Peter Herreid announced the release of the 2023 Wisconsin Comprehensive Plan and Local Land Regulations Inventory Report and the associated inventory data.
During the past year, he inventoried comprehensive plan adoption dates, general zoning ordinances, subdivision (land division) ordinances, and webpages hosting such ordinances. The accompanying report analyzes this inventory, with the following key findings:
· Over half of Wisconsin’s local government comprehensive plans are out of date.
· 479 local governments (25%) exercise general zoning or subdivision regulations AND do not have a current comprehensive plan, which may put them at more risk for violation of the Comprehensive Planning Law’s consistency requirement.
· 39% of local governments have no ordinances posted online or are lacking a significant portion of ordinances posted online.
For each of Wisconsin’s 1,922 counties, cities, villages, and towns, the Comp Plan and Land Regs Inventory spreadsheet lists:
· Last known date of comprehensive plan adoption
· Whether a general zoning ordinance has been adopted
· Whether a subdivision ordinance has been adopted
· Link to the local government’s ordinances webpage, if available
Please let Peter know if you have any comments or corrections, or would just like to discuss this report. Contact: Peter Herreid at Peter.Herreid@wisconsin.gov.