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Comprehensive Plan

Washington Grove is an incomparable town—unique in its roots, in its initial land use plan, in the design of its dwellings, in its determination to retain more land in a natural state as forests and parks than developed property, and in the character of its history. Recognizing that most of the Town’s privately-owned parcels are already developed, the goals and objectives of this plan are:

  • Preserve the integrity of the Town by providing guidance for protection of the land use pattern as reflected by the historic character of the community (as defined in the National Register Designation) and as influenced by the evolving culture of the community.
  • Preserve historic resources through thoughtful adaptation of housing stock and conservation of the natural landscape.
  • Protect and improve the economic and intrinsic value of both the privately-owned property and the property and resources held in common.
  • Expand awareness of Washington Grove in adjacent jurisdictions and provide opportunities for discourse and exchange.
  • Support planning requirements throughout the State.

The current Comprehensive Plan became effective on February 25, 2009. In 2017, the Town’s Planning Commission began work on a new Comprehensive Plan 2021, which should be finalized by early 2022.

Comprehensive Plan 2021


Documents Related to State Plan Review Process

Work Session Minutes
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