A master plan is a conceptual site layout that documents existing conditions and surroundings, current development plans, phases of growth, and future growth. It provides graphic plan for phased growth and identifies the maximum potential usage for a site.
The degree of detail can depend on the need. Schematic master plans help client make quick decisions on the feasibility of purchasing a piece of land. Formal master plans can include color presentations and other media needed to secure funding and development support.