The full three-volume plan report for VISION 2050, including links to each individual chapter of the report, can be accessed below. The report was sent to each affected unit and agency of government requesting their consideration and endorsement. The report does not currently reflect amendments since the plan was adopted in 2016, or changes made as part of the 2020 Review and Update. We are currently in the process of incorporating the amendments and 2020 Update into a Second Edition of Volume III of the report, which will be published soon.


Groundwork for Vision and Plan Development


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Chapter 1—Introduction
Chapter 2—Existing Conditions and Trends: Population, Employment, and Land Use

Chapter 3—Review of the Year 2035 Regional Land Use and Transportation System Plans

Chapter 4—Inventory of Transportation Facilities and Services
Chapter 5—Travel Habits and Patterns
Chapter 6—Future Population, Households, and Employment in the Region
Appendix A—A Comparison of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area to Its Peers
Appendix B—Adopted County and Local Comprehensive Plans in Southeastern Wisconsin
Appendix C—Accuracy Checks of the Year 2011 Travel Surveys




Developing the Vision and Plan

Part I - Visioning and Scenarios Full PDF (279 pages, 22MB) Full PDF Reduced (279 pages, 13 MB)


Chapter 1—Visioning for the Region’s Future
Chapter 2—Conceptual Land Use and Transportation Scenarios

Appendix D—Results of Initial Visioning Activities

Appendix E—Public Feedback on Conceptual Scenarios


Part II - Alternative Plans Full PDF (435 pages, 133 MB) Full PDF Reduced (435 pages, 20 MB)

Chapter 3—Alternative Land Use and Transportation Plans

Appendix F—Complete Alternative Plan Evaluation Results

Appendix G—Public Feedback on Detailed Alternatives


Part III - Preliminary Recommended Plan Full PDF (407 pages, 86 MB) Full PDF Reduced (407 pages, 16 MB)

Chapter 4—Preliminary Recommended Year 2050 Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan
Appendix H—Complete Results of the Preliminary Recommended Plan Evaluation
Appendix I—Evaluation of Potential Benefits and Impacts of Reconstructing with Widening or Not Widening IH 43 between Howard Avenue and Silver Spring Drive
Appendix J—Public Feedback on Preliminary Recommended Plan




Recommended Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan


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Chapter 1—Recommended Year 2050 Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan
Chapter 2—Fiscally Constrained Transportation Plan
Chapter 3—Plan Implementation
Appendix K—VISION 2050 Land Use Design Guidelines
Appendix L—Equity Analysis of the VISION 2050 Land Use Component
Appendix M—VISION 2050 Plan Recommendations for the Jefferson County Portion of the Milwaukee Urbanized Area
Appendix N—Equitable Access Analysis of the Fiscally Constrained Transportation Plan
Appendix O—Population in the Region by Sewer Service Area




Related Reports Referenced in VISION 2050 Plan Report


The Economy of Southeastern Wisconsin (Technical Report 10, 5th Edition)
The Population of Southeastern Wisconsin (Technical Report 11, 5th Edition)
Guiding the Vision (June 2014)
A Comparison of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area to Its Peers (Memorandum Report 221 First Edition)

A Comparison of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area to Its Peers  (Memorandum Report 221 Second Edition)
Travel Simulation Models of Southeastern Wisconsin (Technical Report 51)
Assessment of Conformity (Memorandum Report 223) 
Comments Received on the Preliminary Recommended Plan


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