A few important points that could guide a master plan design are:
-Exploring the way of life in order to make conscious design decisions
-What are the near by building uses and how could that impact a future design
-How much open space is needed or public space
-How wide should the streets be
-Look at existing building grid system and how could it be improved
-What is the or what could be potential a central site for this plan.
-Look at the regional scale and analyze how the location of the site could impact future design, look at its, wind, water access, water drain for future flooding, sun.
-Lastly. understanding the macro-scale in order to understand the micro-scale