Public Open House

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Welcome! We invite you to review and provide input on key components of the City’s update to its Comprehensive Plan and Park & Recreation Plan.

The City conducted an in-person Public Open House on January 18, 2023, to allow the public to review and provide comments and feedback on its draft plan priorities, which help guide the City’s future decision making related to growth and development. To provide additional opportunities for community input, all of the materials that were presented at the January 18th Open House are available here. You are invited to provide your comments on these materials using the survey links below. These surveys will be available from now until February 8th. 

Please review the Open House Presentation, key graphics, and maps for information about each plan. Use the links below to access the short survey for each plan, where you can provide your input on key plan recommendations and policies. 

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the short-range and long-range growth, redevelopment, and preservation of the community and will be used by City officials as a policy guide to help make decisions regarding the growth and development of Manitowoc. The Comprehensive Plan is an update of the City’s existing Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2009.

What is a Park and Recreation Plan?
The City’s Park and Recreation Plan provides strategies and a framework for making improvements to the community’s park and recreation system over the course of the next five years. Updating the city’s park plan makes the City eligible for various State and Federal grant funding opportunities, which can help the community continue to maintain, improve, and expand its recreational amenities and facilities. The Park and Recreation Plan is an update of the City’s existing Park Plan, which was adopted in 2017.

1-18-23 Manitowoc Comprehensive Plan & Park Plan Open House Presentation

Key Comprehensive Plan Graphics & Maps
Vision Framework
Future Land Use Map
Transportation Facilities Map
Calumet Avenue Corridor Future Land Use Concept

Key Park and Recreation Plan Graphics & Maps
Future Planned Park Facilities Map

Comprehensive Plan - DRAFT
Comprehensive Plan - Appendices - DRAFT
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan - DRAFT

Thank you for your participation in the planning process for the City of Manitowoc’s Comprehensive Plan and Park and Recreation Plan updates.

Questions? For more information, please visit the project website at, or contact Community Development through this form or by calling (920) 686-6930.