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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. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day) – Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Neenah Comprehensive Plan

Plan Neenah 2040

City of Neenah’s Comprehensive Plan Update Page

Thank you to the over 1,000 people who have participated in the Comprehensive Plan Update process.  The input you provided will help create a road map which will guide the growth and development of the City over the next 20 years.

Volume One Chapters Volume Two Chapters

City of Neenah Comprehensive Plan (Goals, Objectives and Recommendations Report)

City of Neenah Comprehensive Plan (Existing Conditions Report)
Visioning Workshop Report Community Survey Results
Visioning Workshop Report Community Survey Report
 Interactive Mapping Results  Neenah High School Survey Results
Interactive Mapping Results Neenah High School Survey Report
  For more information on upcoming events, documents and maps relating to the plan, or information on how to get involved, please see the sections below.

Future Land Use Map (2040)



Upcoming Events

Opportunities to Participate

November 14, 2017 – Open House – City Administration Building
5:00 – 7:00 PM

November 15, 2017 – Open House – Neenah Public Library
5:00 – 7:00 PM

November 16, 2017 – Open House – Fire Station No. 31
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Past Meetings

  • October 12, 2017 – Intergovernmental Meeting (Minutes)
  • April 3, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes)
  • March 13, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes)
  • March 9, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes)
  • February 22, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes)
  •  February 8, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes )
  •  January 26, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes )
  • January 4, 2017 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes )
  • December 5, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes)
  • November 17, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes)
  • June 16, 2016 Steering Committee Meeting (Agenda)
  • April 7, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting (Minutes )
  • January 12, 2016 – Plan Commission Meeting (Minutes)
  • Approval of Public Participation Plan
  • November 24, 2015 – Plan Commission Meeting (Minutes)
  • Approval of Comprehensive Plan Update Contract


Relevant data, maps, documents, and other pertinent information


Comprehensive Plan Update 2009 Comprehensive Plan Informational Items

Demographic Fact Sheet (1/2)

Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan Comprehensive Planning Requirements
Demographic Fact Sheet (2/2) Future Land Use Map_1999 Public Participation Plan

About the Process

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The City’s Comprehensive Plan is a guide to the physical, social and economic development of the City.  This of the plan as a blueprint on how the City will develop and redevelop over the next 20 years.  The key ingredient of any comprehensive plan is public input.  Through a variety of public visioning meetings, community surveys, and other public input methods, goals, objectives and policies will be created and serve as the basis of the comprehensive plan.

Why is the City’s Comprehensive Plan being updated?

State law requires that a comprehensive plan be updated no less than once every ten years.  The City of Neenah’s current comprehensive plan was developed in 1999 and subsequently updated in 2009.  The City’s current plan is outdated and lacks recent census data.

Why is the Comprehensive Plan important?

The City’s Comprehensive Plan serves as the basis for land use decisions in the City.  The Comprehensive Plan process includes an analysis of future needs for different land uses (residential, commercial, industrial, parks/open space, etc.)  based on population, housing, and employment projections.  

How to Get Involved

Your input matters.  Here are ways you can participate.



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