Jean M. Werbie
Community Development Director

General Contact Information: 9915 – 39th Ave., 53158, (262) 694-9304

Comprehensive Plan: The Village is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan as mandated by the State by 2010. The Village of Pleasant Prairie, along with several other communities began working with Kenosha County and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission on a Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan in summer, 2007. The new comprehensive plan is scheduled to be completed by 2009. The Village, along with two adjacent municipalities completed a Comprehensive Plan for the Kenosha Urban Planning District with the assistance of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 1995. The current plan was adopted in 1996 and was recently amended in 2007.

Basic process of approval or denial of a development plan:

• 1st Developer checks for compliance with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (The Village Plan Commission and Board of Trustees must approve amendments to

 the Plan.).

• 2nd Developer checks for compliance with the Neighborhood Plan or prepares a Neighborhood Plan with the assistance of the Village. (The Village Plan Commission and Board of Trustees reviews, hold informational meetings and hearings of any new or amended Plan).

• 3rd Developer coordinates his consultants to complete/submit detailed wetland delineations, floodplain location determinations and environmental evaluations.

• 4th Developer prepares a Conceptual Plan and Conceptual Engineering Plans for the Development (depending on its location and whether it is a Planned or Unified Business Development). The Village Plan Commission holds  the Public Hearing and makes a recommendation and the Village Board of Trustees makes the final decision.

• 5th Developer coordinates and completes/submits Traffic Impact Analysis Studies, when applicable

•    6th Developer, his architect or engineer prepares/submits detailed Site and Operational Plans/Conditional Use Permit application per the Village Zoning Ordinance requirements. Involves either a Village Staff review or Village Plan Commission review and approval depending on the size and use/operations of the project.

• 7th Developer prepares/submits a Zoning Text and/or Zoning Map Amendment for the Development (Lands within the TIF Districts were pre-zoned). The Village Plan Commission holds the Public Hearing and makes a recommendation and the Village Board of Trustees makes the final decision.

• 8th Developer prepares/submits a Stipulated Shoreland Permit if the project involves grading in proximity to a navigable waterway or body of water or Floodplain Boundary Adjustment if the project is impacted by a floodplain.  The Plan Commission holds the Public Hearing and makes a recommendation and the Village Board of Trustees makes the final decision on any Floodplain Boundary Adjustments.

• 9th Developer attends and presents the project at public hearings/meetings held by the Village Plan Commission.  (Abutting and adjacent land owners and other interested parties are notified of all public hearings and notices are published in the Kenosha Newspaper.

• 10th Developer submits all required federal, State or county permits, approvals, and easements.

• 11th Developer submits State approved plans and approval letters for Village building permit review process and permit issuance.

• 12th Developer executes Development Agreement and Memorandum of Development Agreement, provides a Letter of Credit and other necessary documents for projects involving the construction of public infrastructure in the project.

TIF Districts: The Village of Pleasant Prairie successfully retired TIF No. 1 and currently has an active TIF No. 2 District (1999) and amended in 2004, Limited Manufacturing and Heavy Manufacturing Development, Corporate Offices, Warehouse and Distribution Facilities and Commercial Development – partially located within the LakeView Corporate Park, PrairieWood Park and the Village’s IH 94 Redevelopment Area. The location is west of IH 94 to STH 31 and extending from CTH C south to 113th Street on the west side of IH 94 and between 95th and 122nd Streets on the east side of IH 94 in the Village.

Beginning Value (1999) $24,389,000

Current Value (2006) $206,840,600

Redevelopment Aid: The Village recently created a Community Development Authority and adopted a Redevelopment Plan for the area primarily adjacent to the west side of IH 94 between CTH C and 113th Street. Certain Frontage Road reconstruction/realignment work is proposed, extensions of municipal sanitary sewer and water and storm water management improvements are proposed. Blighted property was acquired for redevelopment purposes.

Other financial incentives within the Village are coordinated through and obtained from the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, contact Todd Battle, President (262) 605-1100.


– Lake View Corporate Park – Approximate 2,000 acre industrial park, under development for the past 18 years. Larger, more recent current tenants include:

– VW Distribution Center, 250,336 sq. ft, located at 11589 88th Avenue opened in Spring of  2003, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

– Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., 163,970 sq. ft opened in Spring of 2003, located at 10801 88th Avenue

– Kenosha Metal addition, 34,500 sq. ft addition (existing 35,471), opened in 2003,  located at 8121 104th Street

– WE Energies Selective Catalytic Reduction Pollution Control Projects, WE Energies, operational in 2007, 8000 95th Street

– CPI, 99,775 sq. ft opened Fall 2003, located at 10680 88th Avenue

– SC Johnson Distribution Facility Addition, 288,000 sq. ft bringing the total building size to 990,950 sq. ft, completed in 2003, located at 9800 72nd Avenue

– Nitto-America’s-Permacel, x 150,000 sq. ft completed in 2003, located at 7201 108th St.

– Fair Oaks Farms expanded into the Duerson Foods building, 66,000 sq. ft.  in 2007 at 8922 102nd Street    

– Hospira, 200,000 sq.ft., 41,722 sq. ft. and 43,559 sq. ft., 10,000 sq. ft. addition, opened in 2004-2005 at several locations at 10501 80th Avenue, 8400 104th Street, and 8401 102nd Street

– Uline, 601,650 sq. ft., opened and expanded in 2006,  located at 11400 88th Avenue

– Pepsi Inc., 90,000 sq. ft. opened in 2004 located at 8500 100th Street

– Sonopress occupied 534,384 sq. ft. space vacated by Deluxe Video in 2007 at 11500 80th Avenue

– Prairie Ridge Marketplace Tennant Build outs, VK Development Corporation, 5,500 sq. ft, and tenant build outs 2003, located at 9020 76th Street

– Prairie Ridge Commons, retail center with several retail build-outs

– Hospice Alliance, 9,750 sq. ft, opened in 2003, located at 10220 Prairie Ridge Boulevard

– Prime Outlets of Pleasant Prairie, Phase V Expansion 153,578 sq. ft. and Pavilion building addition 13,618 sq. ft. opened in 2007, located at 11211 120th Avenue

Fee Schedule:

 1) Commercial Buildings & Additions  $10/1,000 cubic ft

 2) HVAC  $1/100 sq. ft., $50 min.

 3) Alterations with Structural Changes   $10/sq. ft., $100 min. 

 4) Various Electrical, Plumbing, Etc. Fees vary.

 5) Sewer Connection $.25/linear foot $35 min.

     Water Connection $.25/linear foot, $35 min.                   

 6) Re-inspections, excluding electrical $50

 7) Early footings and foundations $500   

 8) Special Inspection $350

 9) Multi-Family Buildings $0.30/sq.ft., $500 min

10) Erosion Control Permit

      a. Multi-Family Lots at proposed time $100/lot

      b. Multi-Family Lots other times…$40/lot

11) Certified Survey Maps     $150/CSM  +actual time

12) Preliminary Plat Review $700+actual time

13) Final Plat Review     $700+actual time

14) Variance     $150+actual time

15) Conditional Use Permit Application $150+actual time, plus actual development review fees.

*The Village is a Commercial Certified Municipality for Plan Review (size restricted)

* Fee schedule is on line at

Time Schedule for Site and Operational Plan Approval: Depending on the size of the project and its location, the time frame varies from 60 days to 4 months on average.  Projects involving the extension of public improvements, Traffic Impact Analysis Studies, other jurisdictions, State DNR or DOT permits or planned developments could take up to a year or more.

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

Environmental Issues: None specifically listed

Single Development Department: Yes, the Community Development Department reviews and processes the proposed developments throughout the Village’s approval process. The CD Department is the point of contact for all development. The CD Department directs copies of the appropriate documents to Administration, Public Works (Engineering and Roads), Utilities, Fire & Rescue, Police and Inspection personnel for review and written comments. The CD Department compiles all comments and works with the Developers, Architects, and Engineers to coordinate the inspection and approval of the developments.

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