Opens in New WindowComprehensive Plan Update Process
The City of Stevens Point's Community Development Department is embarking on updating the City's 2006 Comprehensive Plan. The first presentation regarding the update took place on August 13, 2014. All residents, business owners, and organizations of City of Stevens Point and surrounding municipalities and towns were invited and encouraged to attend. This was the first comprehensive plan update meeting and involved a great deal of education regarding the comprehensive planning process. This was a crucial first step to ensure all are familiar with comprehensive planning and are knowledgeable about Stevens Point's past planning efforts.
- Comprehensive Plan Questionnaire
- Comprehensive Planning Process (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Comprehensive Plan Update Outline (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Planning Assistance Map (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Public Participation Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Slides from November 18, 2015 Plan Commission Meeting (PDF) Opens in New Window
- 2017 Comprehensive Plan Draft (PDF)
- Presentation from Neighborhood Meetings (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Presentation from the August 13, 2014 Meeting (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Summaries (Minutes) from Neighborhood Meetings
- Summary of Neighborhood Comments (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Stakeholder Meeting Minutes (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Stakeholder Meeting Summary (PDF) Opens in New Window
- Stakeholder Questionnaires Summary (PDF) Opens in New Window
About Our Existing Comprehensive Plan
The Stevens Point Common Council adopted the City's Comprehensive Plan on January 16, 2006. According to s. 66.1001 of Wis. Stats., beginning on January 1, 2010, if a town, village, city, county, or regional planning commission engages in official mapping, subdivision regulation, or zoning, those actions must be consistent with the community's comprehensive plan. The Wisconsin Comprehensive Planning Law (s. 66.1001 of Wis. Stats.) does not mandate how a local community should grow, rather it requires public participation at the local level in deciding how a community wants to look and be in the future.
- View the Comprehensive Plan Opens in New Window on the County's website, with access to sections, chapters, maps, etc.
- View the Comprehensive Plan (PDF) Opens in New Window as a single 286-page pdf file for easy viewing and printing.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to provide communities with information and policies that will guide future planning and community decisions. Comprehensive plans incorporate a twenty-year vision and provide a rational basis for local land use decisions.
In Wisconsin, the law defines the contents of a local comprehensive plan specified in nine elements. While a local government may choose to include additional elements, a comprehensive plan must include AT LEAST all of the following nine elements:
- Issues and Opportunities
- Economic Development
- Intergovernmental Cooperation
- Land Use
- Utilities and Community Facilities
- Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources
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