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City of Brillion Downtown Visioning Summary

In late 2015, the City of Brillion had requested assistance from the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to host and faciilatate a public visioning workshop which focused on their existing downtown area along Main Street. The City of Brillion is located approximately 20 miles from the Fox Cities along USH 10 and, like many communities, had focused new business development opportunities along its highway corridor versus its downtown. In recent years the City has had a number of successes within its downtown in terms of new businesses and aesthetic imporvements, however; the realization that more work needs to be done generated the interest in conducting this public exercise during the spring of 2016.

This report summarizes the results of a public visioning workshop held in Brillion on April 26, 2016 regarding the downtown / Main Street corridor.

2016 CEDS Economic Development Project Inventory

The Commission is beginning its 2016 community and economic development project list solicitation. The intent of the listing is to inventory all economic development-related projects in the region, and identify projects that may be eligible for EDA funding or other funding programs that could require assistance from ECWRPC staff to secure these funds. To submitContinue Reading

2016 Coordinated Mobility Management Feasibility Study for Waupaca and Surrounding Counties

Transportation systems within Wisconsin and throughout the country are fragmented and inefficient. The reason stems from the funding sources and their stipulations and restrictions. If we are not able to change the funding stipulations and restrictions, what can we do to improve the transportation system for the customers? We need to work with the existing transportation systems; we needContinue Reading

2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan Questionairre

ECWRPC is preparing its updated Year 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan. A few minutes of your time can help us to identify a regional vision for land use and economic development. Please fill out the form below to give us your quick opinions now and keep posted on more opportunities to participate in the planning process.

2017 Section 5310 Application

The 2017 Application for Section 5310 is now available online through Blackcat® Grants Management System for Rural, Small Urban and the urbanized areas of Appleton, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. Please see the Section 5310 program page at fcompo.org for more information.

Register Now! 2016 MPO/RPC Conference – Challenges and Opportunities Transportation

August 24-26, 2016 Paper Valley Hotel Appleton, WI The 2016 MPO/RPC conference will be focused on challenges and opportunities presented to us through all modes of transportation. There will be presentations on federal and state activities and updates, transit, mobility management, public and private partnerships, Safe Routes to School, Freight planning and health in transportationContinue Reading

Everglade Swamp Neighborhood Visioning Workshop Summary Report

This report documents the input and data derived from a public visioning session held 3/30/2015 at the Greenville Town Hall. The interactive exercises focused on the future vision for development of lands between CTH JJ and the Everglade Swamp, east of STH 76. View the report here.

DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Spending by State Report

  The Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year 2014 report examines U.S. defense spending in FY 2014, at the state and local levels, for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.  This report highlights factors, such as the regional expenditures from military bases or private contractors, which can be used to evaluate each state’s potential exposureContinue Reading

Menasha Lock Site Visioning Workshop Summary Report

In late 2015, the Fox River Navigation System Authority (FRNSA) had requested assistance from the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to prepare and facilitate a public visioning workshop that focused on the potential re-use of a 2.4 acre piece of vacant property located adjacent to the Menasha Lock along the eastern shores of Little Lake Buttes Des Morts.Continue Reading

2016 Shawano County Comprehensive Plan Consistency Review Guide

This document outlines a process for Shawano County Planning & Development staff to utilize when comparing certain land use actions/decisions against the consistency provisions of the Wisconsin State Statutes governing Comprehensive Planning. View the document here.

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