City of Merrill
Comprehensive Plan 2017



The City of Merrill 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 an 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 115 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.


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City of Merrill Comprehensive Plan Adobe PDF 14.8 MB
Adopted: March 2017.


1—Planning Area Adobe PDF 800 KB
2—Natural Resources Adobe PDF 3.0 MB
3—Utilities & Community Facilities Adobe PDF 1.5 MB
4—Transportation Adobe PDF 700 KB
5—Land Use Adobe PDF 1.2 MB
6—Future Land Use Adobe PDF 900 KB
7—Future Land Use Planning Area Adobe PDF 1.07 MB


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 North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission