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.
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:
1. Issues and Opportunities
4. Utilities and Community Facilities
5. Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources
6. Economic Development
7. Intergovernmental Cooperation
8. Land Use
See the State's Element Guides
View a copy of the Comprehensive Plan