Master Thoroughfare Plan

Purpose of the Master Thoroughfare Plan

This plan serves as the primary tool to enable the City to preserve future corridors and the necessary right-of-way to establish appropriate thoroughfare corridors as development occurs and to improve the existing street system as the need arises. The MTP locates and classifies streets by needed capacity for through traffic, access to adjacent land uses, and compatibility with each street’s development character. Street design guidance in this plan provides the ability to better integrate networks of other mode choices, including walking and bicycling. The plan guides future investments and provides the public and the development community with information about the long-term plan for the road network. Simply put, a Master Thoroughfare Plan is a community’s blueprint for a safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation system. It seeks to create and sustain a system that balances local and regional priorities and existing and future conditions, to steer the community toward its vision for the future.