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Concord Comprehensive Plan Ten-Year Update

Jefferson County and Our Town Plan

Jefferson County is Concord’s zoning authority. They decided last March to not follow Concord’s comprehensive plan anymore when administering Concord’s zoning. What does that mean for Concord’s town plan and the future of Concord? Read more

However, if citizens protest, we may be able to convince the county to change their policy back to following town plans. This is important because the town plan is how citizens can have a say on land use in Concord. Please help us keep Concord rural by convincing the county to follow our plan.  (This is the same link as the QR code on the flier mailed to the town.) 

Questionnaire Results So Far

A questionnaire was mailed to all Concord residents with mailboxes. The questionnaire had a question about limiting business (other than home occupations) to the area around the I-94 interchange (the hamlet) as it has been for years. As of now (Sept. 21th), 234 questionnaires have been returned out of 794 mailed. Of those, 190 (82%) indicated they would like to keep Concord rural the way it is, while 36 (16%) indicated they would like to see large non-ag business development anywhere in Concord. Seven returned questionnaires didn't check either box or make it clear where they stand. Many people also wrote comments, and from those it strongly appears that most people in Concord want Concord to stay much the way it is when it comes to business development. Here are the the questionnaires sorted by:

Do not support non-home business outside the Hamlet/business district near the I-94 and Hwy F (175)

Do support non-home business outside the Hamlet/business district near the I-94 and Hwy F (35)

Questionnaires that were ambiguous (7)

Results from other questions on the survey

Update: Progress on the Concord Comprehensive Plan itself

Most of us live in Concord by choice. We like Concord’s rural atmosphere and often forget that the town plan is what guides what Concord has been and what it will look like in the future. So come to the town plan discussion meetings and let everyone know why you like the present plan and how it might be improved. (Not sure what a town plan is or why this would matter?

More information)

Semi-final comprehensive plan drafts from MSA

Semi-final copy of updated town plan for review (pdf)

Appendix maps (pdf)

Memo describing changes from the 2009 plan (old plan) (pdf)

Plan update steering committee meeting will be held on Monday September 19, 2022, 4:00 pm at the Concord Community Center. The final drafts of the comprehensive plan from MSA will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. Agenda 

Firewood!

At the back of the Concord town park we have been piling wood from the dead ash trees removed from Concord roads. You are welcome to make firewood out of these trees. At the present the trees are in a big pile, but if there is interest, some of the better firewood logs could be separated out of the pile to allow better access to them.

Concord T-Shirts

There is a great selection of Concord T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and women's tank tops available for purchase. Click Here 

Community Center Rentals

Beverly Stendel is now coordinating use of the Community Center. For details click on Community Center, then the Community Center rental form.

 

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