In our textbook, the community Master Plan is described as a chart of collective hope. That is a powerful summary of what these official documents (and processes) can represent at their best.
So, take a few minutes to look over this municipal Master Plan from Parsippany, New Jersey. More precisely, it is the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 2014 Reexamination Report of the Master Plan.
It includes seemingly boring but important things, like the date it was adopted. But it also includes elements from the inventory and analysis process that we studied in class, like the age sex pyramid shown below. And it includes several pages of maps of the Land Use Plan for an area that is pretty representative of much of New Jersey.