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Community Development Department

Chris Haese: Director of Community Development & Assessments

211 Walnut St. Neenah, P.O. Box 426, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6125 Fax: 920-886-6129 Email:

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The Department of Community Development and Assessments is responsible for  Economic Development, City Planning, Property Assessments, Building Inspections, Weights and Measures, Grants Administration, and Land Use Regulation (Zoning).  Our Department strives to make Neenah a great place to live, work and play.  For more information on what we do, please contact our office at (920) 886-6125.

Latest News

Updated 8/27/2015

Web-Based Historic Sanborn Map Application

SanbornIconTake a look at Historic Neenah with this web-based mapping application of historic Sanborn maps dating from 1884 to 1913.  Sanborn maps were created as a means for assessing fire insurance risk in urban areas.  These maps provide great detail on the use of buildings and land during the early beginnings of Neenah.

Tax Incremental Financing Districts

Our Department has been active in amending and creating new Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) Districts recently.  Check out the map of all active TIF Districts in the City and a list of the most recently updated or created Project Plans.  For more information on Neenah’s TIF Districts, please contact the Department at (920) 886-6125.

Neenah TIF Map – Updated 7/29/2015

TID #5 Project Plan (Distressed Designation)
TID #5 Project Plan (Amended Boundaries)
TID #8 Project Plan (Distressed Designation)
TID #9 Project Plan (Creation)
TID #10 Project Plan (Creation)


Menasha Corp. – Corporate Headquarters Construction

Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the new Menasha Corp. corporate headquarters.

Menasha Corp Headquarters


Community Development Planning Staff:


Chris A. Haese – Director
Brad R. Schmidt, AICP – Deputy Director
Carol Kasimor, AICP – Assistant Planner
Samantha Jefferson – Office Manager/Assessment Technician