In 2016, the City of Appleton began conducting a 5-year update to its 2010-2030 Comprehensive Plan, which included updates to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan (Chapter 18) and a full re-write of the City’s Downtown Plan (Chapter 14).  Monthly Steering Committee meetings, workshops, walking and bicycle tours, presentations, and open houses were held over 11 months offering numerous opportunities for public input, in addition to this interactive website allowing for on-line comments.

The City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan 2010-2030 Text and Future Land Use Map Amendments were adopted by the Common Council on March 15, 2017.  The updated chapters are available on the Documents page.  Subsequent to its adoption, the City is now working to carry out the various goals, objectives, and policies found in the Plan.  This website, originally developed during the 5-year update, will remain active and is intended to share information that relates to Comprehensive Plan implementation.

Current Projects:  Mixed Use Library Project

The Comprehensive Plan includes recommendations related to the Appleton Public Library, including Strategy 2.7 in Chapter 14 Downtown Plan: “Support creation of a new or remodeled library with mixed uses downtown…”  The City of Appleton Common Council and Library Board are now considering a mixed-use library development proposal submitted by Commercial Horizons.  For more information on the mixed-use library project and to view the submitted proposals, please click here.

Recent Highlights

Subsequent to the Plan adoption, the City created two new Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Districts in Downtown.  Details about the TIF Districts can be found online at the Community & Economic Development Department's page.

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