SUMMARY OF 10/15/01 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.     Town of Clayton representatives inquired about the routing of W. American Dr. out to Clayton Ave. W. American Dr. was recently mapped out to Clayton Ave. W. American Dr. splits off into Smoke Tree Road. Smoke Tree Rd. then goes into the single-family subdivision, Gateway Meadows. The Town of Clayton reps. verified that Jacobsen Rd. is planned to extend out to the Town of Clayton, connecting to Fairview Dr. The Town of Clayton is interested in water/sewer connection with the Town of Menasha’s Utility Dist. Finally, other official mapped roads will be identified thru the Comp. Plan.

2.     Town staff & consultant explained that the Future Land Use Map guides zoning decisions and therefore, the public hearings will be very important in order to attain resident comments on developing a new Future Land Use Map.

3.     Clarified how zoning can use buffers, such as:

Hwy--- Comm/Ind---Duplex/Multi-Family---Single-family to

appropriately separate land uses.

4.     The 9 elements of the Comp Plan (e.g. issues & opportunities, economic development, transportation, land use, intergovernmental cooper, community facilities/utilities, etc.) will be examined through different public hearings. A schedule of the public hearings will be placed on the website.

5.     The 5 year road plan is not currently in the Comprehensive Plan but will be in this update.

6.     Clarified that the only way to change the Future Land Use Map (once it is adopted), is through an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. This then provides a protection to the Town since a rezoning would not get recommended for approval if it violated the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan (e.g. a piece of land identified as Low Density Residential would not receive a recommendation of approval if an applicant proposes a rezoning to an industrial use).

7.     There is a difference between Land Use and Zoning. Land Uses, such as Low Density Residential, Mixed Use, Business Park and Industrial are guides used in making decisions of zoning or other land use changes. For example, the Mixed Residential Land Use designation could allow for various residential uses, such as single-family, duplex, townhouse, apartments, or cluster developments. On the other hand, Zoning specifically details what principal uses are possible for a parcel of land (e.g. doctor’s office, auto sales stores are principal uses allowed in the B-3 [General Business Zoning District], setbacks (e.g. principal building required to be a minimum of 50 to the front or street setback in the B-3 zoning district), frontage requirements (e.g. 65 ft. minimum frontage for the R-2 [single-family] zoning district), lot size requirements (e.g. 12,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size for R-3 [two-family or duplex] zoning district, etc.