Master Planning

DRBA works with partners to develop master plans for local government, property owners and businesses who want to develop trails, greenways, river access points, blueways and blue trails. 

We follow a four-phase planning format which is flexible and can be designed to meet the needs of the project. 

  • PHASE 1: Review and Refine GIS Data & Concept Map
  • PHASE 2: Stakeholder and Public Involvement Process
  • PHASE 3: On-Site Assessment & Fieldwork
  • PHASE 4: Final Master Plan Report & Maps

The Master Planning process can take between 3 - 18 months to complete and planning costs can range between $5,000 - $500,000 depending on the scope of the project. 

Examples of Master Plans


DRBA is in the process of gathering public input to complete the next Martinsville/Henry County Recreational Master Plan. If you are a resident of the City of Martinsville or Henry County, VA, please take a minute to complete the Public Input Survey and make sure your ideas are heard!