Beginning January 2010, Wisconsin's local and regional governments must base decisions that affect zoning, official mapping, and subdivision regulations on an adopted comprehensive plan [s.66.1001 Wisconsin Statutes]. As a result, an increasing number of communities are adopting new plans or updating existing plans to be consistent with the new laws.
“A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin”, prepared by the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, with financial assistance from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, was created to help Wisconsin communities address coastal issues within their Comprehensive Plans. The Guide presents coastal issues as they relate to each of the nine elements required in Comprehensive Plans.
In addition, the Guide explores some of the data and tools that might be needed to document coastal resource issues and provides strategies that communities might implement to reach common coastal planning goals.
You can download a web-adapted version of “A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin” in two ways. The entire Guide may be downloaded in PDF format or accessed by chapter via this website. A summary of each section is also available via this website at the link below. Please click the appropriate link below. Note: The PDF file is extremely large and may take some time to download.
A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin [PDF]
A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin webpage, Table of Contents
Alternatively, official copies of "A Guide to Planning For Coastal Communities in Wisconsin" can be requested from:
Mark Walter, Director
Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
“A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin” was prepared by the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission and was funded in part by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act, Grant #NA17OZ1144. The web adaptation of “A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin” and the Great Lakes Coastal Communities Web pages were developed by the Land Information & Computer Graphics Facility (LICGF), in collaboration with and funding provided by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act, Grant #NA03NOS4190106, along with assistance from the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.