Shorewood 2040

This site is the place to learn about the development of the ten-year update of the Village of Shorewood’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the short-range and long-range growth, redevelopment and preservation of the community and will be used by Village officials as a policy guide to help make decisions regarding the future of Shorewood.  The Comprehensive Plan is an update of the Village’s existing Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2011.

Project Overview

The 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update will review the Village’s current Comprehensive Plan 2030 and confirm the future vision for Shorewood 2040.  The Village has hired Vandewalle & Associates to assist with the effort, which is being led by the Plan Commission.  The effort will be undertaken in compliance with Wisconsin State Statute 66.1001, which details the following required elements:

  • Issues and Opportunities
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Utilities and Community Facilities
  • Agriculture, Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Intergovernmental Cooperation
  • Land Use
  • Implementation

Project Schedule

The project commenced in June 2020 with public participation and draft elements to be completed throughout the summer and early fall.  Plan adoption is expected to take place through the Village Board in early 2021.

Public Participation Plan

The Village Board adopted the Project’s Public Participation Plan on July 6.  This plan describes the Village’s commitment to public participation in the planning process.  As the planning process unfolds, the Village may incorporate additional input opportunities beyond those listed in the adopted Public Participation Plan.  

Virtual Public Open House

What should Shorewood be like in 2040? Do you have opinions about the future of housing, transportation, development, bicycle trails, or other topics? 

We want to hear from you!  On July 21, the Village held a virtual public open house to share information about the Comprehensive Plan Update process and discuss ideas for the future of Shorewood. Although the live zoom meeting has occurred, there are still ways you can participate in this event and share your thoughts! 

1.    Fill out the Comprehensive Plan 2040 Comment Form! (You do not need to have viewed the presentation to complete the Comment Form.) 

2.    Watch the recording of the Virtual Public Open House 

Please share this Comment Form with your friends and neighbors. Hard copies of the Comment Form will be available at the Shorewood Public Library. Additional questions and comments throughout the effort may be submitted though the following form: Shorewood 2040 Input.

Next Meetings

Plan Commission meetings are open to the public.  The Comprehensive Plan is expected to be discussed at the following meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Visit this page for updates, as meeting dates are subject to change.  Check the Village Calendar or Agenda Center to view upcoming meetings and participation details.

How to Get Involved

Questions and comments throughout the effort may be submitted though the following form: Shorewood 2040 Input.