Comprehensive Plan Update


The Town of Algoma’s population of 6,959 (Jan. 1, 2017 est.) is expected to grow by 2,771 persons by 2040 – an increase of about 40%!   Where are these people going to live?  How many more cars will be on the road?  What new businesses will pop up as a result?  What does this mean in terms of overall land use change, provision of services, and demands for housing, parks, trails and other amenities?



To help answer and address these questions, the Town of Algoma has hired the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission ( to update  its 20-year Comprehensive Plan, last prepared in 2007.  In its final form, this document will help our community plan for future growth and development out to the year 2040.  This project is expected to be completed by October of 2019.  As part of the process, we will examine issues and opportunities; housing; transportation; utilities and community facilities; agricultural, natural and cultural resources; economic development; intergovernmental cooperation; land use and implementation.  A final, updated “Future Land Use Map” will be developed and ultimately used as a guide the Town’s Plan Commission when addressing matters ranging from re-zonings to subdivisions to infrastructure needs.


This project is heavily reliant on input and ideas from the citizenry of the Town of Algoma.   Materials developed during the Plan update, and other sources of information, will be posted here for public review, consideration and comment when available.  Check back often to review new materials.   If you have any  thoughts or ideas about the future of the Town and what this Plan Update should address, please share them with Richard Heath, Town Administrator at


General Information about Comprehensive Plans


Wisconsin Department of Administration –


Current Town of Algoma Comprehensive Plan and other planning documents


Town of Algoma Planning Documents

Comprehensive Plan Public Participation Plan


Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Meeting Materials


Kickoff Meeting – April 11, 2018

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Project Schedule
  3. Plan Commission Expectations
  4. STEEP Trends Report
  5. Plan Notification List
  6. Public Participation Plan
  7. List of Existing Plans, Ordinances & Programs
  8. Plan Commission SWOT Exercise Forms
  9. Preliminary Set of Comprehensive Plan Maps (to be posted soon!)

June 13, 2018

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Minutes from the April 11, 2018 Meeting
  3. Meeting Memo
  4. Chapter 2: Issues and Opportunities
  5. Chapter 3: Agricultural, Natural & Cultural Resources
  6. Draft Appendix D: Policies & Programs

February 13, 2019

  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Minutes from the June 13, 2018 Meeting
  3. Meeting Memo
  4. Westward Ho Vision Study – 2018
  5. Chapter 6: Economic Development Summary
  6. Chapter 6: Economic Development Full Chapter
  7. Chapter 7: Housing Summary
  8. Chapter 7: Housing Full Chapter

June 26, 2019

  1. Agenda
  2. Minutes from the February 13, 2019 Meeting
  3. Meeting Memo
  4. Utilities & Community Facilities Chapter Summary
  5. Utilities & Community Facilities Chapter Full
  6. Transportation Chapter Summary
  7. Transportation Chapter Full
  8. Transportation Chapter Supplementary Map

January 22, 2020 (No Quorum)

  1. Agenda
  2. Update on Plan Development Process
  3. Chapter 7: Land Use Element Draft
  4. Chapter 7: Land Use Element Appendix Draft
  5. Chapter 10: Intergovernmental Cooperation Element Draft
  6. Chapter 10: Intergovernmental Cooperation Element Appendix Draft
  7. Chapter 11: Implementation Element Draft

February 12, 2020 (Agenda Items 2-7 are the same as the meeting on January 22, 2020)

  1. Agenda
  2. Comprehensive Plan Dashboard

 Comprehensive Plan Update Partner