The 1997 Bryn Mawr Comprehensive Plan was created to provide an easy-to-understand and graphic view into the character of the Bryn Mawr neighborhood. It was designed to focus discussion on what is important to Bryn Mawr, challenge the neighborhood focus, and help organize the volunteer efforts that make the neighborhood successful. The Plan was to be informative and supportive of the vision of Bryn Mawr, and also act as a stimulus for identifying and advancing improvements to the neighborhood.