Jason Gallo
City Planner, jgallo@wppisys.org
Robert Duffy
Economic Development Director, rduffy@oconomowocusa.com

General City Contact Information: 174 E. Wisconsin Avenue, P.O. Box 27, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066, (262) 569-2175

Comprehensive Plan: Adopted 1994, minor updates periodically. Copy is available in the City Clerk’s office to view. Photocopies can be purchased at a cost of $90.

Basic Process of Approval or Denial of a Development Plan:

1) Informal meeting with City staff. Staff meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 9 am. 18 copies of preliminary proposals need to be submitted on the Friday preceeding staff meeting.

2) 32 copies of completed development packet (site plan, plan of operation, architectural plans, landscape plan, lighting plan) with application fee 10 days prior to Plan Commission meeting.

3) Plan Commission meets on 2nd Wednesday, 7 pm. Plan Commission approves/denies all new construction.

4) If project is Conditional Use/Rezone/Plan Amendment; a public hearing is held in front of the Plan Commission. Plan Commission recommends to Common Conucil. Council considers Plan Commission recommendations on the 3rd Tuesday.

TIF Districts:

TIF #3 – PABST FARMS DEVELOPMENT The Pabst Farms Development met the TIF statutory requirements due to the inappropriate use of the land given the prime location. The District was created in 2001 with a base value of $6,076,800. The TIF is being used as a means of financing infrastructure improvements in a public/private partnership for the orderly development without placing the burden on existing taxpayers. The district consists of 543 acres located around the interchange of the Interstate 94 and State Trunk Highway 67. The district anticipates suburban commercial, office and industrial activities locating in the TIF. The total construction costs are estimated at $24 million. The current property value within the TID is $257,896,300, which is an incremental value increase of $251,819,500 million. This TIF is projected to close in 2017.


The Downtown District was created in 2003 with a base value of $39,668,300.

The district was created in response to the adoption of a Downtown Revitalization Plan and the jurisdictional transfer and reconstruction of Wisconsin Avenue. The TIF is being used to implement street reconstruction, streetscape improvements and parking lot reconstruction.The City also created a Community Development Authority to undertake revitalization activities in the district such as property assembly, building demolition, relocation expense, site improvement funds, and future revitalization loans. The district includes approximately 190 parcels within the downtown revitalization planning area. The district anticipates mixed-use redevelopment activities that will lead to a vital downtown. the total construction costs in the original project plan were estimated at $19 million, with 6.3 million of project costs for TIF sources. The Downtown TID #4 Project Plan was amended to increase the total project costs to $22.5 million, with 13.2 million of project costs covered by TIF sources. Given the changes in the TIF law, and due to the complexities related to redevelopment, the district termination has been identified as 2030, which is in accordance with the 27 year statutory limit. The current property value within the TID is $74,420,300, which is an incremental value increase of $25,309,900 million.

Redevelopment Aid: TIF districts, which can include opportunities to assist with demolition, site improvement grants and/or loans and some help with property assembly. Contact Economic Development Director (PH: 262-569-2185)



– Lakewood Estates Subdivision Lisbon Road @ Yosemite Street . 78 lots developed, 60 lots under development

– Wood Creek Subdivision Oconomowoc Bypass @ Lake Dr. 100 lots developed, 40 lots under development

– Arrowood Subdivision, Valley Road @ Golden Lake Road 181 lots, preliminary plat approved

– Longmeadow Subdivision, Lisbon Road @ Lapham Street 113 lots, 30% developed

– Thurow Golden View Estates, E. Wisconsin Avene @ Lapham St. 113 lots, 30% developed.

– Hickorywood Farm Subdivision, Valley Road @ Morgan Road, 190 lots, Phase 1 under development.

– Weston Meadows Subdivision – Phase 1 – Marks Road @ Reddelien Road, 88 lots, Under development.

– Silver Ridge Condominiums Oconomowoc Parkway @ Silver Lake Street, 48 units, 66% developed.

– Pioneer Ridge Condominiums, E. Wisconsin Avenue @ Lapham St., 84 units, Tnder construction.

– Berkshire Senior Housing, Main Street @ Third Street 85 units & Senior Center, Under construction.


– Valley Road Commons  STH 67 @Valley Road 130,000 sq ft

– Summit Center Market Place Summit Avenue @ Pabst Road . . 80,000 sq, ft.,50% developed.

– Prairie Creek Shoppes, Brown Street @ Lake Drive, 112,000 sq. ft.,Piggly Wiggly (lead tenant) , 50% developed

– Pabst Farm Convenience Center, Summit Avenue @ Valley Road, 130,000 sq. ft., Pick ‘n Save (lead tenant), 25% developed

– Stein’s Garden CenterOconomowoc Parkway @ Unity Drive,40,000 sq. ft. under construction.

– Pabst Farm Lifestyle Center, Summit Avenue @ IH 94, planned. Industrial/Office

– Oconomowoc Corporate CenterSummit Avenue @ IH 94, 90% developed

– Pabst Farm Commerce Center STH 67 @ IH 94, 200 acres, 10% developed

– Pabst Technology Park, Sawyer Road @ IH 94, 200 acres.

Fee Schedule:

1) Certificate of Zoning Compliance    $25

2) Special Use Permit     $50

3) Conditional Use Permit     $300

4) Preliminary Plat     $100 per lot

5) Final Plat     $25 per lot

6) Impact Fees: Contact City Planner or visit www.oconomowocusa.com

Time Schedule for Plan Approval: Staff review, Architectural Commission, Plan Commission, Common Council.

Building or Growth Moratoria: In effect during Zoning Ordinance rewrite & plan preparation for E. Summit Avenue area.

Environmental Issues: Stormwater restrictions apply in certain areas. Downtown redevelopment can involve unknown issues such as asbestos and or lead paint abatement. Floodland, Wetland, Wooded Area, Steep Slope regulations are contained in the Zoning Ordinance.

Single Development Department: City Planner schedules all development meetings. Staff of Engineering, Public Works, Economoc Development, Electric, Water, Sanitary Sewer, Parks, Finance review all proposals and report recommendations to Planner.

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