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Town of Adams
Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Adams Comprehensive Plan is a compilation of historical data and community created goals, objectives, policies, and programs that will guide future planning and community decisions for a 20-year period, with a statutory update every 10-years. Comprehensive plans incorporate a twenty-year vision and provide a rational basis for local land use decisions.

The comprehensive plan law (§66.1001 WI Stats. Adobe PDF 114 KB) defines the contents of a local comprehensive plan, which has nine chapters—Issues & Opportunities; Natural, Cultural, & Agricultural Resources; Housing; Transportation; Economic Development; Land Use; Utilities & Community Facilities; Intergovernmental Cooperation; and Implementation. Population, housing, and land use projections are also required in 5-year increments for 20 years. Locally created goals, objectives, and policies are also part of each comprehensive plan chapter.

According to §66.1001 WI Stats., if a town, village, city, or county engages in official mapping, subdivision regulation, or zoning, those actions must be consistent with that community's comprehensive plan.


Comprehensive Planning process will begin in 2016 to update the 2006 Comprehensive Plan (available here).


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DRAFT Town of Adams Comprehensive Plan Adobe PDF 550 KB
Draft plan without maps. Download maps below.


1—Location Adobe PDF 260 KB
2—Planning Area Adobe PDF 450 KB
3—Natural Resources Adobe PDF 1.75 MB
4—Soils Adobe PDF 400 KB
5—Transportation Adobe PDF 400 KB
6—Utilities & Community Facilities Adobe PDF 430 KB
7—Land Use Adobe PDF 700 KB
8—Future Land Use Plan Adobe PDF 650 KB

Make questions or comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)




 North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission