Local Comprehensive Plan

Local Comprehensive Plan

A Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP), often called a Master Plan, tells a community what it looks like today and where it wants to go in the future. It includes: assessments of existing resources and issues, projections of future conditions and needs, and consideration of collective goals and desires.

Mission Statement 

The Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP) will serve as a guide for the next decade of growth, development, and planning in Sandwich. The plan will be an actionable, measurable, living document. It will ensure that the town of Sandwich proactively moves towards 2031 as a vibrant community that is highly desirable to full and part-time residents, visitors, and businesses.

Vision Statement 

The Sandwich LCP envisions a vibrant, diverse and sustainable seaside community that cherishes our historic past, values our natural resources and creates new opportunities that make sandwich a great place to live work and play.

Steering Committee Members

To develop a truly "comprehensive" plan, the Board of Selectmen appointed the LPC made up of citizens with a broad range of backgrounds and interests representing the diversity of Sandwich. Committee members include:

  • Jonathan Finn, Chair 
  • Lisa Hassler, Vice Chair 
  • Jonathan Fitch
  • Jeffrey Picard
  • Roy Anderson 

Community Outreach Process

In 2020, the Town of Sandwich established a Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP) Steering Committee. The following January, the Committee conducted its first public outreach with an online visioning survey. More than 320 Sandwich residents participated in the survey, results posted below. 

As soon as the public health crisis allowed, the Steering Committee held public forums in the fall of 2021, focusing on five categories:

  • Creating viable, livable neighborhoods
  • Protecting Sandwich’s historic character
  • Enriching cultural and recreational opportunities
  • Creating economic growth opportunities
  • Protecting and conserving natural resources

To increase participation, two workshops were held for each category, for a total of ten opportunities for residents to participate in the process. 

The committee used the information from the survey and workshops to help inform the Goals and Objectives of this LCP update.

Supporting Documents