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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 7/1/2016


Comprehensive Plan – 2040

Please take a moment to complete a quick on-line survey and participate in an interactive map to identify assets and issues in the City.



 Greater Fox Citites Area Habitat for Humanity – Rock the Block

Mayor Dean announced the City of Neenah, in partnership with Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity,the Rock the Block® event targeted for Neenah’s Downtown West neighborhood, which runs includes the area bounded by Main Street on the north, Winneconne Avenue on the south, S. Commercial Street on the east and the railroad tracks on the west.

“Coming together for something greater, getting involved and taking care of your fellow neighbor is an integral part of what Neenah is about,” says Mayor Kaufert, “We’ve seen the impact that Rock the Block® has made in Appleton and we’re excited to see what it can do for the residents in our community.”

Residents in the focus neighborhood will be contacted and encouraged to participate as early as the week of January 20, 2016.  Actual work in the targeted neighborhood will take place May 2nd – 7th, 2016.  For information on Habitat’s neighborhood revitalization efforts and Rock the Block®, contact Vaya Kiel, communications specialist, by calling (920) 378-8643, via email at or visiting their website at  For more information please read the News Release document or the FAQ document.


Neenah Comprehensive Plan Update

The Community Development Department has contracted with East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to assist in an update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan is a tool used to assist the City in its physical, social and economic development over the next 20 years.  Please visit the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update page for important meeting dates and information.

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 Staff:


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