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Comprehensive Master Plan

The Comprehensive Master Plan document sets forth the City of Franklin's vision for its future development.  This plan addresses issues such as population, natural resource features, land use, zoning, development objectives, transportation, parks, public sewer and water, among other issues.  The originally adopted Comprehensive Master Plan (1992), Area's 2, 3, and 4, Area C, the Crossroads Trade Area Plan, the 27th Street Corridor Plan, and the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, all have been adopted by reference into the 2025 City of Franklin Comprehensive Master Plan.  These adopted plans are used as a guide for future development in the City of Franklin.


Prepared by:

PDI/GRAEF, RA Smith National,
Cedarburg Science, and the City of Franklin

The City of Franklin Common Council adopted the City of Franklin 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan on October 21, 2009.  The Plan provides a framework for the future growth and development of the City and was enacted to meet the requirements of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Planning Legislation.  The 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan focuses on the following elements: Issues and Opportunities; Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources; Economic Development; Land Use; Housing; Transportation; Utilities & Community Facilities; and Intergovernmental Cooperation.

In addition to the identification of goals, objectives, policies, standards, guidelines, and recommendations as they relate to each element, the City of Franklin 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan also provides numerous suggestions and recommendations of topics for further study.  The 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan will be used to direct future actions of the City as they relate to planning, zoning, land division, and official mapping.  The Plan will be reviewed and amended over time, providing specific opportunities for the reaffirmation, prioritization, and pursuit of such actions, the results of which will be incorporated in the Plan as determined by the Common Council (see below Ordinances that revise the 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan).  It is intended that the City's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) will be consistent with, but not identical to, the Plan.

Copies of the 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan are available for the public to review or purchase at the Department of City Development, located at 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132.  In addition, a large format 2025 Future Land Use Map is available in our office for the public to review.


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