La Crosse County is a diverse and growing place with a rich history and an exciting future. Our Comprehensive Plan - ENVISION 2050 - will be a vision for how we build that future together. The plan will be a collective effort that will reflect our diversity and prioritize our values. We will create a vision for a sustainable and thriving La Crosse County and a roadmap for how we get there. ENVISION 2050 will guide La Crosse County’s budgets, land use and natural resource policies, and general direction for the next generation and beyond.
As we near the end of the planning process there will be a public hearing held on a proposed ordinance and update to the La Crosse County Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held at the County Board Policy and Planning meeting on July 11th, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in the County Board Room 1700 at the Administrative Center, 212 6th Street N, La Crosse, WI. Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the public hearing. Any questions, written comments, or requests for a copy of the proposed amendment should be directed to Charlie Handy, 212 6th Street N, Suite 1300, La Crosse, WI 54601.
Printed copies of the proposed ordinance as well as the updated plan document are available for review in the Zoning, Planning and Land Information Office, and the County Clerk’s office in the La Crosse County Administrative Center, 212 6th Street N, La Crosse, WI. An additional paper copy can be found at the La Crosse County Library 121 W. Legion St., Holmen, WI.
The electronic version of the document can be found here
Finalization of the plan will take place after the public hearing, to reflect changes that result from the meeting.
A Comprehensive Plan is:
The State of Wisconsin’s 1999 comprehensive planning law requires that all land use decisions in the county be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
We are making great progress on the Comprehensive Plan and will continue to post drafts of the chapters as they become available. Please direct comments or questions on these chapters to Charlie Handy. His contact information is listed below.
Existing Conditions Executive Summary_draft
FARMLAND PRESERVATION PLAN 21_draft
Over View -
2021 Comprehensive Plan Overview
Future Land Use -
Cultural and Natural Resources -
Cultural and Natural Resources Video
Cultural and Natural Resources Chapter
Utilities and Community Facilities -
Utilities and Community Facilities Video
Utilities and Community Facilities Chapter
Farmland Preservation -
Intergovernmental Cooperation -
Intergovernmental Cooperation Video
Intergovernmental Cooperation Chapter
Economic Development -
If you have suggestions for our Comprehensive Plan after viewing these videos, please send them to Charlie Handy - [email protected]
We have encouraged PUBLIC PARTICIPATION throughout the process. Please go to publicinput.com/envision2050 to see the results from past opportunities.
We also encourage you to explore data on the County, using our DATA HUB - data-hub-lacrossecounty.hub.arcgis.com/.
Charles Handy, Community Development Manager
Administration Center - Rm. 2300
212 6th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-5919
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Weekdays
The mission of the Zoning, Planning & Land Information Department is: