Started in 2017 to update the county zoning ordinance which regulates the use and improvement of land in most unincorporated parts of the county
Make the county ordinance consistent with state laws and legal standards
Establish zoning districts and regulations that fit the varied needs of the towns
Make it easier for all users to understand and apply the ordinance
Over the past 15 months, MSA (project consultant) and county staff have hosted meetings with the towns, public, local development professionals and the Zoning Ordinance Revision Task Force to solicit input on what is working with the ordinance and what is in need of review and updating and to discuss preliminary ideas about changes to the ordinance.
Feedback was also received from an online survey posted on the St. Croix County website in the fall of 2017
A proposed ordinance has been prepared based on the feedback received
This first draft will allow town officials and the public to review and provide suggestions for changes in preparation for a public hearing draft that will be finalized in late winter for a Spring 2019 Public Hearing