Town of Emerald

“In the year 2035, the Town of Emerald is as green as its name...”

The most complete planning legislation in Wisconsin’s history was enacted in 1999.  The legislation provides communities with the framework to develop a comprehensive plan as a tool to guide future growth.  As of January 1, 2010, all communities that make land use decisions, including zoning and subdivision ordinances, need to base those decisions on their adopted comprehensive plan.

Comprehensive Plan

The Emerald Town Board, with assistance from the St. Croix County Planning & Zoning Department, participated in a joint planning effort to write a comprehensive plan for the Town. The Town Board adopted the Emerald 2010-2035 Comprehensive Plan on March 2, 2011.

Adopted Plan & Public Participation

The Adopted Plan and Public Participation documents are provided.

  • The plan is provided both as a single document and in sections for easier download
  • An executive summary, which excludes background information, is also provided
  1. Emerald - Deer Park Agricultural Resources 3-2-11 (PDF)
  2. Emerald - Deer Park Appendix 3-2-11 (PDF)
  3. Emerald - Deer Park Community Background 3-2-11 (PDF)
  4. Emerald - Deer Park Community Forecasts 3-2-11 (PDF)
  5. Emerald - Deer Park Cultural Resources 3-2-11 (PDF)
  6. Emerald - Deer Park Economic Development 3-2-11 (PDF)
  7. Emerald - Deer Park Housing 3-2-11 (PDF)
  8. Emerald - Deer Park Implementation 3-2-11 (PDF)
  9. Emerald - Deer Park Intergov Cooperation 3-2-11 (PDF)
  10. Emerald - Deer Park Intro and Public Participation 3-2-11 (PDF)
  11. Emerald - Deer Park Land Use 3-2-11 (PDF)
  12. Emerald - Deer Park Natural Resources 3-2-11 (PDF)
  13. Emerald - Deer Park Population and Demographics 3-2-11 (PDF)
  14. Emerald - Deer Park Transportation 3-2-11 (PDF)
  15. Emerald - Deer Park Utilities and Community Facilities 3-2-11 (PDF)
  16. Emerald Community Planning Survey Final Report 3-06 (PDF)
  17. Emerald Comprehensive Plan Adopted 3-2-11 (PDF)
  18. Emerald Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary 3-2-11 (PDF)
  19. Emerald Final Driveway Ordinance Adopted 2015 (PDF)
  20. Emerald Future Land Use 3-2-11 (PDF)
  21. Emerald Kickoff Workshop Results 11-08 and 1-09 (PDF)
  22. Emerald Land Use Workshop 12-1-10 Overall Results (PDF)
  23. Emerald Land Use Workshop 12-1-10 Visual Preference Results (PDF)
  24. Emerald Local Conditions and Trends Summary 11-08 (PDF)
  25. Emerald Vision Statement 3-2-11 (PDF)
  26. Emerald Vision Workshop 1st night results 2-18-09 (PDF)
  27. Emerald Vision Workshop 2nd night results 2-25-09 (PDF)
  28. Land Division Ordinance - February 13, 2013 Public Hearing Draft (PDF)
  29. Public Hearing Notice - February 13, 2013, 6:30pm (PDF)