The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to guide land use decisions for future development and consider visions of the community’s future. The Comprehensive Plan includes nine elements: Land Use, Implementation, Issues and Opportunities, Agricultural/Natural/Cultural Resources, Transportation, Housing, Utilities and Community Facilities, Economic Development, and Intergovernmental Cooperation.
The Comprehensive Plan for the City of Fond du Lac was adopted in 2010. Wisconsin’s comprehensive planning legislation requires that the Comprehensive Plan be updated every ten years. In updating the plan, the goals, objectives, policies and programs of the plan must be reviewed. It is important to note that the vision of the Comprehensive Plan is intended to reflect how the City of Fond du Lac should be in twenty years, not how it is today.
The City has developed a public participation plan to inform and engage the public. The goal of a public participation plan is to foster public participation, including open discussion, communication programs, information services, and public meetings in every stage of the preparation of a comprehensive plan.
The planning process will include two open house meetings, one near the beginning of the process and one near the end of the process. Other forms of public participation will occur in digital engagement, flyers and posters, news media and social media. Project meetings related to the Comprehensive Plan update will include Plan Commission and other board and commission meetings, and City Council meetings. At least one public hearing will be held on the updated Comprehensive Plan prior to adoption by the City Council. Advance notice will be provided for public meetings.