Comprehensive Plan

On August 4, 2020 the Town Board adopted Ordinance 2020-08-03 Amending the Comprehensive Plan which was reviewed and recommended by the Plan Commission on June 24, 2020 as described by Plan Commission Resolution 2020-06-24 Recommending Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan (includes the amendments)

On November 10, 2020, the Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation recommended denial of the amendment.  The Town Board rescinded Ordinance 2020-08-03 on November 16, 2020, and sent the amendment back to the Plan Commission.

The Town of Cottage Grove Comprehensive Plan was adopted under Section 66.1001(4), Wisconsin Statutes, in two volumes, with one volume titled Conditions and Issues and the second volume titled Vision and Directions. The Town will regularly evaluate its progress towards achieving the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan, and amend and update the Plan as appropriate. Amendments to this Comprehensive Plan may be appropriate in the years following initial Plan adoption and in instances where the Plan becomes irrelevant or contradictory to emerging policy or trends. “Amendments” are generally defined as minor changes to the Plan maps or text. The Plan will be specifically evaluated for potential amendments once every year, with the process starting in February.

Between February 15 and March 15 of each year, the Town will accept requests from property owners, potential developers, and other interested stakeholders for Plan amendments. Next, the Plan Commission will evaluate any amendment requests (including those generated by Commission or Board members), and recommend appropriate amendments to the Board. Specific procedures for adopting and updating the Comprehensive Plan can be found in Chapter 7 of the Visions and Directions Volume.

Plan Documents

As amended by the Town Board on July 1, 2019.

Conditions and Issues
Visions and Directions
Map 1 Jurisdictional Boundaries
Map 2 Soil Suitability
Map 3 Natural Resources
Map 4 Existing Land Use
Map 5 City of Madison Future Land Use Map East
Map 6 City of Madison Future Land Use Map Southeast
Map 7 Village of Cottage Grove Future Land Use Map 2015
Map 8 Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan Map
Map 9 Projected Development Phasing, Monona Grove School Study
Map 10 Future Land Use
Maps 12 13 14 WisDOT US12 Corridor Study