Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Comprehensive Plan amendments include changes to the text or any of the maps included in the Comprehensive Plan. Text amendments may include changing, adding, or modifying a goal, objective, policy ,or program in any of the element chapters in response to changing conditions or new information. Text amendments can also include adding or changing the land use plan categories in the Land Use Element to provide for a category of development that is not incorporated into the current set of categories, or updating inventory information.

In addition to text amendments, the land use plan map (Map 12.1) may be amended to change the designation, and therefore the allowable uses, on a parcel or parcels of land. Other maps in the plan may be amended or updated to reflect updated information, such as updated floodplain mapping or inventories of natural resources or community facilities.

Subdivision

View the Washington County Land Use Plan: 2050

View 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

A plan amendment can be initiated by:

  • County Board
  • County Board committee
  • City Common Council/ Village Board/ Town Board
  • Developer/owner regarding subdivision plat proposal

There are three separate applications for Comprehensive Plan amendments and can be submitted to the Planning and Parks Department. Review each description below and select the proper form.

#1 Land Use Map Amendment due to Subdivision Plat Request
This application includes map amendment requests to the County Comprehensive Plan due to subdivision plat proposals. Land Use and Planning Committee approval and County Board approval are required.

Application #1

#2 Concurrent Review of Land Use Map Amendment due to Subdivision Plat Request and Preliminary Plat Review Process
If a concurrent review of map amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are initiated by a Subdivision Plat proposal and the Preliminary Plat Review Process for Land Division, application #2 must be submitted to the Planning and Parks Department. Both Land Use and Planning Committee approval and County Board approval are required.

Application #2

#3 General Text and Land Use Map Amendment Request
This application includes map amendments to the County Comprehensive Plan requested by a Town. These requests should not be related to a subdivision plat proposal. Both Land Use and Planning Committee approval and County Board approval are required.

Application #3

 

Wisconsin Statute Section 66.1001(4)(f) requires that county and local governments maintain a list of people who want to be informed of Comprehensive Plan changes. If you would like to be added to this list, please email Landres@washcowisco.gov or call (262)-335-4445.