City of Green Bay Smart Growth 2022 Comprehensive Plan

This plan was unanimously adopted by the City on April 2, 2003, and is in compliance with the State of Wisconsin’s Smart Growth requirements. The preparation of the plan relied heavily on the participation of the citizens of Green Bay. The plan provides City leaders with a guide to use while assessing policy and development proposals.

District & Corridor Planning

Long-range planning is used to identify and recommend proper development policies for the City. Land use and development in the City is guided by the City of Green Bay Smart Growth 2022 Comprehensive Plan and a variety of other area plans, all of which encompasses a wide range of community interests, represents the community’s vision, comprehensively examines the community’s strengths and weaknesses, and allows implementation of needed planning policies which provide direction for the future and the best possible development for the City’s long-term success.

Neighborhood Plans

The City is actively working on neighborhood-specific plans. Please check back, or call our office, for more details.

Historic Preservation

Historic preservation efforts throughout the City are intended to protect and enhance sites or properties with special architectural, cultural, social, economic, or political history. Preservation is used to safeguard the City’s historic and cultural heritage, as well as stabilize and protect property values.

Target Investment Areas

Special areas of Green Bay are highlighted as Target Investment Areas to help put our Comprehensive, District, and Corridor Plans into action. These areas offer unique opportunities to investors and citizens, while displaying the character of our eclectic City. Our City’s Business Parks and Business Improvement Districts are also highlighted.