Oneida County Comprehensive Plan 2024

The Oneida County Comprehensive Plan will help guide County decision makers on a wide array of issues over the next twenty years. Below are the most recent version of each chapter for review, including proposed changes from the most recent meeting they were reviewed at:

  1. Issues and Opportunities (Complete but not yet adopted)
  2. Natural, Agricultural, and Cultural Resources (Currently under review)
  3. Housing (Currently under review)
  4. Utilities and Community Facilities (Currently under review)
  5. Transportation (To be reviewed)
  6. Economic Development (To be reviewed)
  7. Land Use (To be reviewed)
  8. Intergovernmental Cooperation (To be reviewed)
  9. Implementation (To be reviewed)

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Forest County Comprehensive Plan 2024

A comprehensive plan is a local government’s guide to community physical, social, and economic development. Comprehensive plans are not meant to serve as land use regulations in themselves; instead, they provide a rational basis for local land use decisions with a twenty-year vision for future planning and community decisions.

The comprehensive plan law (§66.1001 WI Stats. Adobe PDF 113 KB) defines the contents of a local comprehensive plan as a combination of nine chapters—Issues & Opportunities; Natural, Cultural, & Agricultural Resources; Housing; Transportation; Economic Development; Land Use; Utilities & Community Facilities; Intergovernmental Cooperation; and Implementation.

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. This plan is an update of the 2011 Comprehensive Plan adopted by the county.

Regional Comprehensive Plan 2025-2045

NCWRPC began the process of updating its Regional Comprehensive Plan, formerly known as the Regional Livability Plan (2015), in April 2024. This document meets Wisconsin State Statutes 66.1001, which requires regional and local comprehensive plans to be updated every 10 years. This document guides the development of North Central Wisconsin and provides local comprehensive plans with data and strategies to address opportunities and issues facing the 10-county region. Below are meeting agendas and the most recent version of the plan’s draft chapters. Final review and adoption of the plan is expected to occur in spring and summer of 2025.

Tentative Project Timeline
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Agendas and Packets

Meeting 1: June 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Agenda / Packet

Future meetings TBD

Draft Chapters

  1. Introduction, and Demographics and Issues
  2. Natural, Agricultural, and Cultural Resources
  3. Housing
  4. Utilities & Community Facilities
  5. Transportation
  6. Economic Development
  7. Land use
  8. Public Health
  9. Intergovernmental Cooperation
  10. Implementation

For questions, contact Sam Wessel at swessel@ncwrpc.org

Wausau Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process and Schedule

In 2018, the City of Wausau and the Wausau School District won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan.

In the fall of 2021, the City of Wausau and the Wausau School District began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC is guiding the Wausau SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Data collection occurred in spring & summer 2022. Further analysis with the SRTS Task Force will occur throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Plan development occurred in 2023.

Plan review and revision will occur throughout the 2023-2024 school year.

Plan adoption is anticipated in spring/summer 2024.

Implementation of the Wausau SRTS Plan can begin anytime thereafter into many years later.

Schools in Wausau SRTS Plan:

John Muir Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Grant Elementary
G.D. Jones Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Horace Mann Middle School
Riverview Elementary
Franklin Elementary
Hawthorn Hills Elementary
John Marshall Elementary

Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)

Wood County Comprehensive Plan and Housing Study 2024

The Wood County Comprehensive Plan will help guide County decision makers on a wide array of issues over the next twenty years. The comprehensive plan’s housing chapter will also contain a robust study to help attract needed housing to the County. Below is a housing survey:

Athens Elementary Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and School District of Athens won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for Athens Elementary. In the fall of 2023, the Village and Athens Elementary began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Athens Elementary SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Athens Elementary SRTS Task Force
_________, Principal
_________, _____________
_________, _____________
_________, _____________
Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

School Data
Athens Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3 – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4 – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5 – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6 – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)

Marathon Area Elementary Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Marathon School District won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for Marathon Area Elementary. In the fall of 2023, Marathon City and Marathon Area Elementary began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Marathon Area Elementary SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

Marathon Area Elementary SRTS Task Force
_________, Principal
_________, _____________
_________, _____________
_________, _____________
Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

 

School Data

Marathon Area Elementary School
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3A – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4A – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5A – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6A – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

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Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)

Wisconsin Rapids Safe Routes To School – 2024

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the Wisconsin Rapids School District won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for several schools in the District. In the fall of 2023, the City and District began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Wisconsin Rapids SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

The following schools are part of Wisconsin Rapids SRTS Planning:
Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School
Grant Elementary
Grove Elementary
Howe Elementary
Mead Elementary
THINK Academy
Washington Elementary
Woodside Elementary

Wisconsin Rapids SRTS Task Force
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

School Data
-Parent Survey AGGREGATE Results (All elementary and middle school parent surveys were tabulated together in this report.)

Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3A – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4A – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5A – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6A – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Grant Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3B – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4B – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5B – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6B – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Grove Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3C – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4C – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5C – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6C – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Howe Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3D – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4D – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5D – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6D – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Mead Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3E – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4E – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5E – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6E – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

THINK Academy
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3F – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4F – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5F – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6F – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Washington Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3G – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4G – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5G – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6G – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Woodside Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3H – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4H – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5H – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6H – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)

Rhinelander Safe Routes To School – 2024

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

Regional SRTS HomePedestrian SafetyResourcesBicycle SafetySRTS PSAs

Planning Process
In 2022, the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the School District of Rhinelander won a WisDOT SRTS planning grant to create a SRTS Plan for several schools in the District. In the fall of 2023, the City and District began SRTS Planning with the assistance of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). The NCWRPC guided the Rhinelander SRTS Task Force through the planning process.

The following schools are part of Rhinelander SRTS Planning:
James Williams Middle School
Central Elementary
Crescent Elementary
Northwoods Community Elementary
Pelican Elementary

Rhinelander SRTS Task Force
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
__________, _________
Fred Heider, Planner, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

 School Data

James Williams Middle School
1-Parent Survey Results [Cross tabulated National SRTS Data Center]
2-Parent Survey Results [Original data with all comments]
Map 3A – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4A – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5A – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6A – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

-Elementary School Parent Survey AGGREGATE Results (All elementary school parent surveys were tabulated together in this report.)

Central Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3B – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4B – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5B – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6B – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Crescent Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3C – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4C – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5C – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6C – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Northwoods Community Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3D – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4D – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5D – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6D – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Pelican Elementary
-Parent Survey Results
Map 3E – Site Assessment (Not available yet.)
Map 4E – Transportation (Not available yet.)
Map 5E – School Routes (Not available yet.)
Map 6E – Recommendations (Not available yet.)

Make questions or comments about the planning here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)