CARPC Seeks Input on Regional Land Use Plan
The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is rewriting the Regional Land Use Plan and requests input from local government through an online survey.
Who should take the survey? While all are welcome, we are particularly interested to hear what local elected officials, municipal staff, and members of the various boards, councils, and commissions that deal with land use planning have to say about the future of our region.
Wisconsin’s regional planning commissions are charged under state statute to “prepare and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the region.” Such an advisory plan is needed to guide future development in our fast-growing region. The current plan was drafted in the 1990s and is now past its useful life.
The survey asks your thoughts on draft goals and objectives for land use in the region. We developed these goals and objectives based on priorities identified through the A Greater Madison Vision (AGMV) initiative. Over the past few years, AGMV gathered input from public, private, and citizen sources, culminating in a survey completed by nearly 9,200 people last fall.
Local input on the draft goals and objectives is critical to ensure that the regional land use goals and objectives are ultimately used to guide growth. CARPC will finalize the goals and objectives based on survey input and discussions this winter. We will then use the goals and objectives to project future land use needs and opportunities, prepare future land use maps, draft implementation strategies, and prepare draft and final regional land use plans, while gathering more input throughout.
The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. We value your input as we work to make the new Regional Land Use Plan a meaningful, useful, and successful roadmap to the future of our region.