of Conservation and Development is a road map for the future of a community. It lays out a ten-year and beyond vision statement and goals, with strategies and action steps to achieve that vision. It is a fluid document that can be updated as needed to respond to changes within a community. A Master Plan is only successful if it represents the interests of all constituents. By State law, every municipality must revisit and update their Master Plan of Conservation and Development every ten (10) years. 


    Bridgeport's Master Plan of Conservation and Development should: 

    • Lay out a realistic program of strategies and achievable actions to guide Bridgeport toward realizing its goals 
    • Document the community vision and strategic direction of the next ten years with a road map to meeting the community's shared objectives
    • Be a definitive statement of how Bridgeport wishes to see itself evolve over time and how it will get there 
    • Connect community vision to on-the-ground conditions through in-depth exploration of its unique assets, challenges, needs, and wants

    To review Bridgeport's 2008 Master Plan of Conservation and Development, click below:
    Bridgeport 2020: A Vision for the Future


    Bridgeport's 2018 Master Plan of Conservation and Development will be shaped by the six guiding themes from the American Planning Association Sustainability Policy Framework. The Plan seeks to examine how housing, jobs, transportation, open space, the environment, economic development, and public health all interact within these themes. 

    Click the tiles below to learn more about each theme:


    The 2018 Master Plan of Conservation and Development will break from previous Plans by engaging a wider cross section of Bridgeport residents and constituents, incorporating the use of technology in plan development and distribution, and re-imagining the way in which members of the public and prospective investors engage with the Plan. 

    The decisions and policies derived from the Master Plan of Conservation and Development are directly dependent on input heard throughout the engagement process. Pop-up events, community meetings, youth events, thematic meetings, interviews, virtual public meetings, and social media will be utilized as venues for fostering impactful dialogue surrounding the Plan. 

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