Five Villages: One Future

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A Comprehensive Plan for Montague

Photo credit: Wright and Ostermier Landscape Architects

Montague is host to

8,500 people
31 square miles of land
13 miles of the Connecticut River
5 villages


The Montague 5:1 Plan will identify community goals and guide future physical and economic development of the town over the next 10 to 15 years.





Take the Five Villages: One Future Montague Comprehensive Plan Survey to share your opinions about our community’s future.

Tome la Cinco Pueblos: Un Futuro Encuesta sobre el Plan Integral de Montague para compartir sus opiniones sobre el futuro de nuestra comunidad.

Comprehensive Planning

A comprehensive plan is a strategic framework that identifies a community’s vision and goals and guides future physical and economic development.

Updating the Montague Comprehensive Plan will involve the entire community in a multi-year visioning and planning initiative focused on preparing Montague for a healthy, strong, and climate-resilient future, while at the same time maintaining its unique character and sense of community.

Over the next year, we will be creating this comprehensive vision for Montague’s future through a series of workshops and surveys.

This website is where you can learn about Town comprehensive plans, share your thoughts, and stay up to date with Montague’s comprehensive planning process.

Public Engagement

Over the next year, the Town will be seeking your input to create an overarching vision that will guide the comprehensive plan’s recommendations and priorities. 

The full Five Villages: One Future Montague Comprehensive Plan survey is LIVE in both Spanish and English – find the link at the top of this page or on the Engagement page.

There will also be scenario planning workshops this fall and winter to gather your opinions and ideas, as well as other opportunities for involvement.

As a community, we can imagine multiple potential futures and determine what actions we need to take to create the future we want for ourselves.

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