Related Projects

The City of Wisconsin Rapids has undertaken a number of important planning projects, some of which relate to this zoning code update project.

FLU mapComprehensive Plan The Wisconsin Rapids Common Council adopted a comprehensive plan on January 5, 2010, which establishes a blueprint for land use and development. The plan consists of nine chapters and addresses a wide range of topics:

  • Issues and Opportunities
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Utilities and Community Facilities
  • Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Intergovernmental Cooperation
  • Land Use
  • Implementation

In terms of this project, several parts are critical, and of these, the future land use map (Map 7.2) is one of the most important. The zoning map needs to be substantially compliant with this map.

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The Downtown Waterfront Plan is intended to guide short–term and long-term improvements waterfront plan coverto the downtown area. The goal of this effort was to enable the city to retain existing businesses and attract new ones, provide interesting places to live and visit, and create the activity necessary to allow Downtown Wisconsin Rapids to thrive for many years to come. Architectural design guidelines were adopted as part of that project.

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Downtown Revitalization Plan The City of Wisconsin Rapids initiated this planning effort which concluded in 2007 in conjunction with the establishment of a new Downtown Tax Increment Financing District. The effort established a comprehensive blueprint for downtown revitalization.