The Comprehensive Plan is a key element in formulating the approach that a community will take in addressing the issues of land use, public policies toward development, and infrastructure requirements. The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to provide a framework for the governing body to ensure that a course, focused on a common goal, is maintained.
The key issue is the acknowledgement that Cambridge is in a region where growth is occurring, foresight is
provided to anticipate the problems associated with growth, and the appropriate policies and planning
process are in place to address growth when it occurs. This Comprehensive Plan confronts these issues and
provides a basis for the policies which will shape the community in the future.