Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
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September Visioning Workshops Feature Graphic ‘Scenarios’

The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) has scheduled a third round of seven public workshops—one in each county—as part of its VISION 2050 (www.vision2050sewis.org) land use and transportation planning effort for the Region. The 90-minute workshops are scheduled for September 8-18 in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. Residents are invited to register for the workshops now at http://vision2050sewis.org/Vision2050/WorkshopRegistration.

At the workshops, attendees will be guided through the exploration of several different sketch-level land use and transportation scenarios for Southeastern Wisconsin—conceptual designs of alternative ways in which the Region could develop in the year 2050. Attendees will be able to consider and provide feedback on the scenarios. The feedback will be used to develop more detailed alternative plans, which will be evaluated in much greater detail in the next step of the planning process. The list of workshops is attached and can be found at http://vision2050sewis.org/SEWRPCFiles/Vision2050/WorkshopsSep2014.pdf.

“Over the last several years, we have heard Region elected officials and residents suggest and advocate different directions for land use and transportation system development in Southeastern Wisconsin,” said SEWRPC Executive Director Kenneth Yunker. “The five conceptual scenarios allow the Region to consider the long-term consequences of following each of these alternative paths to the future.”

Beginning on September 8th—the date of the first workshop—residents who are unable to attend a workshop can consider and provide feedback on the scenarios at www.vision2050sewis.org.

About VISION 2050

VISION 2050 is a way for residents to consider the future of their communities and Southeastern
Wisconsin by answering two main questions:

  • How do you want your community and the Region to develop?
  • How do you want to be connected to the different places in your community and the Region that are important to you?

The visioning effort will lead to a new long-range future vision for land use and transportation in the seven-county Region. Public input will play a role in shaping the vision, which ultimately will be reflected in a year 2050 regional land use and transportation plan. The plan will be a reevaluation, update, and extension of the year 2035 plans prepared by the Regional Planning Commission in 2006.

The sketch scenarios are an intermediate step; the feedback will be used to create more detailed alternative land use and transportation plans. The alternative plans will be evaluated based on how well they achieve the VISION 2050 Guiding Statements and more detailed goals and objectives which flow from each Guiding Statement. Residents will then be able to review and provide feedback on the alternative plans, and help to identify a preferred vision to be reflected in the final plan.

VISION 2050 Resources

About SEWRPC
The Regional Planning Commission is the official areawide planning agency for infrastructure and land use for Southeastern Wisconsin. The Commission serves the following seven Southeastern Wisconsin Counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha. Under State law, Commission plans are advisory to local and State governments.

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