Comprehensive Plan


Wisconsin's Smart Growth Law defines the nine required elements, listed below, that are required to be found in municipal comprehensive plans. The Village of Richfield's comprehensive plan was developed in an environment rich with opportunities for public input.

Citizen Involvement

To gain citizen understanding and support throughout the planning process, the public was provided with a variety of meaningful opportunities to become involved in the process. Public input was facilitated through a series of workshops and special activities, including a community survey. Information was disseminated through direct mailings, media releases, TV-98 (Richfield's Government Information Station), the village newsletter, and an interactive website.

The village adopted their comprehensive plan in 2004, and is required by the State of Wisconsin to have it updated by the end of 2014. Copies of the village comprehensive plan are available to review at Village Hall.

Required Elements

  • Agricultural, natural, and cultural resources
  • Economic development
  • Housing
  • Implementation
  • Intergovernmental cooperation
  • Issues and opportunities
  • Land use
  • Transportation
  • Utilities and community facilities