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The project logo City of Plainfield Master Plan

Welcome to the City of Plainfield's Master Plan website.  The City is developing a new Master Plan to shape the physical, social, environmental, and economic future of the community. The updated Master Plan will provide a framework for preserving the City's character, supporting investment, and promoting desired changes.

We want to hear from you! This site will be updated regularly with survey questions, opportunities to participate in the creation of the Master Plan, and plan updates. The information you provide will help guide the decisions for our community for the next 10 years!


The Plainfield Master Plan Survey is now closed.

Thank you for your participation.

Click here for Survey Results

Get Involved!


Download the Flyer to find out more

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View the 4th Ward Community Workshop Summary here!

View the 2nd Ward Community Workshop Summary here!

View the 1st Ward Community Workshop Summary here!

View the 3rd Ward Community Workshop Summary here!

View the Senior Community Workshop Summary here!

Take the Survey at the bottom of the webpage

Quick guide to using

Creating an account – You have many choices when participating on the page. You can choose to sign up with your existing Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, sign up with an email, or choose to participate anonymously.

Taking the survey – You can only take the survey once. Once you’ve submitted an answer, the response is logged, but you can always change it immediately or another time. The survey results will reflect any changes.

View results – Clicking on this function will display the question results based on everyone who has answered the question thus far.

Making comments – All entered comments will default to being publicy visible. You can modiy this setting by clicking on "Hide" under your comment. Note that we will not remove critical or negative comments unless they are defamatory, profane, or off-topic.

Hiding comments - If you choose to hide your comments, only yourself and the project team for the study can view your comment.

Agreeing with comments – You can reply to another participant’s comments, you click on “agree” below their comment to indicate your approval or agreement with what they’ve said.

Flagging comments – If you think a comment is unnecessary, or disrespectful, you can “flag” it for review by the moderation team.

Any comments, or questions? Email [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. What is a Master Plan?

    A Master Plan provides a guide for the future development of a community. It serves as a comprehensive approach to planning issues and considers many factors impacting a community’s economic development needs.

    The Master Plan gives the community the legal basis for control over future development, as well as land use planning policy and zoning changes. Most changes are implemented in the form of zoning amendments and land development ordinances.
  2. Why is the City doing a new Master Plan? 

    The last time the City completed a new Master Plan was in 2009, and the state requires a municipality to undertake a new Master Plan or re-examine it's existing Master Plan at least every 10 years. Since 2009, the way people live, travel, and do business has changed tremendously, and there is a signficant amount of new investment through development and redevelopment being completed in the City. We need a new planning document to guide land use policies, development, and infrastructure improvements to respond to our current and future needs. 
  3. What is covered by the new Master Plan?

    The new Master Plan will include the following elements: Goals and Objectives, Land Use, Circulation, Economic Development, Community Facilities, Conservation, Recreation and Open Space, Housing, Utilities, Sustainability, Historic Preservation, and Recycling.

In addition to the elements of the Master Plan, we are hosting a number of community engagement events where residents, business owners and other interested people have the opportunity to participate in the planning process.

  1. When will the report be completed? 

    It is expected the Master Plan will be adopted by the Planning Board in the  summer of 2020.
  2. How can I participate?

    You can provide valuable insight into the Master Plan by completing the survey questions on this webpage and participating at upcoming community workshop. And help spread the word by sharing on social media and telling your friends and family about what we are doing!
Project Kickoff

The Master Plan kicked off in the Summer of 2019

4th Ward Community Workshop

Tuesday, October 8th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Clinton School, 1302 W 4th St

2nd Ward Community Workshop

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cook School, 739 Leland Ave

1st Ward Community Workshop

Thursday, November 14th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Emerson School, 305 Emerson Ave

3rd Ward Community Workshop

Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Washington School, 427 Darrow Ave

Master Plan Adoption

Summer 2020

If you would like to stay up to date with the City of Plainfield's Master Plan, please provide your information in the form below. Your information won't be shared with anyone outside of the planning project team.

The Plainfield Master Plan Survey is now closed.

Thank you for your participation.

Click here for Survey Results