Fort Atkinson continues Zoning Update Process

Residents and city staff began the process of rewriting Fort Atkinson’s zoning ordinance during a kick-off workshop in March, and that process is continuing. The goal is to bring a 50-year old Zoning code up-to-date. The Jefferson Daily Union quoted consultant Ben Rohr of Vandewalle & Associates as saying that the goal is to “…
make development and enforcement more predictable,” and to encourage high-quality development, mixed-use development and redevelopment and a diversity of housing types, as was frequently discussed during the comprehensive plan update process.

The purpose of the zoning ordinance rewrite is to implement the concepts set in the city’s updated comprehensive plan and simplify the development process while also ensuring that property values, unique environmental and cultural resources and community character all remain protected, as well as bring the city’s zoning ordinance up to date with state statutes.

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