CP: Public Comment Information

Public Comment Information

Comprehensive planning provides a blueprint for the future. Your talents, energy, ideas, and participation are needed to help craft a plan for Washington County's future. For more information about the comprehensive planning process, contact the Washington County Planning and Parks Department at 262-335-4445 or email: webplan@co.washington.wi.us

Current Public Comment Opportunities

April 15, 2008 - County Board Considers Comprehensive Plan for Adoption

Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan Open House and Informational Workshop

Washington County hosted a Comprehensive Planning Open House and Informational Workshop on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Moraine Park Technical College(AMTC)between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Seventy people attended. This event provided citizens with an opportunity to view existing element inventory information. Goals that have been created for each element through the plan design year of 2035, along with top programs to implement the goals, were also on display for the public to view and provide comment on. Existing and future land use information was also on display. A presentation regarding the comprehensive plan was held at 6:30 p.m.

Comprehensive Planning Presentation

Washington County Smart Growth Interactive Visioning Workshop

Washington County hosted a Comprehensive Smart Growth Interactive Visioning Workshop on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Moraine Park Technical College between the hours of 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. The workshop provided several opportunities for citizens to learn about the Countywide Comprehensive Plan draft inventory chapters and provided opportunities to express their vision of the future. The workshop was conducted in an open house format, where participants could choose when to attend and which activities to complete.

There were a total of five stations where participants had opportunities to gather information and learn about the Smart Growth Plan and to participate in hands-on visioning activities. Activities included: mapping future land use through the use of Geographic Information System software, surveying preferred types of development through a slideshow format, evaluating Washington County's existing land use goals, writing a visioning statement for Washington County, and sharing opinions about Smart Growth elements and goals. A presentation of the draft inventory chapters was conducted at 6:00 p.m.

Thirty-four residents from Washington County attended the workshop. The overall feedback regarding the workshop was very positive. There will be another public participation opportunity for Washington County in early 2008 to review the recommendations of The Washington County Comprehensive Plan.

Thank you to all who attended the workshop. Your opinion is valued and the results from the workshop will be forwarded to local government officials and workgroups to be considered during future decision-making processes. We will see you in 2008!

These results are not a valid representation of the total population of Washington County.

Visioning Workshop Results

Countywide Survey February 2006

On December 7, 2005, Washington County held a Kickoff meeting to inform citizens about the Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Planning process, timeline, and State law requirements. In addition, citizens had the opportunity to participate in a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (S.W.O.T.) workshop where they were able to share their opinions/perceptions about the County.

Click the link below to view detailed information regarding the results of this kickoff meeting.

S.W.O.T. Results

Information Materials

Smart Growth Informational Posters

Full size posters are available below.

Comprehensive Planning Newsletters

From 2003 to 2006, Washington County citizens were notified of every step of the comprehensive planning
process through the Comprehensive Planning Newsletter. In 2006, the Comprehensive Planning Newsletter was combined with the Land & Water
Conservation Division Newsletter and became the Planning & Parks Department Newsletter.To view
Planning & Parks Department newsletters published since 2006, please visit the Planning & Parks Department homepage.