Phase 1 Done! (Corrected Link)

A previous version of this post contained an incorrect link to the presentation. This has been corrected below.

On April 20th, 2022 Phase 1 of the Village of Shorewood Comprehensive Plan Update was officially wrapped with a presentation about the project to date made to the Village Board and Village Planning and Zoning Commission by the planning consultant. The presentation can be viewed here and covered:

  • Village demographics and existing conditions, 
  • a review of past plans for the Village, 
  • summary of an in-depth market study conducted just before this plan started, and
  • details of community input on a range of topics being considered in the plan. 

The Board and Commission had a good discussion about issues and opportunities facing the Village and how those can be addressed in the plan. The next phase of the planning process will compile what has been learned into a vision statement and goals for the Comprehensive Plan, which will be discussed and drafted with the project Steering Committee.

If you haven’t already, be sure to 1) subscribe to the project website to stay current on all upcoming news about the plan and 2) take the 20-question Community Survey which will be open through April. Community input is important through every stage of this process, so please keep sharing ideas!

Virtual Open House Closing 4/17

Happy Wednesday, Shorewood! This is a friendly reminder to please take a spin through the Virtual Open House activities if you haven’t already. The webpage will be open through April 17th and we hope to get input from those who were unable to attend the in-person Open House!

We also encourage you to take the Community Survey. This will be live through the end of April and, together with feedback from the Open House, will help us develop draft goals and objectives for the Comprehensive Plan. Thank you for your time and thoughts!

Virtual Open House Now Live

Thank you again to those who came out on March 31st for our in-person Community Open House! To hear from even more of the community and get input from those who could not attend, a Virtual Open House with modified versions of the same activities is now live. Activities will remain open through April 17th. Note: For the best user experience, please participate in the Virtual Open House on a desktop device.

Did you already complete the Open House activities? Then please be sure to also take the Community Survey! It’s only 20 questions and asks about your overall experience in Shorewood, plus questions specifically about parks and recreation. The survey will remain open through the end of April.

Thank you, Shorewood!

It was fantastic to see nearly 200 participants at yesterday’s first Community Open House! Thanks to all who were able to join us and begin the planning and visioning process for Designing Shorewood.

The project team is compiling all materials and will be posting results from each activity for continued participation in a virtual open house format for those who could not attend.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take the 20-question Community Survey which asks about your overall experience in Shorewood, plus a section specific to parks and recreation.

Thank you again for your time and input. Be sure to subscribe and watch your email for upcoming project news. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tomorrow: See you at 6:30 for the Open House!

Hope to see you tomorrow at Village Hall for the community open house (Thursday, March 31st from 6:30-8:30pm)! We want to hear from you, your family, and neighbors (kids, too!). Come share your ideas for designing Shorewood’s future.

BONUS: All attendees will be entered for a chance to win one of several raffle prizes including gift certificates to local businesses, a digital picture frame, and Apple Air Pods Pro! 

One Week Until the Shorewood Open House!

Nearly 100 people have already responded to the Facebook event – join us and mark your calendars for March 31st from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Village Hall!

This Community Open House is a chance for Shorewood residents, business people, and property owners to come together, share ideas via interactive stations, and discuss a vision for the future of our community.

There will be light refreshments, a raffle, and a special station activity for kids. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors!

Save the Date: March 31st Community Open House

Shorewood Friends + Neighbors,

Please join us on Thursday, March 31st from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Village Hall for the first community Open House as part of Designing Shorewood, the Village’s Comprehensive Plan. 

Since launching this project in December 2021, we’ve received hundreds of comments via the online ideas map and comment form, and we got to meet some of you in-person at the Holiday Market. This Open House will build on those ideas we’ve been hearing, and is a chance for the whole community to gather, participate in interactive stations, and discuss the future of Shorewood together. 

There will be light refreshments, a raffle, and a special station activity for kids. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for this interactive evening that will set the course for the rest of the Comprehensive Plan. Hope to see you there!

Let us know you’re coming + spread the word on Facebook!

Welcome to Designing Shorewood: Our Comprehensive Plan!

Greetings! Thank you for getting involved and taking part in the Village of Shorewood’s Comprehensive Plan. If you’re receiving this post via email, that means you are officially subscribed for project updates. If you are seeing this on the website, thanks for stopping by! To receive future project updates, please take a moment and enter your email below, then accept the confirmation link sent to your inbox.

Over the next year, we will be working together to envision and “design” the future we want to see in Shorewood. We want to hear from as many people as possible so that the comprehensive plan – a long-range strategy document that will guide future development – truly reflects our community’s goals and values.

What have we been up to so far? The project is just getting started. You may have seen our booth at Autumn Fest or the Holiday Market, or maybe heard about the first Steering Committee Meeting. Learn more about the project via these FAQs or on the Meetings + Events page.

Tell us…what are the best things about Shorewood? What could improve? Start sharing today via the ideas map or the comment form!