Comprehensive Plan

Village Comprehensive Plan


The Village has adopted a comprehensive plan that satisfies the State’s “Smart Growth” Law and, more importantly, helps guide Greendale into the future. A Comprehensive Plan is a very important document that establishes a community vision, lays out future land use, and identifies issues and opportunities for the future of Greendale. 

According to s. 66.1001, Wis. Stats., beginning on January 1, 2010, 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. The Wisconsin Comprehensive Planning Law (s. 66.1001) does not mandate how a local community should grow, rather it requires public participation at the local level in deciding how a community wants to look and be in the future. 

While a local government may choose to include additional elements, a comprehensive plan must include AT LEAST all of the below nine elements as defined by the Comprehensive Planning Law. 

• Issues and Opportunities 
• Housing 
• Transportation 
• Utilities and Community Facilities 
• Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources 
• Economic Development 
• Intergovernmental Cooperation 
• Land Use 
• Implementation 
Village of Greendale Comprehensive Plan: 2010-2035 
Revisiting a Greenbelt Community 
Adopted: November 17, 2009 

Click the links below for more information on the Village Comprehensive Plan. You can download the entire plan as a single document or download individual chapters.