Learn more about:

Jeff Retzlaff
Village Planner/Zoning Administrator

General Contact Information: N112 W17001 Mequon Rd., 53022, (262) 250-4735, (262) 253-8255

Comprehensive Plan: Adopted the Smart Growth Plain in October of 2004.

– Basic process of approval or denial of a development plan and signs from Plan Commission.

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– Get approval from the Plan Commission if zoned correctly, no violation of wetlands preservation, etc.

– Approval from Village Board needed for Certified Survey Maps, Rezoning, Conditional Use Permits, Amendments to the Zoning Code, Land Use Plan Amendments, Subdivision Plats, Planned Development Districts,

2007 Village Board Members: President- Thomas Kempinski, Village Trustees- William J. Steitz, Melvin K. Ewert, James Langer, Al Vanderheiden, Dean Wolter, Michael Bech, Peter Sorce, Art Zabel

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TIF Districts: The Village of Germantown has a total of 5 TIF districts: TIF’s 1, 2, 3 are within the Industrial Park bounded by Lannon, Maple, Mequon, & Freistadt Roads, TIF 4 is the Germantown Business Park bounded by Mequon, Donges Bay, & Fond du Lac Avenue, TIF 5 is Washington Square Mall a commercial project near the corner of Mequon Road & Pilgrim Road.

Redevelopment Aid: Germantown offers TIF districts and is willing to work with developers as need arises.

Fee Schedule: (2007)

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1) Certified Survey Map $2,900 with road or utilities, $1.960 without public improvements2) Conditional Use Permit $1,460

3) Rezone Application $1,085

4) Zoning Designation Letter $175

5) Sign Review Application $275

6) Temporary Use Permit $210

7) Site Plan Review

    a. Minor Plan Review    $700

    b. Construction <10,000 SF    $1,240

    c. Construction 10,000 SF to 50,000 SF             $2,095

    d. Industrial Construction >50,000 SF             $3,460

    e. Commercial Construction >50,000 SF     $3,460

    f. Plan Commission consultation    $200

8)  Wetland Delineation    $300

9) Floodplain determination letter    $180

10) Preliminary Plat & Final Plat Combined: <10 lots-    $4,575; 11-25 lots-$5,600; 26-50 lots-$6,625; >51 lots-$7,650                          

Time Schedule for Plan Approval: The typical amount of time from the submittal to final approval of a development plan is one month, best case scenario, or as long as two years, worst case scenario.

Building or Growth Moratoria: There are no building or growth moratoria in place for the village.

Environmental Issues: The Village advises developers to specifically adhere to storm water management & wetland preservation. There is a 25 foot wetland “no touch” set back.

Single Development Department: The Planning Department is single department that leads developer’s throughout the approval process.

Internet Connection:

– Fee Schedule

– Guidelines & Municipal Code

– Plan Commission Dates         

– Agenda’s & Minutes         

– Approval Information provided by Planning Department

– Contact Information


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