The Development Services Department partners with our customers and citizens to promote and maintain quality development in the community.
The mission of the Community Development & Planning is to enhance the character and diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and support sustainable economic growth that expands opportunities for residents, enables a high quality of life within the community, and contributes to a healthy environment.
The Planning section is responsible for current and long-range planning efforts. Current planning involves projects related to zoning, development review, architectural and appearance review, and sign review, as well as various permits and other activities. Long-range planning involves the creation and enforcement of plans for the entire city as well as special areas related to future growth and development.
Before developing land in the City of Reedsburg, the landowner should contact the Planning Staff. Staff will provide advice about the process that should be followed prior to the development of the land.
The City of Reedsburg is a progressive community that has experienced a great deal of growth in the last decade. For example, over 1,000 new homes were built in Reedsburg 1995-2004. The population of Reedsburg grew 34% between the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census.
The estimated population for January 1, 2016 is 9,298.
Office Hours: Monday through 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Planning staff receives numerous submissions for development proposals. These submissions are reviewed by the appropriate City departments for compliance with various codes. After plan reviews have been completed, the plans are scheduled for consideration by the City Plan Commission. The projects can be seen on the City Plan Commission Agendas posted under the Calendar of Meetings.
Wisconsin Design Team: In December 2016 a consultation team from the UW-Extension stopped in Reedsburg to talk about how the community could benefit from its services. Placemaking 53959 and several interested residents have banded together to see if Reedsburg would support an assessment of the community’s advantages, disadvantages and potential growth areas. They invited representatives from the Design Wisconsin Team, a program through the UW-Extension, to talk about their efforts during a meeting December 13 at the Reedsburg Public Library. Should Reedsburg decide to move forward with the UW-Extension it would need to raise $5,000. Experts from businesses and schools would then converge on Reedsburg for an intensive weekend of assessments, brainstorming and community engagement.
Check the Following Web Site Link for Future Meetings: Design Reedsburg New Facebook Page
Read about what Reedsburg's Business Center and Industrial Park have to offer, along with a brief background.
A Comprehensive Plan is used as the basis for all municipal land use oridnances, such as zoning, nuisances, subdivisions, and floodplains. It also acts as a guide for future growth and development of a community. The Comp Plan covers a 20-year period and is updated at its 10-year mark.
Floodplains within the City of Reedsburg are located along the Baraboo River, Babb Creek, and Hay Creek. Information on whether your property is in the 100-year floodplain can be obtained at City Hall. Maps are available to look at as well as other flood-related information. Reedsburg also has Elevation Certificates for new development available back to 2004.
The City adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in January 2003 to comply with Wisconsin's Smart Growth law. All land use and transportation decisions must be made in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan.
The City works with a number of organizations as partners in planning and community development.
Bird City Wisconsin seeks to encourage communities to implement sound bird conservation practices by offering high visibility public recognition to those that succeed in doing so.
To assist in achieving certification and public recognition as a community that is “bird-friendly” and protects and enhances habitat for birdlife, "Bird City Wisconsin" has worked with municipal officials and conservation organizations to compile a menu of best practices.