TOWN OF MENASHA

2002 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

The Town of Menasha has a long history of developing and using comprehensive plans to direct its future.  The Town’s first plan was adopted in 1986 and then a new plan was prepared and adopted in 1996.  The 1996 plan established goals, objectives and policies that have been used to direct the Town’s growth.  The Town has required conformance of all rezoning with the adopted future land use map and requires amendments to the future land use map if a rezoning does not conform.  The 1996 plan was approved by East Central Regional Planning Commission, which ensured that the Town could expand its sewer service area.  This new plan will meet all of the requirements of the new State of Wisconsin Legislation on Growth Management under Wisconsin Statute #16.965, 16.9615 and 66.0295.   This plan is intended to direct the growth of the community for the next 10 years, with annual reviews of its objectives and a full update every 10 years. This plan is intended to incorporate input from all citizens while encouraging efficient government and coordinating intergovernmental cooperation.  As with the last plan, this will be a blueprint for future development that will help citizens, developers and all other entities to know what to expect about the future of the community. 

 

 


1.     ISSUES and OPPORTUNITIES

 

A.   Community Characteristics

 

1.     Community History

 

The Town of Menasha, Wisconsin, is located in Winnebago County, covers approximately 12 square miles. The Town’s identify, “Bridging The Fox Cities” reflects the fact that the Town is located on both the east and west sides of Little Lake Buttes Des Morts (part of the Fox River) and is connected by the Roland Kampo Bridge on State Highway 441. The Town is bordered by the City of Menasha to the east; the Town of Neenah and the City of Neenah to the south; the Town of Clayton to the west; and the towns of Greenville and Grand Chute, and the City of Appleton, to the north. The Town of Menasha is in the Appleton-Neenah-Oshkosh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a total population of 358,365 in 2000 compared to 313,121 in 1990. Of the three counties in the MSA (Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago) Winnebago grew 11.7% between 1990 and 2000 compared to 13.1% for the entire MSA

 

Rapid population growth and housing development characterized the Town of Menasha during the 1970’s and 80’s and to a lesser extent in the 1990’s. The driving force behind the Town of Menasha’s growth has always been its proximity to the urban amenities and employment available in the Fox Cities. In recent years, transportation improvements, the increase in the retail, commercial and industrial operations, and steadily increasing residential growth throughout the Fox Cities has maintained the Town’s trend toward urbanization.

 

Early residential growth was mainly large-lot “country homes” and “hobby farms.” As the municipalities of the Fox Cities became more urbanized, so too did the towns surrounding them. The Town of Menasha was one of the first to become urbanized, and is still among the leaders. Because the Town is far from being “built-out,” and choice developable land remains, urbanization will surely continue.

 

The challenge for the Town of Menasha is to be prepared to manage and serve new growth and redevelopment opportunities as the transition from rural to urban is completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Population Characteristics

 

The Town’s population in 2000 was 15,858 for an increase of more than 525% since 1950. Growth in each of the last two decades has been almost 15%, but the greatest growth was in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. The Town of Menasha was the first town surrounding the Fox Cities to see significant residential growth and continues to outpace population growth in Winnebago County (see Table 1). The impact of this growth will become apparent in several of the sections that follow.

 

TABLE 1

POPULATION CHANGE COMPARISON, 1950-2000

Town of Menasha

 

1950

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

Town of Menasha

Population

3,007

5,480

8,682

12,226

13,975

15,858

% Change

-

82%

58%

41%

14%

13%

Town of Grand Chute

Population

5,948

5,035

7,089

9,529

14,490

18,392

% Change

-

-15%

41%

34%

52%

27%

Town of Neenah

2,045

2,273

2,942

2,864

2,691

2,657

% Change

-

11%

29%

-3%

-6%

-1%

City of Menasha

Population

12,385

14,647

14,836

14,748

14,711

16,331

% Change

-

18%

1%

-1%

-0.3%

11%

Winnebago County

Population

91,103

107,128

129,946

131,772

140,320

156,763

% Change

-

18%

21%

1%

6%

12%

Source: Wisconsin Department of Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Town of Menasha’s population is predicted to see increases at a single-digit rate over a ten year period, considerably slower than the double-digit increases the Town has experienced during each of the last four decades (see Table 2).

 

TABLE 2

POPULATION PROJECTIONS, 2000-2015

Town of Menasha and Neighboring Jurisdictions

Year

Town of

Menasha

Town of

Neenah

T. Grand Chute

Town of Greenville

City of

Menasha

City of

Appleton

Winnebago County

Outagamie County

2000

15,858

2,657

18,392

6,844

16,331

70,087

156,763

160,971

Projected 2005

16,572

2,670

19,725

7,340

16,494

70,788

160,055

165,317

Change ‘00-‘05

4.50%

0.50%

7.20%

7.20%

1.00%

1.00%

2.10%

2.70%

Projected 2010

17,102

2,676

20,810

7,744

16,593

71,496

162,296

168,954

Change ‘05-‘10

3.20%

0.20%

5.50%

5.50%

0.60%

1.00%

1.40%

2.20%

Projected 2015

17,649

2,686

21,997

8,185

16,610

71,782

164,081

172,333

Change ‘10-‘15

3.20%

-0.40%

5.70%

5.70%

0.10%

0.40%

1.10%

2.00%

Source: U.S. Census and Wisconsin Department of Administration

 

 

The median age of the residents reveals significant aging of the population in the last twenty years. Table 3 shows the median age rose more than five years from 1980 to 1990 and another four years from 1990 to 2000. This same trend is evident throughout Wisconsin and the United States due to the aging of the “Baby Boomers.” The percentage of the population that is older than 65 is steadily increasing, and has not yet peaked. As a result, there will be a growing need for housing, services, and facilities that meet their needs.

 

TABLE 3

AGE COMPOSITION 1980, 1990, and 2000

Town of Menasha

 

1980 POP.

%

1990 POP.

%

2000 POP.

%

TOTAL

12,226

100%

13,975

100%

15,858

100%

Age < 5 Years

978

8%

1,059

8%

971

6%

5 to 17

2,934

24%

2,552

18%

2,864

18%

18 to 64

7,580

62%

9,093

65%

10,272

65%

Age > 64 Years

734

6%

1,271

9%

1,751

11%

Median Age

27.7

 

32.9

 

36.9

 

Source: U.S. Census

 

Table 4 shows in greater detail the movement between 1990 and 2000 of the Baby Boomer generation and the Baby Boomer echo (children of the Baby Boomers) in the Town of Menasha and Winnebago County.

 

TABLE 4

POPULATION AGE and SEX, 1990 and 2000

Town of Menasha and Winnebago County

 

Town of Menasha

Winnebago County

1990

2000

1990

2000

NO.

%

NO.

%

NO.

%

NO.

%

TOTAL

13,975

100.0

15,858

100.0

140,320

100.0

156,763

100.0

Male

6,959

49.8

7,912

49.9

68,699

49.0

78,149

49.9

Female

7,016

50.2

7,946

50.1

71,621

51.0

78,614

50.1

Age <5

1,059

7.6

971

6.1

9,815

7.0

9,364

6.0

5 to 9

1,075

7.7

1,063

6.7

10,060

7.2

10,395

6.6

10 to 14

989

7.1

1,106

7.0

8,935

6.4

11,001

7.1

15 to 19

797

5.7

1,102

7.0

10,098

7.2

12,194

7.8

20 to 24

898

6.4

1,044

6.6

12,754

9.1

12,882

8.2

25 to 34

2,724

19.5

2,129

13.4

24,583

17.5

21,459

13.7

35 to 44

2,367

16.9

2,785

17.6

20,759

14.8

26,136

16.7

45 to 54

1,679

12.0

2,357

14.9

13,816

9.8

20,832

13.3

55 to 59

620

4.4

820

5.2

5,902

4.2

7,060

4.5

60 to 64

496

3.5

730

4.6

5,775

4.1

5,777

3.7

65 to 74

768

5.5

961

6.1

9,717

6.9

9,862

6.3

75 to 84

379

2.7

578

3.6

6,148

4.4

6,997

4.5

Over 85

124

0.9

212

1.3

2,158

1.5

2,804

1.8

Median Age

32.2

 

36.9

-

33.4

-

35.4

-

Age <17s

3,611

25.8

3,835

24.2

33,797

24.1

37,343

23.8

Age >17r

10,364

74.2

12,023

75.8

106,523

75.9

119,420

76.2

Age >64

1,271

9.1

1,751

11.0

18,023

12.8

19,663

12.5

Source: U.S. Census

 

The trend in population density as shown in Table 5 is typical of urbanizing towns.  As the population grows and land area is lost due to annexations, the population density will increase. This means increased pressure for public services and the need for planned open space.

 

TABLE 5

POPULATION DENSITY, 1970 – 2000

Town of Menasha

 

Year

 

Population

Square Miles     In Town

Persons Per Square Mile

 

% Change

1970

8,682

Est. 12.6

689

 

1980

12,226

Est. 12.6

970

40.1

1990

13,975

12.6

1,109

14.3

2000

15,858

12.1

1,310

18.1

Source: U.S. Census and Town of Menasha

 

3.     Household Characteristics

 

NOTE: Complete household statistics from the 2000 U.S. Census are not available at this time. When they become available, this section will be reviewed to determine if changes in the analysis are needed.

 

Table 6 illustrates how household size has been significantly declining in the Town of Menasha and in the surrounding region. The average number of persons per household in the Town of Menasha in 2000 was 2.47 people. This is 4% lower than the average of 2.57 persons per household in the other seven jurisdictions included in Table 6.

 

This decline in household size is occurring throughout the state and nation. It has been largely attributed to an increase in the number of single- and two-person households caused by a higher divorce rate and an aging population.  The trend toward smaller household size has slowed down over the past ten years.

 

TABLE 6

HOUSEHOLD SIZE 1980, 1990 and 2000

Town of Menasha and Neighboring Jurisdictions

 

Town Menasha

Town Neenah

Town Grand Chute

Town Greenville

City Menasha

City Appleton

Winnebago County

Outagamie County

1980

2.90

3.22

2.88

3.41

2.64

2.72

2.70

2.96

1990

2.59

2.77

2.59

3.04

2.46

2.57

2.64

2.78

2000

2.47

2.72

2.38

2.97

2.35

2.52

2.43

2.61

% Change 1980-1990

-10.7%

-14.0%

-10.0%

-10.9%

-6.8%

-5.5%

-2.2%

-6.1%

% Change 1990-2000

-4.6%

-1.8%

-8.1%

-2.3%

-4.5%

-1.9%

-8.0%

-6.1%

Source: U.S. Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because detailed 2000 Census data on persons per household is not available at this time, estimates were made based on the trend in the decrease in household size to determine how it has affected the distribution of households (see Table 7). The number of one and two person households will continue to increase while the households with three or more persons will continue to decline as a percentage of the total number of households. This trend would indicate a need for housing alternatives to the traditional single-family housing development that is dominant in the Town of Menasha.

 

TABLE 7

PERSONS per HOUSEHOLD, 1990 Actual and 2000 Estimated

Town of Menasha and Winnebago County

 

Town of Menasha

1990

2000

Household Size

NO.

%

NO.

%

Total Households

5,351

100.0

6,298

100.0

1 Person

1,151

21.5

1,417

22.5

2 Persons

1,850

34.6

2,211

35.1

3 Persons

966

18.1

1,108

17.6

4 Persons

945

17.7

1,096

17.4

5 Persons

326

6.1

359

5.7

6 or More Persons

113

2.1

107

1.7

Total Persons

13,975

 

15,858

 

Persons/Household

2.61

 

2.52

 

 

Winnebago County

1990

2000

Household Size

NO.

%

NO.

%

Total Households

53,216

100.0

61,157

100.0

1 Person

13,351

25.1

16,084

26.3

2 Persons

18,228

34.3

21,344

34.9

3 Persons

8,829

16.6

9,969

16.3

4 Persons

8,293

15.6

9,357

15.3

5 Persons

3,197

6.0

3,486

5.7

6 or More Persons

921

1.7

917

1.5

Total Persons

140,320

 

156,763

 

Persons/Household

2.64

 

2.56

 

Source: U.S. Census (1990) and Martenson & Eisele, Inc. estimates (2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.     Employment Characteristics

 

NOTE: Employment statistics from the 2000 U.S. Census are not available at this time. When they become available, this section will be reviewed to determine if changes in the analysis are needed.

 

In 1990, 96.6% of the total labor force was employed in the Town of Menasha, which was slightly higher than the 95.7% employment rate for Winnebago County (See Table 8). The employment rate for males was slightly lower than the corresponding rate for females in both the Town and the County.

 

The major difference in labor force participation is the significantly higher female participation rate in the Town as compared to the County.  This correlates with the fact that the Town of Menasha has a lower percentage of total population 65 years and older which means comparatively more females will be in the labor force.

 

It is projected that the employment rates for 2000 will be slightly higher and labor force participation rates will remain about the same.

 

TABLE 8

LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION, 1990

Town of Menasha and Winnebago County

 

Town of Menasha

Winnebago County

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total Civilian Labor Force

7,958

4,089

3,579

73,551

39,716

33,835

No. Employed

7,688

3,881

3,448

70,401

37,946

32,455

% Employed

96.6

94.9

96.3

95.7

95.5

95.9

No. Unemployed

339

219

120

3,150

1,770

1,380

% Unemployed

3.4

5.1

3.7

4.3

4.5

4.1

Persons 16 Years and Over

10,635

5,181

5,454

10,9481

52,836

56,645

% Participation Rate

74.8

78.9

65.6

67.2

75.2

59.7

Source: U.S. Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 9 shows that the greatest number of workers in the Town of Menasha (26.5%) is employed in the manufacturing of non-durable goods.  Professional services and retail trade have the second and third highest number of workers with 19.6% and 16.2%, respectively.

 

While the Town has a significantly larger percentage of residents employed in non-durable manufacturing than either Winnebago County or Outagamie County, the percentages of professional services and retail trade is similar to the counties.

 

TABLE 9

INDUSTRY OF EMPLOYED PERSONS, 1990

Town of Menasha and Outagamie and Winnebago Counties

 

Town of Menasha

Winnebago Co.

Outagamie Co.

Industry

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%t

Agriculture

122

1.6

1,461

2.1

2,355

3.3

Forestry and fisheries

0

0.0

22

0.0

15

0.0

Mining

5

0.0

55

0.0

69

0.0

Construction

292

3.8

2,604

3.7

4,106

5.8

Manf. – Non-Durable Goods

2037

26.5

12,629

17.9

13,329

18.7

Manf. – Durable Goods

773

10.1

10,033

14.3

7,426

10.4

Transp., Comm., and Utilities

347

4.5

3,443

4.9

3,331

4.7

Wholesale Trade

305

3.9

2,405

3.4

2,977

4.2

Retail Trade

1242

16.2

12,202

17.3

12,667

17.8

Finance, Ins. and Real Estate

433

5.6

3,287

4.7

4,803

6.8

Services – Non-Professional

505

6.6

5,022

7.1

5,434

7.6

Services – Professional

1511

19.6

15,362

21.8

13,376

18.8

Public Administration

116

1.5

1,876

2.7

1,242

1.7

TOTAL

7,688

100.0

70,401

100.0

71,130

100.0

Source: U.S. Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 10 shows that three of the “Top Ten” manufacturers in the Fox Cities are located in the Town of Menasha.  They are Kimberly Clark, Pierce Manufacturing (a division of Oshkosh Truck) and SCA (formerly Wisconsin Tissue Mills).  Paper product and paper related manufacturing industries dominate the list of the largest employers in the Town of Menasha.

 

This list reflects the industry of employed persons in the Town of Menasha as three of the top four employers are in the non-durable manufacturing sectors.

 

TABLE 10

LARGEST EMPLOYERS, 2000

Town of Menasha

Company

Product

Employees

Kimberly Clark Corp.

Paper Products

5,730

SCA (Wisconsin Tissue Mills)

Paper Products

1,290

Pierce Manufacturing 

Fire Truck Chassis and Bodies

1,500

Outlook Graphics Corp.

Printing, Packing, Mailing

615

Miron Construction

General Contractor

400

Pitney Bowes

Telemarketing

250

Great Northern Corp.

Corrugated Boxes

200

Hayes Manufacturing

Spiral Paper Cores

150

JJ Plank Corp.

Paper Machines

100

Source: Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.     Income Characteristics

 

NOTE: Income statistics for 1999 were not available at this time. Martenson & Eisele estimated income for 1999 by using the Consumer Price Index.  As current figures from the 2000 Census become available, this section will be reviewed to determine if changes in the analysis are needed.

 

Household median income in the Town of Menasha is higher than in Winnebago County and in the cities of Menasha and Neenah (see Table 11). The median household income for the Town in 1989 was 23% higher than the County’s median income and per capita income for the Town in the same year was 20% higher than the County.

 

The other neighboring towns also have median incomes higher than Winnebago County and the incorporated municipalities, which reflects the trend of upper income households locating in the towns adjacent to the incorporated municipalities of the Fox Cities. It also reflects the fact that single-family homes dominate the new residential growth in the towns.

 

TABLE 11

HOUSEHOLD INCOMES, 1989 Actual and 1999 Estimated

Town Of Menasha and Neighboring Jurisdictions

Income

Town of Menasha

Town of Grand Chute

Town of Greenville

City of Menasha

City of Neenah

Winnebago County

Wisconsin

1989 Median Income

$37,049

$39,683

$40,608

$27,275

$32,285

$30,007

$29,442

1999 Median Income

$49,779

$53,316

$54,559

$36,645

$43,378

$40,316

$39,557

1989 Per Capita

$16,439

$17,229

$14,873

$13,360

$15,074

$13,696

$13,276

1999 Per Capita

$22,087

$23,148

$19,983

$17,950

$20,253

$18,401

$17,837

Source: U.S. Census (1989) and Martenson & Eisele, Inc. projections based on CPI (1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As would be expected, the percentage of people below the poverty level in the Town of Menasha is less than Winnebago County and the State of Wisconsin (see Table 12). In addition, the Town of Menasha has a lower percentage of families and female householders under the poverty level compared to the County and the State. What is not expected is that a higher percentage of persons 65 years and older in the Town of Menasha are below the poverty level compared to the County and the State.  This may indicate a higher level of need for social services for the elderly as well as affordable housing options.

 

 

TABLE 12

POVERTY STATUS, 1989

Town of Menasha, Winnebago County and Wisconsin

 

Town of Menasha

Winnebago County

State of Wisconsin

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

Total Persons

13,825

 

13,3950

 

4,754,103

 

   Persons Below Poverty Level

853

6.2

11,793

8.8

508,545

10.7

Person 65 Years and Older

1,165

 

17,089

 

604,812

 

   Persons 65 Years and

   Older Below Poverty Level

134

11.5

1,178

6.9

54,806

9.1

Total Number of Families

3,944

 

36,630

 

1,284,297

 

   Families Below Poverty Level

172

4.4

1,959

5.3

97,466

7.6

Total Female Householders

362

 

4,291

 

170,445

 

   Female Householder Below

   Poverty Level

88

24.3

1,083

25.2

53,139

31.2

Source: U.S. Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.     Education Characteristics

 

NOTE: Education statistics from the 2000 U.S. Census are not available at this time. When they become available, this section will be reviewed to determine if changes in the analysis are needed.

 

In 1990, 41.5% of the Town of Menasha’s population age 25 and over had received a high school education compared to 39.6% and 37.1% for Winnebago County and the State of Wisconsin, respectively.  This pattern continues among those with associate, bachelors and masters degrees or higher (see Table 13).

 

TABLE 13

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF PERSONS

25 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER, 1990

Town of Menasha, Winnebago County and State of Wisconsin

 

Town of Menasha

Winnebago County

State of Wisconsin

Level of Education

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

Less than 5th Grade

39

0.4

653

0.7

36063

1.2

High School Graduate

3807

41.5

35255

39.6

1147697

37.1

Some College, No Degree

1452

15.8

14228

16.0

515310

16.7

Associate Degree

743

8.1

6074

6.8

220177

7.1

Bachelors Degree

1341

14.6

11127

12.5

375603

12.1

Masters Degree or Higher

545

5.9

5035

5.7

173367

5.6

Source: U.S. Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


III.  TOWN OF MENASHA PLANNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

The Planning Consultant has developed the following goals and objectives with the assistance of Town officials, residents, property owners and other interested persons.  These goals and objectives are intended to serve as guides for preparing and implementing the recommendations presented in later chapters of the Town of Menasha Comprehensive Development Plan.  It should be noted that the goals, objectives and policies outlined in the Long-Range Transportation/Land Use Plan for the Fox Cities, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac Urban Areas December 1994 prepared by the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) have been incorporated into this Plan to foster implementation of Regional Objectives via local actions.  The Town of Menasha Comprehensive Development Plan is intended to be consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the ECWRPC plan.

 

The goal setting process for the Town of Menasha Comprehensive Plan includes the identification of present and future problems, the determination of aspirations in the form of goals and objectives, and the identification of strategic issues and priorities among them.  A problem is defined as an unsatisfactory condition, present or projected.  A goal is an ideal future condition to which the community aspires.  A goal is usually expressed in general terms and is not quantifiable.  An objective is an intermediate step toward attaining a goal and is more tangible and specific.  Objectives are measurable and attainable.  Policies are principles of land use design or development management that are derived from goals, but aimed more specifically at what the government can do to attain the goals.  Policies typically use imperatives such as "shall" and "should."  Policies can be expressed as specific standards.

 

The development of goals and objectives is a key element of the comprehensive community planning process.  The goals and objectives are intended to express the basic values, desires and needs of the community with respect to physical development and redevelopment.  Further, they contribute to the successful implementation of the Plan after it is adopted by providing guidelines for judging new development proposals.  Essentially, they define the Town's vision for the future and provide guidance for realizing that vision.

 

 


 

 

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

 

Goal 1-1: To encourage an orderly and planned pattern of community growth and development.

 

Objective 1-1.1: Promote a balanced allocation of land areas to accommodate current and future urban development needs.

 

Objective 1-1.2: Promote planned urban communities that contain centralized, compact, contiguous and compatible urban development patterns.

 

Objective 1-1.3: Promote urban development that is environmentally sound and compatible with the natural resource base.

 

 

Objective 1-1.4: Promote urban development in an efficient and economical manner.

 

Objective 1-1.5: Encourage urban development consistent with distinctive individual community character and identity.

 


 

 

LAND USE

 

Goal 2-1: Ensure that the character, magnitude and location of all land uses provides a system for orderly growth and development that achieves a balanced natural, physical, and economic environment, and enhances the quality of life of all residents.

 

Objective 2-1.1: On an ongoing basis the  Town shall review and amend and enforce as needed existing land development regulations that effectively guide and manage future growth.

 

Policy 2-1.1.1: Following the adoption of this comprehensive plan, the Town shall revise land division regulations and pursue the adoption of separate zoning regulations which will regulate: all land uses shown on the Land Use Map, the subdivision of land, the location, size and the height of signage, and areas subject to seasonal or periodic flooding, transportation issues, conservative land protection, and levels of service criteria.

 

Policy 2-1.1.2: The Town shall enforce and amend as needed, specific ordinances that provide for drainage and stormwater management and protect potable water well fields and aquifer recharge areas.

 

Policy 2-1.1.3: The adopted zoning and land development regulations shall ensure properly designed and safe ingress/egress is available to all sites, and that on-site traffic flow and parking shall be adequate to meet annual maximum daily requirements.               

 

Policy 2-1.1.4: The adopted zoning and land division regulations shall ensure and provide that development orders shall be issued only upon certification that transportation facilities, water, sewer, and solid waste, required services are available to serve proposed development at the adopted level of service, or are committed to be available concurrent with a development’s completion.

 

Policy 2-1.1.5: In conformance with Objective 2-1.1, above, the Town shall establish, adopt and implement density and intensity standards for all future land uses, as applicable and as indicated on the Land Use Element Map and the adopted Town/County Zoning Map. 

 

Objective 2-1.2: As soon as possible after adoption of the Town’s Comprehensive plan,  the Town shall provide and encourage the  adoption of  a Town/County Zoning Map that ensures future development and redevelopment activities are located in appropriate areas of the Town as illustrated on the adopted Land Use Map, which shall be consistent with sound planning principals and provides for control of urban sprawl in conformance with directives of the adopted Land Use Element. 

 

Policy 2-1.2.1: The Town shall encourage the use of innovative land use development techniques such as planned development projects, zero lot line patio home subdivisions, and cluster housing techniques.

 

Policy 2-1.2.2: The Town shall encourage the concentration of higher density and intensity growth in and around areas that are adequately served by transportation facilities, public utilities, and community services and facilities.

 

Policy 2-1.2.3: The Town shall encourage the location of future land uses at densities and intensities which will control urban sprawl and discourage leap-frog development that unduly depletes the physical, social, and fiscal resources of the Town.

 

Policy 2-1.2.4: Residential subdivisions shall be designed to include an efficient system of internal circulation for all vehicles and pedestrians including the provision for external collector streets, and trails where applicable, to feed all traffic onto external arterial roads and highways.

 

Policy 2-1.2.5: The Town shall develop a broad diversity of residential densities to satisfy the housing preferences and income levels of all residents.

 

Policy 2-1.2.6: The Town shall protect residential areas from incompatible commercial and industrial uses by the use of opens space, vegetative buffers and fences as appropriate.

 

Policy 2-1.2.7: The Town shall provide residential areas of sufficient density to economically support adequate community facilities.

 

Policy 2-1.2.8: The Town shall require connection to Town water and sewer systems for new development.

 

Policy 2-1.2.9: The Town shall discourage isolated residential developments that require higher service costs through proper implementation of the Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

Policy 2-1.2.10: The Town shall direct urban growth by providing community facilities in prime expansion areas, and withhold these facilities from areas in which growth is to be discouraged.

 

Policy 2-1.2.11: The Town shall approve the location of new development on the basis of the land’s ability to support such uses without adversely affecting the natural environment through use of proper site plan review procedures and appropriate mitigation measures.

 

Policy 2-1.2.12: The Town shall evaluate the impact of development on existing land use, in relation to transportation, essential services such as sewer and water, recreation and drainage, prior to its approval.

 

Policy 2-1.2.13: The Town shall promote development of commercial areas which are convenient to the public, and well integrated into the transportation system, and surrounding land uses.

 

Policy 2-1.2.14: The Town shall encourage commercial activities to locate in designated commercial areas through the use of proper zoning district designation as appropriate to the intensity and type of use to be permitted as directed in the Land Use Element.

 

Policy 2-1.2.15: The Town shall prohibit commercial activities from locating in wetlands, 100 year floodplains, and delineated conservation areas through the use of proper site plan review procedures, zoning and adopted flood plain management objectives and policies of this plan.

 

Policy 2-1.2.16: The Town shall locate planned shopping centers and developments serving regional and community-wide markets at the intersections of existing and proposed arterial roadways, in order to improve accessibility and minimize unnecessary traffic.

 

Policy 2-1.2.17: The Town shall locate neighborhood shopping facilities within defined neighborhoods, situated on collector roads.

 

Policy 2-1.2.18: The Town shall concentrate regional commercial activities and buffer them from residential and open space areas.

 

Policy 2-1.2.19: The Town shall require adequate off-street parking and loading facilities in all commercial areas.

 

Policy 2-1.2.20: The Town shall, through application of proper development review procedures, permit industrial development which is compatible with the natural environment, while planning the development of prime industrial land in accordance with anticipated development trends.

 

Policy 2-1.2.21: Specifically permit the type, intensity, and location of industrial development in such a way as to foster a diversified economic base, while not being detrimental to the Town’s aesthetics and the quality of life through appropriate zoning district designation and adherence to proper planning principles.

 

Policy 2-1.2.22: The Town shall encourage the expansion of industry in those areas already having industrial amenities.

 

Policy 2-1.2.23: The Town shall permit the clustering of industrial activities in industrial parks located in designated  “industrial nodes” which are accessible to adequate transportation facilities.

 

Policy 2-1.2.24: The Town shall protect existing industrial areas from encroachment by residential and non-compatible commercial uses.

 

Policy 2-1.2.26: The Town shall separate industrial districts from residential and commercial districts through adequate buffering and screening.

 

Policy 2-1.2.27: The Town shall provide an adequate amount of land suitable to meet the growing industrial and employment needs of the Town.

 

Policy 2-1.2.28: The Town shall disapprove industrial rezoning requests for lands that are not located in industrial areas or are incompatible with adjacent land uses.

 

Policy 2-1.2.29: The Town shall disallow industrial activities from locating in wetlands, 100-year flood zones, and delineated conservation areas where adverse natural system impacts will occur.

 

Objective 2-1.3:  The Town shall provide appropriate measures to ensure that all public facilities and services necessary to meet adopted levels of service standards are available concurrent with the impacts of the development through land development regulations.

 

Policy 2-1.3.1: Development permits shall be subject to certification that a stormwater permit has been issued or exempted by Winnebago County and the Town of Menasha.

 

Policy 2-1.3.2: Development permits shall be issued only when level of service for stormwater management can be met and demonstrated to the Department of Community Development by site design plans.

 

Policy 2-1.3.3: Land uses shall be permitted in designated areas as shown on the Land Use Map in accordance with directives of the Land Use Plan, zoning district designations specified in the adopted zoning regulations. 

 

Policy 2-1.3.4: A zone of protection shall be determined for each well in compliance with State and Federal requirements.

 

Policy 2-1.3.5: All delineated conservation land in the Town including ponds, wetlands, drainage conduits, and their associated vegetative communities, shall be conserved and protected from the effects of urbanization and development activities through proper site plan review procedure and mitigation measures.

 

Policy 2-1.3.6: On-site traffic flow shall be controlled for safety, with appropriate marking and signage while minimizing egress on to arterial roads, and providing a shared frontage road or drive as designated in the traffic circulation element.                              

 

Policy 2-1.3.7: On-site parking requirements for multi-family and commercial development shall be required to provide adequate parking for conditions of maximal demand.

 

Policy 2-1.3.8: The Town shall require the dedication and construction of frontage roads, interconnected parking lots or shared driveways to minimize the number of curb cuts on major roads.                     

 

Policy 2-1.3.9: The development of residential, commercial and industrial land uses shall be timed and staged in conjunction with provision of supporting community facilities, such as, but not limited to transportation, water, sewers, stormwater and recreation.

 

Policy 2-1.3.10: The developer/owner of any site shall retain ultimate responsibility for on-site construction, maintenance, and management of stormwater run-off, which shall be provided in such a manner to comply with Town, County and State requirements.

 

Objective 2-1.4: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, the Town shall provide necessary measures to identify, preserve and protect historical resources.

 

Policy 2-1.4.1: Historic designations shall be encouraged, when appropriate, for the purpose of preserving and protecting its character through the use of the Federal Designation process.

 

Policy 2-1.4.2: The Town shall contact the State Historical Society of Wisconsin if and when construction activities reveal suspected historical or pre-historical archaeological sites may be affected.

 

Objective 2-1.5: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, the Town shall implement housing recommendations for renewal and revitalization of substandard housing within timeframes and scope of assistance as identified within this Plan, using CDBG funds or other State or Federal Assistance if its available.

 

Policy 2-1.5.1: The Town shall utilize available governmental programs including intergovernmental cooperation as appropriate for renewal and revitalization of substandard housing targets.

 

Objective 2-1.6: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, the Town shall provide specific mechanisms that reduce existing land uses that are inconsistent with the adopted Land Use Plan.

 

Policy 2-1.6.1: The Town shall through the adoption of this plan and implementation of ordinances reduces or eliminate land uses that are inconsistent.

 

Objective 2-1.7:The Town shall investigate, initiate, and enforce such regulations as are necessary to ensure protection of the Town’s natural resources.

 

Policy 2-1.7.1: The Town shall through the initiation and enforcement of the goals, objectives and policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan and adoption and implementation of Town and County ordinances provide protective mechanisms for natural resources.

 

Objective 2-1.8: In conformance with the concurrency objectives of the adopted Comprehensive Plan, the Town shall ensure that suitable land is available for public utility facilities to support proposed development as applicable and necessary.

 

Policy 2-1.8.1: The Town shall monitor, evaluate and provide level of service standards as applicable and necessary to ensure that suitable land is available for public utility facilities to support proposed development.

 

Objective 2-1.9: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, the Town shall adopt land development regulations that contain directives that utilize innovative land development concepts.

 

Policy 2-1.9.1: The Town shall encourage the modification of the Town/County Zoning Ordinance to provide criteria to accommodate innovative land development techniques or encourage the adoption of a separate Town Zoning Ordinance.

 

GOAL 2-2: To ensure that the character and location of all types of land use within the Town of Menasha contribute to the general health, safety and welfare of the community’s residents and property owners.

 

Objective 2-2.1: Encourage the use of innovative land use design and development tools including transit-oriented development, planned unit development, cluster zoning, urban design districts, access controls, and professional site plan and design review to foster high-quality, compact, pedestrian-oriented and mixed use developments.

 

Objective 2-2.2: Work towards achieving the highest and best use of all vacant and under utilized lands and buildings in the Town of Menasha through the implementation of long-range comprehensive planning and detailed neighborhood development plans.

 

Objective 2-2.3: Develop detailed zoning, land division, official map and capital improvement ordinances and design standards that will directly implement the Comprehensive Development Plan.  In some instances, this will require close coordination with Winnebago County.

 

Objective 2-2.4: Require all physical development and redevelopment decisions and actions in the Town of Menasha to be consistent with the Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

Objective 2-2.5: Following adoption of the comprehensive plan, the Town shall develop detailed neighborhood development plans for specific areas of the Town where new development and redevelopment is desired.

 

Objective 2-2.6: Coordinate land use planning activities in the Town of Menasha with planning activities in neighboring jurisdictions and the region.

 

Objective 2-2.7: Guide new development and redevelopment only to those areas in the Town that are well suited for urban development.

 

Objective 2-2.8: Provide for the complete range of basic land uses including residential, commercial, office, industrial, parks and open space, and institutional in the Town of Menasha by designating areas most appropriate for such uses on the Town’s long-range Land Use Plan Map and on detailed neighborhood development plan maps.

 

Objective 2-2.9: Protect established, viable neighborhoods from intrusions by incompatible land uses recognizing that some mixture of uses may be desirable to facilitate transit use and pedestrian activity.  Mixed-uses should be developed in accordance with a Town-adopted neighborhood development plan.

 

Objective 2-2.10: Permanently protect environmental corridors from development through a combination of zoning, official mapping, public acquisition, developer land dedications and other options.

 

Objective 2-2.11: Achieve a compact, efficient development pattern in the Town by requiring high-quality site design and the efficient provision of municipal services.  New development and redevelopment should be guided by Town-adopted neighborhood development plans.

 

Objective 2-2.12: Prevent strip commercial development along major thoroughfares that serve the Town by encouraging cluster development in pre-designated commercial areas that are consistent with Town-adopted neighborhood development plans.

 

Objective 2-2.13: Protect the economic viability of existing business districts in the Town of Menasha by carefully zoning undeveloped or redeveloping areas in the Town

 

Objective 2-2.14: Plan for the development of potentially incompatible land uses such as residential and commercial or industrial by requiring that adequate mitigation measures such as buffer yards, vegetative or structural screening, high quality site planning, sound-proofing, traffic access control of parking lot lighting are incorporated into the design of these uses.

 

Objective 2-2.15: Coordinate land development and redevelopment projects with transportation system projects to achieve the highest and best use of vacant or underutilized lands.

 

Objective 2-2.16: Coordinate land use planning activities in the Town of Menasha with the plans and activities of school districts, sanitary districts, transit systems and other providers of municipal services and facilities.

 

Objective 2-2.17: Improve the visual quality and physical design of the Town of Menasha by developing and continuing to enforce signage, landscaping, property maintenance, site plan review, building design, parking and outdoor storage regulations which foster high quality urban development.  This is especially important for lands along the new USH 10 western extension corridor and the West Side Arterial corridor.

 

Objective 2-2.18: Encourage the amendment  of  the existing zoning ordinance and zoning map to be consistent with the recommendations of the Comprehensive Development Plan and neighborhood development plans.  Where necessary, draft and adopt new ordinances, zoning and subdivision standards to implement the goals, objectives and recommendations of this Plan and the neighborhood development plans or pursue the option when possible of the adoption of a separate zoning ordinance for the Town.

 

Objective 2-2.19: Identify, protect and enhance historic and cultural resources in the Town.

 

Objective 2-2.20: Ensure that all new development provides adequate off-street parking and off-street loading facilities.  Encourage shared parking arrangements between adjacent land uses where appropriate.

 

Objective 2-2.21: Ensure that all new development can be adequately served by existing municipal services and facilities before development projects are approved.

 

Objective 2-2.22: Avoid stormwater management problems associated with increasing urbanization, by requiring new development to provide on-site storm water management facilities and by permanently protecting natural drainageways and floodlands. Encourage the formation of a stormwater utility district to address stormwater issues and provide for consistent funding of stormwater maintenance and improvement. 

 

Objective 2-2.23: Continue to support the business park and commercial-service center within the Town of Menasha in conjunction with the construction of the West American Drive extension to Clayton Road. .

 

Objective 2-2.24: Prohibit the expansion of non-conforming land uses that are incompatible with the recommendations of the Comprehensive Development Plan.

 


 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Goal 3-1: To achieve a safe, convenient, efficient and environmentally sound multi-modal (i.e. pedestrian, bicycle, auto, transit, air, etc.)  Transportation system that provides personal mobility to all segments of the population and supports the economy of the Town of Menasha and the region.

 

Objective 3-1.1: Encourage the use of innovative transportation system design standards to facilitate pedestrian, bicycle and transit use and reduce automobile dependency.

 

 

Objective: 3-1.2: Continue to update official street map in order to reserve adequate rights-of-way for future reconstructed or newly constructed streets, pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

 

Objective 3-1.3: Coordinate transportation projects with the Town's Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

Objective 3-1.4: Link the Town's transportation system with the regional transportation system through coordinated intergovernmental long-range transportation and land use planning.

 

Objective 3-1.5: Take full advantage of the economic development possibilities associated with the Town's access and proximity to regional rail lines, Outagamie County Airport, and the regional highway system and the regional waterways system.

 

Objective 3-1.6: Provide safe and comfortable pedestrian and bicycle facilities in all areas of the Town including residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and institutional areas.  All neighborhoods should be designed to meet the unique needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and automobile travelers.

 

Objective 3-1.7: Encourage land use densities and development patterns that make transit service feasible in the Town.

 

Objective 3-1.8: Require all new development along existing and proposed transit corridors to be designed so that it can be easily and conveniently served with bus or other transit systems.  Site plan reviews should include a thorough analysis of whether or not the proposed development is designed in a manner that will allow it to be served by transit vehicles (e.g. buses, car pools, vans, rail, etc.).

 

Objective 3-1.9: Continue to improve the image of the Town by improving the visual quality of development along key community entryways such as STH 441-USH 10, USH 41 and the West Side Arterial.  This should be achieved by further revising the Town's  signage, landscaping, outdoor storage and building design regulations so that new development fosters high visual quality.

 

Objective 3-1.10: Provide a directional signage system throughout the Town.  This system should guide travelers to key activity centers such as the new Town Center Complex, waterfront recreation areas, commercial districts, parks, schools, office centers and industrial facilities.

 

Objective 3-1.11: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, 2003 Coordinate the Town's capital improvements projects with this Plan.

 

Objective 3-1.12: Provide safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle routes between residential areas, schools, shopping areas, parks, medical facilities, employment centers and mass transit facilities.

 

Objective 3-1.13: Require new development projects to accommodate the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and the physically challenged. Develop or modify the requirements and standards of site plan reviews and conditional use permits so that they incorporate the  requirements will be made a part of all new development and redevelopment projects.

 

Objective 3-1.14: Encourage persons owning developed property along major community entryways to improve the aesthetic quality of their properties by screening parking areas, landscaping street terraces and yards, reducing the number and size of signs, eliminating outdoor storage of materials, products or supplies, and planting decorative gardens and flower beds. 

 

Objective 3-1.15: Ensure that pedestrian crossings at major intersections are properly designed to provide maximum safety and convenience to those crossing these heavily traveled streets.

 

Objective 3-1.16: Require new development to provide off-street parking and loading facilities.  Encourage shared parking arrangements between adjacent land uses whenever possible.

 

Objective 3-1.17: Minimize the impact of new transportation projects on existing neighborhoods, businesses and natural resources.

 

Objective 3-1.18: Implement access control regulations along arterial and selected collector streets in the Town to facilitate safe travel and reduce public right-of-way acquisition costs.

 

Objective 3-1.19: Revise existing Town and County Ordinances and standards as needed to implement the recommendations made in this Plan.

 

Objective 3-1.20: Pursue the establishment of an impact fee to ensure that new development supports transportation improvements to maintain minimum levels of service for all impacted road. 

 

Objective 3-1.21:Require  offsite improvements for new developments that ensures that these new developments do not degrade the service levels of the public roads that they will impact. 

 

Objective 3-1.22:Establish levels of service for all roads within the Town.


 

 

HOUSING

 

Goal 4-1: To provide safe, affordable, quality housing of various types and in various locations to present and future Town residents.

 

Objective 4-1.1: Encourage in appropriate locations, a variety of housing types including single-family, duplex, multiple-family and condominium units in the Town.

 

Objective 4-1.2: Stabilize the physical condition of older neighborhoods by creating and enforcing property maintenance codes, developing funding programs, and applying for grants that are geared toward housing rehabilitation and maintenance, and buffering residential areas from incompatible land uses.

 

Objective 4-1.3: Ensure that specialized residential facilities (e.g. elderly housing, CBRFs) are adequately served with transit service, pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, recreational facilities, and convenient, nearby shopping, service and entertainment areas.

 

Objective 4-1.4: Identify the most suitable areas for new residential dwelling units on the Land Use Plan Map and guide new residential development to those areas.

 

Objective 4-1.5: Locate new housing units in areas that have convenient access to shopping, schools, churches, parks, services and transit facilities.

 

Objective 4-1.6: Project housing needs based on population forecasts and project land requirements for these housing needs over the next planning period. 

 

 


 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Goal 5-1: To diversify and strengthen the Town of Menasha's local economy.

 

Objective 5-1.1: Support the development of  a high quality business park and community commercial center in the Town.

 

Objective 5-1.2: Retain and expand existing commercial establishments and industries in the Town of Menasha.

 

Objective 5-1.3: Take maximum advantage of the economic development potential the Town enjoys given its proximity to a regional airport, major rail lines, and the regional highway network.

 

Objective 5-1.4: Improve the visual quality of existing commercial and industrial establishments in the Town of Menasha to enhance the "image of the town" to visitors, residents and potential new investors.

 

Objective 5-1.5: Diversify the local economic base so that it keeps pace with the realities of a rapidly changing world economy and does not become threatened by economic down turns in various sectors of the industrial economic base (e.g. paper industry).

 

Objective 5-1.6: Better utilize the waterfront as an economic development amenity by working with neighboring units of government to develop a vision plan for the region's water resources.

 

Objective 5-1.7: Determine through the land use planning process the highest and best use of vacant or under-utilized properties within the Town.

 

Objective 5-1.8: Recruit new industries to the Town by aggressively marketing the Town's unique locational attributes, skilled labor force and full range of municipal services.

 

Objective 5-1.9: Amend the Town/Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance and Map or develop a separate Town zoning ordinance and map if possible to ensure a high quality business environment by guiding new businesses to pre-planned areas that are well-served by municipal services and the regional transportation system.

 

Objective 5-1.10: Provide Town shoppers with adequate services and facilities such as safe and convenient parking areas; comfortable, visually attractive and well-lit sidewalks in commercial areas; safe crossings across major streets; and logical, convenient transit routes that connect residential areas with shopping districts and employment centers.

 

Objective 5-1.11: Diversify the mixture of commercial and service uses in the Town to meet unmet market niches and better serve existing neighborhoods.

 

Objective 5-1.12: Encourage the use of innovative regional economic development strategies and tax base sharing tools in the Fox Cities region.

 

Objective 5-1.13: Encourage intergovernmental cooperation and coordination in the area of economic development.

 

Objective 5-1.14: Encourage the creation of a business association that will support the Town of Menasha.


 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

Goal 6-1: To preserve natural features and amenities and conserve natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

 

Objective 6-1.1: Permanently protect environmental corridors from development through the use of the Town's/Winnebago County Zoning Ordinance, Official Map and the Town’s Land Subdivision Ordinance.

 

Objective 6-1.2: Permanently protect floodlands, natural drainageways and wetlands within the Town to avoid storm-water management problems and other environmental problems.

 

Objective 6-1.3: Develop strategies for eliminating contaminated sites within the Town of Menasha.

 

Objective 6-1.4: Encourage the use of innovative zoning techniques such as planned unit developments and cluster zoning to preserve open space and foster high quality development.

 

Objective 6-1.5: Improve or maintain air quality in the Fox Cities region.

 

Objective 6-1.6: Employ a comprehensive management approach for solid and organic wastes.

 

Objective 6-1.7: Foster sustainable development patterns through the use of innovate land use, transportation and utility planning tools.

 


 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Goal 7-1: To provide sufficient, high quality public recreation and open space facilities to all residents of the Town of Menasha.

 

Objective 7-1.1: Provide all area residents an opportunity to partake in a wide range of active and passive recreational activities on a year-round basis.

 

Objective 7-1.2: Preserve areas of unique natural, historical, and cultural significance or unusual beauty for public use and enjoyment.

 

Objective 7-1.3: Plan for the future open space and recreational needs of the urban area.

 

Objective 7-1.4: Provide recreational opportunities in a cost-effective manner.

 

Objective 7-1.5: Promote intermodal trail development that will ensure that most neighborhoods in the Town are located within ¼ to ½ mile (five to ten minute walk) of a public park facility.

 

Objective 7-1.6: Work closely with local school districts and other civic groups to provide adequate recreation facilities and programs and to avoid duplication of recreational facilities.

 

Objective 7-1.7: Continue to require new subdivisions to provide land dedications when appropriate and fees for park and open space acquisition and facilities development.

 

Objective 7-1.8: Ensure that the Town's Parks and Open Space Plan is kept updated and certified by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to enable the community to apply for various State and Federal grant programs.

 

 


 

 

 

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

 

Goal 8-1: To promote the provision of government services in an efficient, environmentally sound and socially responsible manner.

 

Objective 8-1.1: Provide efficient and economical public facilities and services to urban development.

 

Objective 8-1.2: Foster cooperation and coordination in the provision of services where efficiency, equity and economies of scale can be obtained with other entities.

 

Objective 8-1.3: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, develop a capital improvements program that is consistent with this Plan.

 

Objective 8-1.4: Promote economy and equity in the delivery of urban services.

 

Objective 8-1.5: Promote sanitary sewerage systems, which will effectively and economically serve urban development.

 

Objective 8-1.6: Coordinate the Town's Land Use Plan with Regional Sewer Service Area Plans.

 

Objective 8-1.7: Develop urban service phasing plans that are coordinated with the Town's Land Use Plan and Transportation Plan.

 

 


 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATION

 

Goal 9-1: To establish and maintain a comprehensive, continuous community development system that results in a high-quality built and natural environment.

 

Objective 9-1.1: Implement this Plan through the Town's (Winnebago County) Zoning Ordinance, Land Subdivision Ordinance, Official Map and capital improvements programming.  If necessary, these ordinances should be amended or new ordinances should be created to achieve this objective.

 

Policy 9-1.1.1: Conduct a complete revision of this Plan at least once every 10 years.

 

Policy 9-1.1.2: This Plan shall be consulted by the Planning Commission, Town Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, other units of government and agencies, and the private sector before any decisions related to community development or redevelopment are made.

 

Policy 9-1.1.3: This Plan should be amended and revised as needed so that it remains relevant to current conditions in the community.  However, the Plan should not be changed so frequently that it becomes meaningless. The policies of this plan shall be reviewed on an annual basis and the implementation dates shall be amended as appropriate to ensure the implementation of this plan.

 

Policy 9-1.1.4: Continue to require site plan review for all new multiple family residential, commercial, industrial, office, institutional and mixed use development projects.

 

Objective 9-1.2: Pursue the adoption of a zoning ordinance that is under the complete jurisdiction of the Town of Menasha.

 

Objective 9-1.3: Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan,  Prepare and adopt detailed neighborhood development plans that refine and expand upon the general recommendations of the Comprehensive Development Plan and its elements.