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The Village of Union Grove is updating its Land Use Plan! The Land Use Plan serves as a guide for future development and redevelopment activities in the community. The existing plan was adopted in 2009 and was then incorporated into the Racine County Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan 2035. According to State statutes, the plan is to be updated every 10 years. Village Planner Craig Huebner is working with Village staff, Village Board, Plan Commission and community members to create the 2050 Land Use Plan Map.

Updating the Land Use Plan is a public process that requires input from Village residents, property owners, business owners and other community members. We encourage you to get involved in this process by following this webpage and Village newsletters for updates, and attending upcoming meetings where this project will be discussed.

Public Workshop – January 29, 2020

To kickoff the project, a public workshop was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The workshop was announced in the December 2019 edition of the Village Voice newsletter, as well as the December and January editions of the Union Grove Monthly E-News. Invitation postcards were mailed in early January to all addresses in the Village and a follow-up announcement was posted on the Union Grove Facebook page.

About 50 people were in attendance for the workshop, which involved a short presentation, group survey and three “stations” covering the topics of current conditions, impacts of development and future opportunities. Participants were asked to provide input on these topics on different display boards. Information covering a variety of topics was provided, including demographics, utilities, school capacity, recent developments, TIF districts, parks/trails, property taxes and more.

View the workshop materials from the links below:

If you were not able to attend the workshop, or if you attended and have additional feedback to share, please contact Michael Hawes, Village Administrator at mhawes@uniongrove.net.

Planner’s Report and Recommendations

Village Planner Craig Huebner prepared a report summarizing the feedback received at the public workshop on January 29. The report also provides initial recommendations for the new 2050 Future Land Use Map for Union Grove. To download the report, click here.

Proposed 2050 Land Use Map

After the public workshop on January 29, the Plan Commission has worked on the land use map at its meetings on March 2, May 4 and June 1. A total of 227 parcels are being recommended for a change in their land use category. Many of the proposed changes involve the creation of a “mixed use” category for properties along Main St. and Hwy. 11. The mixed use category allows a blending of commercial and residential uses within the same development. The proposed map also re-establishes the borders of the Village’s future planning area based on the incorporation of Yorkville in 2018.
A public hearing on the proposed 2050 Land Use Map is scheduled for the Plan Commission meeting on Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. After the public hearing, the Plan Commission will have an opportunity to consider recommending the map for approval. The recommendation will go to the Village Board for final adoption.