Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Update: In-Progress

In June of 2022, the Town Board contracted with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to update to the Comprehensive Plan. Work on the plan continues, with an anticipated completion before the end of 2024. The draft chapters will be posted to the Town website below, with SEWRPC staff presenting draft chapters to the Plan Commission at meetings as schedule allows. The Public Participation plan has been approved by the Town Board. The Land Use chapter took additional time to draft at the request of SEWRPC staff so enough input could be gathered on the separate but related Zoning Code update process before presenting the Land Use chapter.

Draft Chapters / Elements

Public Participation Plan & Resolution

Preface - Preliminary Draft 4-19-23

Introduction - Preliminary Draft 4-19-23

Issues & Opportunities - Preliminary Draft 4-19-23

Housing - Preliminary Draft 6-21-23

Economic Development - Preliminary Draft 6-21-23

Agricultural, Natural & Cultural Resources - Preliminary Draft 8-24-23

Transportation - Preliminary Draft 8-24-23

Utilities & Community Facilities - Preliminary Draft 12-13-23

Intergovernmental Cooperation - Preliminary Draft 12-13-23

Land Use - Preliminary Draft 7-17-24

Implementation - Preliminary Draft 7-17-24

Zoning Code Update: In-Progress

Press Release: Zoning Code Open House April 29th 6-7:30pm


Below are a set of maps and land use table from the Open House on April 29th.

Current Zoning Map

Proposed Draft Updated Zoning Map

Proposed Draft Updated Zoning Map showing only properties that have proposed zoning changes

DRAFT Land Use Table from Open House 4-29-2024

The Town Board approved a separate scope of services with SEH (Short Elliot Hendrickson) in the summer of 2023 to update the Zoning Code. The update will contemplate a refreshed vision of the 5 Corners Town Center, and reflect the 20-year boundary agreement reached with the City of Cedarburg in 2021 to guide growth a responsible manner. The Zoning Code is the backbone of Town land use and daily implementation. The project does not have an anticipated end date, with work ongoing. The Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan are to be consistent with one another, so completing both projects concurrently has many benefits.

Open House: The Plan Commission held an Open House for viewing of the progress on the Zoning Code update on April 29th. The Open House followed two workshop visioning sessions held in late 2023 with the Town Board, and reviews by the Plan Commission at their February and March meetings. The Open House featured the existing Zoning Map, draft proposed Zoning Map, along with a detailed list of land uses broken down by zoning district that would be proposed to be allowed as principal uses and conditional uses. Staff from SEH presented a summary of the work to date, which primarily addresses the Town Center and business districts, took questions and comments, and provided comment cards. The Town also mailed out notices to property owners affected by the Zoning Code update, and published a notice in the News Graphic. The Zoning Code chapter is likely to be adopted through several separate ordinances (not all at once with one ordinance), and the Comprehensive Plan amended at the completion of the Zoning Code project to meet the statutory consistency requirement.

Current Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted on April 2nd, 2008 through Ordinance 2008-07. The Comprehensive Plan will act as the main planning document for the Town to 2035. The plan is available in hard copy at the Cedarburg Public Library and Town Hall. The entire plan is also available in electronic format below. The City of Cedarburg adopted their Comprehensive Plan: 2025 on February 25th, 2008. To view the City plan, click here.

Adopted Plan Amendments

In 2009, the Town Board adopted Ordinance 2009-15 amending the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment addresses language regarding open space in new residential developments and associated text.

Originally, the Comprehensive Plan required all new residential subdivisions to provide 50% open space. The amendment removes this requirement, but still encourages open space in new residential subdivisions. The amendment also updated the Plan to reflect the updated title of the Town Comprehensive Park Plan. The Board again updated the Plan on May 2, 2012 through Ordinance 2012-7. This update made certain Town lands eligible for inclusion in the updated Ozaukee County Farmland Preservation Plan, and made other edits making the Town Comprehensive Plan consistent with Town Ordinances Approved since April 2, 2008.

Town Comprehensive Plan 2035 - Amended May 2, 2012