Master Planning


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

Our newest Master Plans -

2023 Outdoor Recreation Master Plan, Rockingham County, NC

2019 Rivers & Trails Recreational Use Plan, Martinsville & Henry County, VA