The West Central
Wisconsin Comprehensive Plan was adopted in September 2010 following a five-pronged public
participation process that included:
government and public contacts, including a bottom-up review of local plans,
county-level conditions and trends reports, and three regional workshops
from a Regional Intergovernmental Coordination Group with 21 representatives from 21
towns, villages, cities, and counties
guidance from a Technical Advisory Group with over 50 representatives from public and
private agencies and stakeholders
populations input on behalf of youth, seniors, race/ethic groups, and the health care
and media outreach, including various presentations, displays, and meetings (e.g.,
Synergy Conference survey, open houses)
While the Region’s
comprehensive plan is advisory, it has been used to guide local and multi-jurisdictional planning
and development efforts throughout west central Wisconsin, such as:
county-level conditions and trends reports have been used in numerous county and other local
planning efforts, including the Barron, Chippewa, and St. Croix comprehensive plans, at a cost
savings to local governments.
- The map
atlas created as part of the project has been used by many local communities for their own
- A Plan
Implementation Guide was distributed to every municipality in the region, which included local
examples, best practices, and planning concepts.
Region’s plan has guided WCWRPC’s project planning, grant research, and other
initiatives. An excellent example of this is our
recent placemaking initiatives.
The following documents
are available for download in PDF format through the links provided below:
Central Wisconsin Regional Comprehensive Plan 2010 – 2030
This is the primary policy document with the regional vision, goals, and recommended
of the Region Working Papers: Regional-level
summaries of the county conditions and trends reports by plan element.
Inventory of Plans, Programs,
and Land Use Policies in West Central Wisconsin: A
comprehensive snapshot of existing policies and programs in our region.
The contact for this
service area is: Chris Straight