Planning Division

Clay Bluffs Cedar Gorge Nature Preserve - Community Forest Plan Virtual Public Meeting 12/08/2022 - Recording

Watch the meeting recording here

Click here to view the Community Forest Plan

Please submit any written comments to the Department in person or via email by January 4th, 2023 for consideration by the Ozaukee County Natural Resources Committee.


Main Goal

One of the main goals of the Planning and Parks Department is to plan for sustainable growth and an improved quality of life in Ozaukee County.

Helpful Information

Find helpful information about projects and planning activities associated with the preservation and protection of natural resources in Ozaukee County. If you have any questions or comments, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

Projects & Planning Activities

Boards, Councils, and Committees

Proposed amendment to the County-Owned Lands Zoning Ordinance/Map through addition of the “County Highway KK Property” and subsequent rezone to G-1. 

Public hearing scheduled during the Ozaukee County Natural Resources Committee meeting Thursday, December 2nd, 8:00AM in the Auditorium of the Ozaukee County Administration Center, 121 W. Main Street, Port Washington, WI 53074.


Public Meetings for 2020 Update of VISION 2050

Commission staff has scheduled seven public meetings across the Region for the first round of public involvement on the 2020 Review and Update of VISION 2050. Please visit the public meeting schedule for more information. 

Ozaukee County Coastal Resources Ecological Prioritization Master Plan
Master Plan
The Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department, in conjunction with its partners including the Ozaukee Treasures Network, recently completed a Coastal Resources Ecological Prioritization Master Plan, which is a parcel-level prioritization planning effort for preservation and restoration of critical coastal land and water resources in Ozaukee County.  The Department created a Geographic Information System (GIS) Decision Support Tool while developing the Master Plan to provide a GIS-based, systematic prioritization of parcels according to a suite of land use, environmental, and ecological analysis factors.  An accompanying technical report serves as a supplemental document to the Master Plan and is intended to provide additional information about the planning process, a more detailed explanation of the data and methods utilized, and a discussion of the limitations and considerations of both the inputs and outputs of the analysis.  Questions may be directed to Karina Ward, Planning and GIS Specialist, email or 262-238-8277.