Master planning can assume some or all of these roles:
Develop a phasing and implementation schedule and identify priorities for action
Act as a framework for regeneration and attract private sector investment.
Conceptualize and shape the three-dimensional urban environment.
Define public, semiprivate, and private spaces and public amenities.
Determine the mix of uses and their physical relationship.
The Town of Hopedale Master Plan https://www.hopedale-ma.gov/sites/hopedalema/files/uploads/master_plan_-_town_government_chapter.pdf
Engage the local community and act as builder of consensus.