For the first time ever, Hot Springs Village has adopted a comprehensive master plan.

The comprehensive master plan (CMP) provides a framework for long- and short-term planning that is clear yet flexible and will respond to changing needs and conditions. This framework should foster a resilient, adaptable, and competitive community that forges a strong identity at the scales of the overall community as well as of individual neighborhoods and provides for a high level of character, livability, economic health, and environmental quality of the community proper and the area at large.

Click here to view the final CMP & Protective Covenants.


In September 2017, the Hot Springs Village Board of Directors voted to engage two highly acclaimed and award-winning organizations, Crafton Tull and DPZ, to develop a comprehensive master plan. Both companies have had success in planning and developing communities throughout the United States and internationally. The Board of Directors also appointed an Ad Hoc Comprehensive Master Plan Steering Committee to help guide this effort.

Click here to read a pre-charrette newsletter published Monday, November 13. From November 28 – December 6, 2017, representatives of Crafton Tull, DPZ, Great Destinations, and Randall Gross Development Economics worked on site in Hot Springs Village to gather information, hold presentations, and conduct meetings with members of the steering committee and the public during the charrette. (What is a charrette?) The charrette featured eight days of intense planning, design, and community input.

Click here to read a post-charrette newsletter published Monday, January 15, 2018. We appreciate all of the community discussion and questions posed during the charrette. Following this multi-faceted process, the project team incorporated the community’s input into the comprehensive master plan.

On March 6, 2018, the completed CMP was presented to Hot Springs Village property owners and stakeholders at the Woodlands Auditorium. (See video below.) The completed CMP was also shared with the Board of Directors for discussion and questions at its regular meeting on March 21, 2018. The CMP and Protective Covenants were adopted by the Board of Directors at its regular meeting on April 18, 2018.

CMP Presentation Videos:

Visit our YouTube channel, which offers videos of all public CMP presentations and a summary of charrette activities.

A presentation on the CMP Phase 1 Implementation Plan was made by Lesley Nalley, CEO, to the Board of Directors at its regular meeting on June 20. 2018. Click here to view the slides from this presentation. 

A presentation of the completed CMP was held March 6 at Woodlands Auditorium, with over 600 property owners in attendance.

Direct link: CMP Presentation – March 6, 2018   (Click here for slides only.)

Questions from the audience were answered by the CMP project team directly following the presentation: