Racine County Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan: 2035

In 1999, Governor Thompson signed into law what is referred to as the “Smart Growth” legislation (Section 66.1001 of the Wisconsin Statutes). All local governments (cities, towns, and villages) and the County are required to adopt a comprehensive plan by January 1, 2010 in order to enforce zoning, subdivision and official mapping ordinances. These ordinances must be consistent with the adopted comprehensive plan by January 1, 2010.

Between 2006 and 2009, Racine County, all seventeen local communities* worked cooperatively with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), County Planning and Development, and UW-Extension to create a multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan. This plan was adopted by each local government unit (with the exception of the City of Racine, which endorsed the multi-jurisdictional plan and will adopt its own comprehensive plan) during the summer of 2009. The Racine County Board of Supervisors adopted the plan on October 13, 2009.

*The Town and Village of Rochester were consolidated as the Village of Rochester in December 2008.

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Questions or Comments:

Please direct any questions or comments regarding the Racine County Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan to:
Racine County Department of Planning & Development
14200 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant, WI 53177-1295
Phone: 262-886-8470 | Fax: 262-886-8488
E-mail: RCPlanningDevelopment@goracine.org

You may download a complete copy of the Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan for Racine County: 2035 as adopted by the Racine County Board of Supervisors on October 13, 2009. A summary of the plan (20 pages, 2 MB) is also available. The plan divided into chapters is provided below, along with summary and fact sheets.

  1. Introduction & Background
    Fact Sheet Chapter 1
  2. Inventory of Population, Housing Stock and Economic Base
    Fact Sheet Chapter 2
  3. Inventory of Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources
    Fact Sheet Chapter 3
  4. Inventory of Existing Land Uses and Transportation Facilities & Services
    Fact Sheet Chapter 4
  5. Inventory of Utilities and Community Facilities
    Fact Sheet Chapter 5
  6. Existing Plans and Ordinances
    Fact Sheet Chapter 6
  7. Population, Household and Employment Projections
    Fact Sheet Chapter 7
  8. Issues and Opportunities Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 8
  9. Land Use Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 9
  10. Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 10
  11. Housing Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 11
  12. Transportation Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 12
  13. Utilities and Community Facilities Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 13
  14. Economic Development Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 14
  15. Implementation Element
  16. Intergovernmental Cooperation Element
    Summary Sheet Chapter 16
  17. Summary