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’s current Comprehensive Plan was developed in 1995 with input from its residents, businesses, and governmental staff. The 1995 Comprehensive Plan can be viewed in two files: Comp Plan Part I Findings (pg 1-154) and Comp Plan Part II The Plan (pg 155-218).

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.

Currently, the City of Brewer Comprehensive Planning Committee is working to update its plan. Current copies of the Comprehensive Plan draft documents and the minutes from previous meetings are below.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office for copies of the plan and copies of the maps:

Brewer City Hall
80 North Main Street
Brewer, Maine 04412
Telephone: 207.989.7050

Comp Plan Drafts

In the draft documents below, the Comp Plan Committee has taken the 1995 version of the City of Brewer’s Comprehensive Plan and updated the documents to reflect the current state of the City of Brewer. It begins with inventories of all the departments, followed by an updated DRAFT version of the goals, policies and strategies that the City of Brewer would like to follow moving forward. Please note: all forms of these documents are working documents and are in DRAFT form. The final comprehensive plan will not be adopted until City Council votes in favor of its acceptance.

Vision Statement for the City of Brewer


1. Population
2. Economy
3. Housing
    Plan 04-01-Transportation Infrastructure
5. Public Safety
6. Municipal Government
    Plan 06-01-Public Facilities
7. Municipal Finances
8. Schools
9. Public Works
10. Water Supply
      Plan 10-01-Public Water Service
11. Wastewater and Stormwater
      Plan 11-01-Public Sewer Service
12. Solid Waste
13. Recreation
      Plan 13-01-Open Space & Trails
14. Water Resources
      Plan 14-01-Watersheds
      Plan 14-02-Flood Plains
15. Natural Resources
      Plan 15-01-Wildlife Habitat
      Plan 16-01-Archaeological Sites
17. Land Use
      Plan 17-01-Current Land Use Map

Goals, Policies and Strategies

Goals, Policies & Strategies
      Plan 18-01-Future Land Use Map

Comp Plan Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2014
June 9, 2014
May 19, 2014
May 5, 2014
April 28, 2014
April 7, 2014
March 24, 2014
March 10, 2014
February 24, 2014
February 10, 2014
January 27, 2014
January 13, 2014
December 16, 2013
December 2, 2013
November 18, 2013
November 4, 2013
October 21, 2013
October 7, 2013
September 23, 2013
September 9, 2013
July 22, 2013
July 8, 2013
June 24, 2013
June 10, 2013
May 20, 2013
May 13, 2013
April 29, 2013
April 8, 2013
March 25, 2013
March 11, 2013
February 25, 2013
February 11, 2013
January 28, 2013
January 14, 2013
December 10, 2012