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Comprehensive Plan

Planning would be a fruitless exercise without a clear idea of the kind of place citizens want Brewer to be in the next 5, 10 or 20 years.

Planning must start with a vision. Only then can we determine how close or how far away our community is from being the kind of place we want it to be, and what we need to do to move it in the right direction. The City of Brewer can capitalize on the economic opportunity made possible by its urban location and access to an excellent highway network, and at the same time maintain and enhance its “small town” quality of life — safe and quiet residential neighborhoods, good schools, river and neighborhood parks and paths, a friendly atmosphere, distinct rural and developed areas, and an affordable tax rate.

The City of Brewer’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Brewer City Council on March 31, 2015 by City Council Resolve 2015-B012, with an effective date of April 5, 2015. The plan was created with the assistance of a committee comprised of residents, businesses, and government staff. The process began in the Fall of 2012 and included public input sessions and State review. Many thanks to the committee members and our consultant, Rich Rothe, for their vision and dedication. Thanks to the City departments, organizations, and individuals for their input and expertise. And a heartfelt thank you to the City Council for their support and vision for Brewer’s future.

The 2015 City of Brewer Comprehensive Plan can be viewed below, or a hard copy may be obtained from the Brewer City Clerk’s Office. The 1995 Comprehensive Plan is available through the Brewer City Clerk’s Office. The two-year transitionary period is set forth in Maine Statute Title 30-A § 4314.

Comprehensive Plan