Transportation Planning

The NCWRPC assists local governments in the preparation of local road improvement programs. These road plans provide a capital improvement schedule for upgrading local roads and help local units obtain LRIP funding for road reconstruction projects. Pavement rating and other assistance with the WISLR program is also available.

In addition, the NCWRPC conducts specialized transportation studies including Safe Routes To School plans, bicycle and pedestrian system plans, traffic counts, and others.

What Types of Services are Provided?

Local Road Improvement Programs
· Counties
· Cities
· Villages
· Towns

WISLR Assistance
Road Rating Assistance and Training
Safe Routes to School Planning and Assistance
Bicycle Facilities Planning
WisDOT Traffic Count Data
Access Management Studies
Alternative Route Studies
Corridor Studies
License Plate Surveys
Parking Surveys and Studies
Specialized Studies and Surveys
Identifying Sources of Assistance
Preparing Grant Applications for Federal/State Programs

Transportation and Land Use Planning:

The NCWRPC provides professional planning assistance in the areas of land use management and policy development, zoning, subdivision and other regulations, as they relate to transportation systems.

Because of the close relationship between land use and transportation, the transportation planning process involves the planning of land uses as well as transportation systems and facilities.

Specialized Studies:

NCWRPC Staff assists local units of government to identify transportation problems and develop viable solutions. Services can range from preparing a study or plan to securing financing for community projects to drafting an ordinance.

Title VI Notice

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

The NCWRPC operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, age, sex, disability, low income, limited English proficiency, and national origin in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

Contact Darryl Landeau, Transportation Planner, 715-849-5510, with any questions.

North Central WI Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC)

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Title VI Complaint Procedure

Title VI Complaint and Comment Form

Land Use Planning – Comprehensive Planning

NCWRPC is responsible for the development of a regional comprehensive plan for the ten-county Region. The Regional Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2004, the first regional comprehensive plan in the state under the new planning law, and was last updated in 2015. The mid-plan review of that document will be developed in 2020. NCWRPC also prepares other regionally focused plans from time to time.

What Types of Plans can be Provided?

Comprehensive Plans
Specialized Land Use Plans
Park & Outdoor Recreation Plans
Zoning Ordinances and Subdivision Regulations
Sewer Service Area Planning
Wellhead Protection Planning
All Hazard Mitigation Plans
Farmland Preservation Plans
Land & Water Resource Management Plans
Downtown Development Plans
Capital Improvements Programming
Grant Applications for Federal/State Programs

Land Use Planning & Zoning:

The NCWRPC provides professional assistance in the areas of land use policy and management. The planning process is adapted to each community. GIS technology is used to create maps that aid in the visualization of plan outcomes. A range of zoning assistance is available from updating an existing ordinance to drafting a new ordinance tailored to your specific needs.

Community Technical Assistance:

NCWRPC Staff assists local units of government in identifying problems and developing viable solutions. Services can range from preparing a study or plan to securing financing for community projects or to drafting ordinances.

Grant Writing & Administration:

The NCWRPC provides assistance to member counties by both writing and administering various grants. Common grant applications include EDA, USDA, and Wisconsin Department of Commerce CDBG grants.

Intergovernmental Cooperation

The NCWRPC is available to conduct specialized studies on request. In the past, the NCWRPC has completed studies such as merging ambulance services, community consolidation studies, economic impact analysis, and a juvenile detention study.

In addition, the NCWRPC serves as the Regional Clearinghouse and reviews all applications for federal and state assistance throughout the ten-county region for their compatibility with existing plans and programs in the area.

Framework for Regional Development:

The Framework is the NCWRPC’s master plan for the physical development of the Region. This plan creates a framework for consistency and coordination in the preparation of county & local landuse plans.

Forum for Exchange:

The NCWRPC acts as a forum through which different counties and municipalities can communicate with each other about common problems and issues that cross borders. The NCWRPC is designated as an economic development district by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and as a rural transportation planning organization by WisDOT to coordinate economic development and transportation strategies on a regional basis with cooperative efforts to solve local problems.

Intergovernmental Agreements:

The NCWRPC can assist in the development of intergovernmental agreements including cooperative boundary agreements and planning. Intergovernmental agreements can be as simple as agreeing to conduct joint plan commission meetings, share police and fire services, or as complex as tax revenue sharing, and redefining municipal boundaries. Two basic types of agreements are authorized under s.66.023 & s.66.30 WI Stats. Other specialized agreements are possible under a variety of specific statutes.

Cooperative Boundary Agreements – 66.023

The agreement may change boundaries pursuant to an order by the WisDOA. The change is based on a detailed plan. The statute allows the incorporation of a wide variety of other planning tools. These agreements provide flexibility for annexation, zoning, revenue sharing and other inter-municipal activities.

General Agreements – 66.30

A contract between municipal entities to set boundaries or other shared municipal services. Boundaries are set and the parties either commit to maintain them or to allow growth to some ultimate boundary. Agreements may also contain provisions for revenue sharing.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

The NCWRPC has available a variety of graphic and mapping products, from aerial photos to wetland maps. We assist communities with Land Records Modernization Plans, grant applications and RFP’s for GIS services. Custom data sets and maps are also available for communities.

In addition, the NCWRPC maintains a wide array of data that is available upon request. Some of the data includes: U.S. Census (1980 – 2010), Economic Census, Employment and Labor Information, and more.

Mapping and GIS:

NCWRPC has available a variety of graphic and mapping products, from aerial photos to land use maps to wetland maps. In addition, we can create custom map products:

Parcel Mapping
Zoning Maps
Natural Features Maps
Address Maps
Land Use Mapping
ArcMap Projects

A Resource Center for The Region:

Census Data 1980 – 2020
Wisconsin Data Center Affiliate Organization
Census Tract Maps
Planning Library
Aerial Photos of the Region
Wetland Maps
Land Use Data
Historical Data and Maps
Technical Services for the Region

GIS Software:
ArcGIS Pro

Data Center:

NCWRPC maintains a wide array of data that is available upon request. Some of the data includes: U.S. Census (1980-2020), Economic Census, Employment and Labor Information, and more.

Specialized Services:

NCWRPC is available to conduct specialized services on request:

Computer Equipment Purchases Review
Software Support
Web Page Design
Database Management
Survey Analysis & Design

Who are these Services provided for?

NCWRPC serves the ten counties and the local governments within our region. These services are provided to NCWRPC members. NCWRPC has also contracted with other public and private sector agencies to provide assistance as requested.

Economic Development

The NCWRPC provides technical grant writing and administrative assistance to communities that are seeking funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). The NCWRPC also provides assistance for a wide variety of other grant programs, including the Wisconsin Department of Commerce (CDBG program), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA-Rural Development.

NCWRPC annually prepares a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that analyzes the regional economy and identifies potential economic development projects. This report maintains the Region’s eligibility for EDA public works programs. Other federal and state programs utilize this plan as well. NCWRPC also prepares EDA grant applications, among others, to bring funding into the Region.