10 USC 2864 requires all major military installations have a Master Plan. DoDI 4165.70, Real Property Management, establishes the requirement for installation Master Plans. This UFC prescribes DoD minimum requirements for master planning processes and products in accordance with DoDI 4165.70. The process includes the use of a Master Plan and its components as a tool to provide ongoing planning for installations in support of the mission. DoD planners utilize this UFC, the DoDI, and applicable agency instructions to prepare Master Plans and other planning documents.
Affiliated design and programming professionals will refer to the Master Plan as they prepare site-specific design proposals. By incorporating today’s needs and mission requirements into a compelling vision with clear goals and measurable objectives, installation planners can prepare a Master Plan that sustainably accommodates future change. This UFC outlines a complete process for master planning (and ultimately the development of a Master Plan) through the preparation of linked plans (Functional Annexes) that can be implemented entirely or incrementally based on each installation’s needs and resources.