The Village of Caledonia, WI, located in the rapidly growing region between Milwaukee and Chicago, working with PDI (Planning and Design Institute) created a comprehensive land use plan to prepare the community for orderly growth.
While preparing the plan, Caledonia created a successful incorporation strategy which changed the community's status from Wisconsin's largest Town to the State's newest Village.
The plan is highly detailed, and includes a series of individual plans tailored to the specific needs of eight separate neighborhoods. The overall plan is designed to preserve the area's natural amenities and rural character, while responding to development along the I-94 corridor.
Special consideration was given to the potential for Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) projects and the creation of a Community Development Authority (CDA).
To ensure that the needs of the Caledonia neighborhoods were met, the planning process involved a community-wide survey, 27 open house meetings (at least three in each neighborhood), and the formation of neighborhood workgroups composed of residents, plan commissioners, and Caledonia board members. In each neighborhood, citizens identified their visual preferences for road views, house designs, commercial building designs, signage, landscaping, and other aspects of the Village's appearance. Detail Maps