The Vilas County 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. Comprehensive plans incorporate a 20-year vision and provide a rational basis for local land use decisions.
The comprehensive plan law (§66.1001 WI Stats. 143 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.
NOTICE: The County Farmland Preservation Plan (available here) is attached to the County Comprehensive Plan.
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|Vilas County Comprehensive Plan LARGE 1.97 MB||NOTICE: Adopted revisions to the plan may have changed maps and/or text in this online version of the plan. Please contact the Vilas County Zoning Department for any adopted revisions to the Vilas County Comprehensive Plan.|
|Adopted Plan without maps.|
|1-1 Planning Context 160 KB|
|2-1 Natural Resources JPEG 819 KB||2-1 Natural Resources LARGE 1.61 MB|
|4-1 Community Facilities 991 KB|
|4-2 School Districts 118 KB|
|4-3 Law Enforcement 126 KB|
|4-4 Fire Service 114 KB|
|5-1 Transportation LARGE 1.15 MB|
|7-1 Existing Land Use JPEG 767 KB||7-1 Existing Land Use LARGE 5.06 MB|
|7-2 Future Land Use JPEG 915 KB||7-2 Future Land Use LARGE 6.85 MB|
|7-3 Ownership JPEG 603 KB||7-3 Ownership LARGE 1.14 MB|
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