About the Comprehensive Plan:
The Comprehensive Plan is the official document that describes and illustrates a vision for the future economic, social and physical characteristics of our town in the years ahead and outlines policies and guidelines to implement that vision.
The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for managing the change that a community undergoes. The Plan serves many functions. It is an expression of the community’s vision of its future. It is also a guide to making the many public and private decisions that determine Old Orchard Beach’s Future. It is a source of basic information about the natural resources and built environment of the community. Finally, it is the legal foundation of the Town’s land use controls.
The Comprehensive Plan is not a zoning ordinance, nor is it a law of any kind. To the contrary, the plan is an advisory document setting out the community’s goals for the future and policies and programs necessary to move the Town in the direction of its goals. In its broadest form, it is a road map that can be used by the Town’s elected and appointed officials to steer the Town on an agreed-upon course. In its narrow form, it serves as the legal basis for any land use regulations adopted by the Town.
|Jeffrey Hinderliter||Town Planner||(207) 937-5617|