Planning Report

 

Presque Isle Year 2020

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

 

Town of Presque Isle

Vilas County, Wisconsin

 

September 2002
Revised June 2009

Little Horsehead Lake Dam

“Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness”

 

Committee Approval Resolution

 

Town Board Plan Adoption Ordinance

 

INTRODUCTION TO JUNE 2009 REVISIONS

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Work on the Presque Isle Comprehensive Long Range Plan was begun in the year 2000. Work on the plan has continued to the present. In September of 2002 the work that had been done to that point was set forth in a written compilation by the firm of Foth and Van Dyke. As work has progressed since that time changes have been made to certain parts of the plan. The purpose of this introduction is to note where changes have been made with respect to the September 2002 compilation.

The most significant change is the recommendation that the Town use its current zoning map and its Zoning Ordinance (Subchapter 900) as its guide in planning for future land use and zoning changes. The Town embraced comprehensive zoning in 1959 by enacting a zoning ordinance. The Town’s Zoning Ordinance, as amended from time to time, has served to foster orderly, conservative, understandable and predictable land use and zoning within the Town. This is the primary reason for the committee’s recommendation to use the current zoning plan as the Town’s long range planning guide.

This introduction identifies where changes have been made from the September 2002 compilation.

Section 1

Forward

No changes made to this section.


Section 2

Public Participation Process

In April, 2006 the Town Board directed the Zoning Committee to begin work to update the 2002 Foth and Van Dyke compilation. The Zoning Committee then also became the Land Use Planning Committee, meeting monthly in open session with the opportunity for public input at every meeting. A review of the committee minutes from 2006 to present will reveal the work of the committee and comments from the public.

An additional public hearing on the revisions will be held prior to adoption.

Section 3

Goals and Objectives

Goal: To use the current zoning as a guide for future land use and future zoning.

Objective: To avoid change for the sake of change and to continue to foster orderly, conservative, understandable and predictable land use and zoning within the town.


Section 4

Demographics and Housing

A need to provide affordable housing to retain young individuals and families within the town was noted and addressed. The town has experienced significant growth since 2002.


Section 5

Community Facilities and Services

The following additional community services and facilities are noted:


Section 6

Economic Profile

No additional economic data was generated.

Section 7

Transportation

No changes were made to this section.


Section 8

Natural Resource Analysis

It was determined that land and resource protection is best accomplished by using the current zoning map and zoning ordinance as a guide for future land use and zoning.


Section 9

Land Use Analysis

It was determined that land use and resource protection is best accomplished by using current zoning map and zoning ordinance as the guide for future land use and zoning.


Section 10

Growth Forecast

No additional data was generated with respect to this section.


Section 11

Preferred Land Use Development Strategy

The committee determined that the use of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance has resulted in appropriate land use within the town. Therefore, the recommendation is that the town use its current classification, except as hereinafter noted.


Section 12

Year 2020 Preferred Land Use

The committee has rewritten this section.

The committee determined that the use of the town’s zoning map and zoning ordinance has resulted in appropriate land use within the town. Therefore, the recommendation is that the town retains its current classification, except as hereinafter noted.

Planned land use classification is set forth on the planning map on page 5 and usage on page 6 of this section.


Section 13

Implementation Strategy

The committee has rewritten this section.

The town will implement its land use and zoning in the manner it has used since the enactment of comprehensive zoning in 1959.

The existing Towns Zoning Ordinance can be found in appendix 9-1.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

2009 Zoning Committee Members

Town of Presque Isle Land Use Planning & Lakes Classification Committee


Town of Presque Isle Town Board


A special thanks to Vilas County for all the assistance, including financial, technical, mapping, and administrative support:


Vilas County Land Use Planning Committee

UW-Extension Mapping Department

Mapping Department

Zoning Department Land & Water Conservation

Land & Water Conservation


Thanks to the Subconsultants who assisted with mapping, technical assistance, and transportation analysis:


Thanks and appreciation to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Lake Protection grant program funding that made this project possible.

A special thanks to the people of the Town of Presque Isle who attended meetings, shared ideas, and helped direct the Planning Committee and the Town Board in creating a plan to manage growth and change.


Report prepared September, 2002 by: John D. Williams, AICP, Lead Planner, Foth &Van Dyke

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