Downtown Development Plan

The Redevelopment Authority (RDA) is currently working on a Downtown Master Development Plan to create an active and dynamic environment with an emphasis on the redevelopment and utilization of vacant and underutilized properties. 

This master plan is intended to support and guide redevelopment of properties within the planning area (as illustrated on the map) and support the efforts identified in the Redevelopment District plan and Tax Increment District project plan.

There will be several opportunities for public input and citizen participation throughout this planning process.  All public meetings will be noticed on the City of Shawano website, local newspapers and radio stations, posted flyers and other social media outlets.

Downtown Survey

Please take a moment to complete this survey regarding our downtown, the more input we receive the easier it will be to make sure we are providing the majority of you with the Development Plan you would like to see for your downtown.

Downtown Master Plan - Citizen Participation Plan

For the Downtown Master Plan to achieve its full potential, the direct engagement of citizens, business owners, landowners and visitors throughout the plan development is key.  The RDA encourages all members of the community to come share your thoughts to help develop a Community Driven Downtown Master Plan.  Click here to read the entire Citizen Participation Plan.

A major part of the Citizen Participation Plan is creating a steering committee composed of a number of varied and diverse stakeholders and representatives of the City of Shawano.

The attached Downtown Redevelopment Steering Committee meeting overview provides a brief explanation of the upcoming meetings.

Steering Committee Members

Chad Kary
Starlyn Tourtillott
Charlie Harvey
Heather Paul
Jim Meyer
John Stang
Curt Preston
Christa Hansen

Downtown Plaza Concept

One of the ideas that the City of Shawano is currently exploring the idea of creating a Downtown Plaza to assist in the revitalization efforts for the Downtown area.

The first of many meetings was held on September 6, 2017 and was a Joint Meeting between the City of Shawano Common Council, Plan Commission, Park and Rec Commission, Park Builders Group, Redevelopment Authority, Shawano Industrial Commercial Development Committee, Business Improvement District, Shawano Downtown Business Association, and Chamber Board. This meeting allowed these Committees and the general public to hear more about the Plaza concept as well as discuss the options for the placement of the Splash Pad. The Power Point presentation which goes over the Plaza Concept in more detail as well as the minutes which recap the votes and opinions of these Committee and Commissions can be found at the bottom of this page.

The City of Shawano also held an Open House on October 3, 2017 to obtain further insight on this potential development option from residents and business owners alike. 

Click here to see a recap of the information collected at the Open House.
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Plaza Concept A

Plaza Concept A

Plaza Concept B

Plaza Concept B