Oak Creek Comprehensive Plan

    Located on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin the City of Oak Creek is a growing suburb that has transitioned from a semi-rural community of under 5,000 residents, to a diverse city of over 36,000. As a land locked community experiencing rapid growth, the Comprehensive Plan developed by Houseal Lavigne provides clear direction to help guide future development in an intentional and balanced manner. Environmental assets and valued natural areas are critical to community identity and quality of life and the Plan emphasizes the use of conservation design and other sustainable strategies to solidify the City’s position as stewards of the environment. A focus on infill development includes strategies for accessory dwelling units, the expansion of established retail nodes, the strategic development of industrial parks and employment centers, and the expansion of Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square and strategic establishment of other mixed-use districts. Houseal Lavigne is currently working with the City to update the City’s Zoning Code to ensure that plan recommendations are supported by the land use and development regulations needed to realize the community’s vision.