Zoning Code | Document

The Town's zoning code and map is posted on the municipality's website. http://www.townofeaglewi.us/residents/zoning-codemap/

Article 1. General Provisions
This article includes the legal framework for the zoning code, including the authority for the regulations and a listing of the purposes the code is intended to achieve. In addition, the article addresses matters related to liability and how the zoning code relates to public entities and other regulations.
   
Article 2. Interpretation and Construction
This article describes rules for determining the location of zoning district boundaries, and how various words are used, among other related matters.
 
Article 3. Definitions
This article includes more than 230 definitions used throughout the code and description of the various land uses recognized in the zoning code.
     
Article 4. Administrative Bodies 
This article explains who is responsible for administering various parts of the code. Those involved include the Town Board, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the zoning administrator.
    
Article 5. General Procedural Requirements
This article addresses (1) matters that generally apply to various review procedures described in Article 6, (2) notice requirements, (3) public hearings, and (4) financial guarantees.
 
Article 6. Specific Procedural Requirements
This article describes each of the procedures used in the administration of the zoning code. Steps in the review procedures are described along with any decision criteria. Common procedures include text and zoning map amendments, conditional use permits, temporary use permits, variances, zoning permits, occupancy permits, sign permits, and site plan review and approval. Application forms are posted on the Procedures page of this site.
     
Article 7. Land Use 
This article addresses a variety of related topics, including (1) the zoning map and zoning districts, (2) allowable land uses, (3) dimensional standards, (4) general design requirements, (5) site design and architectural standards, and standards for principal, accessory, and temporary land uses.
 
Article 8. Overlay Districts 
Standards are established in this article to protect public wellheads. A protective zone of 1,200 feet is established and prohibits certain activities that have the potential to contaminate a public water supply.
 
Article 9. Landscaping and Bufferyards 
This article includes landscaping standards for parking areas, along streets, within the interior of a lot, and around the perimeter of a building. Bufferyards are required when a new development project abuts another parcel in a different zoning district. Many of the requirements in this section allow the developer a degree of design flexibility.
 
Article 10. Reserved
 
Article 11. Parking
Parking requirements are specified for each of the land uses permitted in the zoning code. Design specifications are described so that parking lots are well designed and function for their intended purpose.
 
Article 12. Nonconformities
When regulations are adopted or amended, it is possible that existing development becomes nonconforming. This article describes how nonconforming situations are handled.
 
Article 13. Enforcement
This article describes how the zoning code is to be enforced along with penalties.