What is the Rye Comprehensive Master Plan?
The City of Rye is developing the first Comprehensive Master Plan update since 1985 to create a strategic vision and prioritize implementable actions.
- A Comprehensive Master Plan states where a community has been, where it is now, and where it wants to go, setting goals and recommended actions to ensure orderly growth.
- The plan itself is not a regulation, but any new/amended land use regulation, such as zoning changes, must be in accordance with a well-reasoned comprehensive plan.
- Many communities try to update the Plan every 10 years to ensure it reflects current demographics, planning efforts and development context--much has changed in Rye and the surrounding region since the last plan was adopted in 1985.