Charles Erickson
Planning & Economic Development Director

General Contact Information: 7325 W. Forest Home Ave., 53220, (414) 329-5342, (414) 546-9615 (fax)

Comprehensive Plan: The process of updating of the current 1992 Plan was started in 2006 and will be completed by the end of 2007.

Basic Process of approval or denial of a development plan:

• 1st Review by staff, elected officials (If necessary a neighborhood meeting)

• 2nd Review by Plan Commission

• 3rd Depending upon request, public hearing before Common Council

• 4th Common Council action

TIF Districts: First TIF was created in ‘07 near Hwy. 100 and Coldspring for “Greenfield Highlands” which is a mixed use project (i.e. condos, single-family and commercial); potential exists for three or four more such Districts in strategic areas of the City.

Redevelopment Aid: There are no specific redevelopment aid programs in place.


New public projects:

–     New $43 million Greenfield High School building; Law Enforcement Center building opening in October, ‘07

New public projects:

– Falcon Glen condos; Orchard condos; Creekside Estates

– New single-family subdivisions: Winterpark, Ramsey Meadows West, Granada Meadows

– New commercial projects: Blood Center; Bank Mutual; Aldi store; Edgewood Center III retail center; Home Instead professional building; Lichtenburger Veterinary Hospital; NAPA; Marvin’s Garden office condos;

Fee Schedule:

1) Certified Survey Map    $450

2) Preliminary Map    $250

3) Special Use Permit

   a. New construction includes site an landscape approval…………………………..$700

   b. Permit Review/ Amendment …….$300

4) PUD

    a. Pre-petition conference………………$250

    b. Petition conference – commercial & industrial uses …$1000+$15/1000sq. ft of bldg area

5) Site & Landscape Approval – New    $550

    a. 21-100% change from existing     $400

    b. 1-20% change from existing……..$250

Time Schedule for Plan Approval: Depending on the project, it can range from about 6 weeks to 1 year.

Building or Growth Moratoria: There are no building or growth moratoria in place now.

Environmental Issues: We have one area of Brownfield problems (i.e. Foundry sand) near 116th and Morgan. Area is predominantly residential and park use around it which limits future options.

Single Development Department: Yes, Planning and Economic Development Department

Internet Connection:

– City Map

– Meeting Schedules for various committees/commissions including agendas and minutes

– Full Municipal Code

– Downloadable Building, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing & Sprinkler, Occupancy/Zoning, and Sign Permits under the Inspection Link

– Complete Planning Application & Fees List, 2004 Economic Profile

– Photos of most recent Economic Development

– Contact Information

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