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Appleton Comprehensive Plan Ready for Review.

by Melissa on February 6th, 2018

The Draft City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan is now available for review at the following places:

The plan was completed by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission who worked with the Appleton Comprehensive Plan Task Force committee that included Lori Andreas, Lindsey Bruer, Leslie Ehrenberg, Roman Fidler, Maureen Heinecke, Gary Hendrickx, Justin Koepp, Doug Moe, Tom Moe, Jody Molden, Chad Syltie, and Gene Wenstrom.

This plan is meant to guide the city for the next 10 years:  2018-2028.  A plan serves as a legal basis for land use regulations and it provides guidelines for the city council and decision makers on how best to use city resources.  It also gives an opportunity for residents to voice their shared vision for the community.

The Appleton Comp Plan includes information on the past, present and what it hopes for the future. The community profile includes demographics, a brief history of the community, a snapshot of where Appleton is today.  The community vision outlines where the community hopes to be in 10-20 years.

There are seven planning topics in the plan and each section includes an overview of each topic, and goals and strategies that should be worked on.  The implementation chapter gives an outline on how to use the plan and give an action plan with guidelines on how to prioritize the strategies.

The public review period will last until March 7th, 2018. Comments will be considered before the Appleton City Council adopts the plan. To give comments go to:

For general questions or comments, contact:
Kristi Fernholz, Senior Planner
320.289.1981 x 106

323 West Schlieman Ave. Appleton, MN 56208

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