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We need your input – Long Range Transportation Planning Poll

ECWRPC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) agency responsible for the development of the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Appleton (Fox Cities), Fond du Lac and Oshkosh Urbanized Areas. As part of this planning process, ECWRPC is actively seeking public input to include in these LRTPs. Please sign up to join ECWRPC’s social media engagement site provided by Mindmixer. This site is another way ECWRPC can learn about what is important to the public and document these ideas and concerns.

Through this site, you will be able to:

  • Receive meaningful ideas and conversations on transportation related issues from the public
  • Engage with ECWRPC planning staff, other local officials and the general public to increase dialogue that is efficient and targeted

Click on the following link to access the website: and sign up to start the conversation and participate in polls/surveys and other relevant topics. Feel free to share this web link with others who may be interested in shaping the future development of their communities. If you have any questions/comments, please contact Kolin Erickson at ECWRPC.

Register Now – Regional Collaboration Think Tank

Building regional collaboration – driving economic growth, diversification and local resilience. The Regional Collaboration Think Tank is the second critical phase of Regional Collaboration Charrette. This ‘Think Tank’ will take place on December 8th and 9th, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. These sessions will be held at the Oshkosh Convention Center (2 NContinue Reading

ECWRPC now seeking 2015 Technical Assistance Project Requests

The Commission is now seeking member community/county technical assistance project requests for inclusion in our 2015 Work Program. Small-scale planning and GIS mapping projects are solicited and pre-selected during the prior year (i.e. late fall of 2014 for 2015 projects) under the following program areas: 1. General Planning (Comprehensive planning, plan implementation, etc.) 2. Economic Development (Grant assistance,Continue Reading

2014 CEDS Project Submissions

The Commission is beginning its 2014 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

ECWRPC Receives Statewide Recognition

On June 12, 2014, the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission accepted a statewide award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-WI) for its previous work in the Village of Kimberly. The community-based visioning and planning efforts for the 98-acre former NewPage Mill site led to the development and adoption of the master redevelopment plan forContinue Reading

Village of Hortonville Comprehensive Plan Update 2035

The Village of Hortonville Comprehensive Plan Update 2035 was approved by the Village Board on April 17, 2014. This plan updates an earlier comprehensive plan that was adopted by the Village in 2003. Similar to the earlier plan, this plan complies with the “Smart Growth” legislation (Wisconsin Statutes 66.1001). The comprehensive plan builds upon andContinue Reading

Outagamie County Community Development Block Grant – Emergency Assistance Program

Community Development Block Grant – Emergency Assistance Program (CDBG-EAP) grants are still available to eligible applicants to assist with the costs of repair and/or rehabilitation of homes damaged as a result of the August 6-7, 2013 tornadoes and straight-line winds. Funding will be available to low-to-moderate income level (LMI) homeowners based on the County’s MedianContinue Reading

Food Systems Mini-Conference Presentations Available

The original flyer for the mini-conference is still available here. PDF presentations: One speaker didn’t have a presentation but you can contact him: Oren Jakobson Riverview Gardens 920-268-8489

“The Cedars at Kimberly” Master Plan

“The Cedars at Kimberly” Master Plan

Over the course of 2013, ECWRPC staff worked with the Village of Kimberly, as well as the property-owner’s consultant, to generate a master plan concept for the redevelopment of the former NewPage paper mill – a 98-acre site along the Fox River. This concept, named “The Cedars at Kimberly” to emphasize nature and celebrate theContinue Reading

New ECWRPC Brand and Website

New ECWRPC Brand and Website

After celebrating its 40th year of existence, the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission decided it was time to update its brand to be more reflective of the important work that we do. Utilizing the talents of A2Z Design (Appleton, WI), a new logo and unique brand signature was created which emphasizes our Mission and theContinue Reading

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