Zoning Verification Letter

Zoning Verification Letter

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Trash Collection and City Closings

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City of Kenosha snow emergency begins 6 p.m. Jan. 11, 2020

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Public Records Request Form

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Yard Waste site open on Tuesdays in January

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New Housing Fee Report

This report is prepared to comply with Wisconsin State Statute 66.10014. using data collected in 2018.

The City of Kenosha, Wisconsin imposes the following fees for purposes related to residential construction, remodeling, or development as noted in 66.10014(2)(a):

  1. Building permit fees.

  2. Park impact fees including land dedication or fee in lieu of dedication, as determined by the City.

  3. Plat approval fees.

  4. Stormwater management fees.

  5. Water or sewer hook-up fees.

The City of Kenosha permit fees as of January 1, 2020 are shown in Table 1.

Table 1: City of Kenosha – Permit Fees

For additional information on permits and fees, visit the following City Department homepages:

Department of City Development

Department of City Inspections

Department of Public Works

Kenosha Water Utility

The total amount of residential fees imposed in 2018, per Wisconsin State Statute 66.10014, by the City was $582,679.01. Further information on particular fees collected is shown in Table 2. It should be noted that the building permit fees include fees collected for existing residential alterations and additions, which did not result in the creation of new residential units. The total number of new residential units created in 2018 was 107. Per Wisconsin State Statute 66.10014(2)(b) the total residential fees collected divided by the number of new units created equals $5,445.60.

Table 2: New Housing Fee Report

*The information contained in this report is relevant to the current permit fees for the City of Kenosha as of January 1, 2020. Let it be known that fees may be amended from time to time and that no assurances are given that the statements made in this report will be valid for any amount of time after the date of this report. For the most up to date information, contact the applicable City Department.

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Housing Affordability Analysis

This report is prepared to comply with Wisconsin State Statute 66.10013 using data collected in 2018.

The City of Kenosha, Wisconsin approved zero (0) subdivision plats, ten (10) certified survey maps, and two hundred fifty-seven (257) building permit applications in 2018. One (1) condominium plat was recorded with the Kenosha County Register of Deeds. Condominium plats do not require approval by the City of Kenosha.

The total number of new residential dwelling units proposed in all subdivision plats, certified survey maps, condominium plats, and building permit applications that were approved in 2018 is one hundred eleven (111) residential dwelling units.

The following is a list and map of undeveloped parcels in the City of Kenosha that are zoned for residential development.

Table 1: Undeveloped Parcels Zoned for Residential Development

Map A: Undeveloped Parcels Zoned for Residential Development

Below is a list and map of all undeveloped parcels in the City of Kenosha that are suitable for, but not zoned for, residential development, including vacant sites and sites that have potential for redevelopment.

Table 2: Undeveloped Parcels Suitable for, but not Zoned for, Residential Development

Map B: Undeveloped Parcels Suitable for, but not Zoned for, Residential Development

For additional information on zoning requirements and the rezoning process, contact the Department of City Development at 262.653.4030 or reference the City of Kenosha Zoning Ordinance for further details.

Department of City Development

City of Kenosha Zoning Ordinance

Development Applications

The availability of public facilities and services are accessible to all properties within the City of Kenosha. For further information, contact the Kenosha Water Utility at 262.653.4300 or visit the City website.

Kenosha Water Utility

The City of Kenosha imposes residential development regulations, such as land use controls, site improvement requirements, fees and land dedication requirements, and permit procedures. In accordance with State Statute 66.10014, the City’s New Housing Fee Report details the financial impact of building permit fees, park impact fees, land dedication fees, plat approval fees, stormwater management fees, and water or sewer hook-up fees on residential development. Since there were no new subdivisions approved in 2018, the City is unable to calculate the financial impact that each regulation had on the cost of each new subdivision.

New Housing Fee Report

The City of Kenosha promotes residential development to meet the existing and forecasted housing demand through its Zoning Ordinance. There are fourteen (14) different residential zoning districts in the City that permit a diverse range of minimum lot sizes and densities. In addition, the City does not enforce a minimum floor area of a dwelling unit, which further enables the construction of affordable housing types.

Owners/Developers can reduce the time and cost necessary to approve and develop a new residential subdivision by consulting with the Department of City Development in the early stages of a project. Staff can assist by outlining zoning ordinances, permit procedures, filing deadlines, and meeting dates.

Development applications provide information on submittal requirements, fees, approximate review time, and checklists of necessary materials. To prevent delays, property owners should submit all required materials with the initial application packet.

The City starts billing an additional fee for all re-submittals after two (2) permitted reviews. To avoid these additional charges and time, city staff works with the applicant by providing detail on information required in order to complete the review.

Failure to provide a complete application, or submitting plans not in compliance with city development standards, may result in additional time and costs necessary to approve and develop a new residential subdivision in the City of Kenosha.

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Community Development

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2020 Census

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Holiday Tree Disposal Sites

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Station # Address Zip Phone # House Captain
 1  2210 52nd Street 53140 262-925-3311  James Miller
 2  8530 30th Avenue 53142 262-925-3312 Alan Carr
 4  4810 60th Street 53144 262-925-3314  
 6  2615 14th Place 53140 262-925-3316 David Marifern
 7  9700 52nd Street 53144 262-925-3317 Daniel Radandt

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Skate Hut hours adjusted during the holidays

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Ice rink to open for the season Nov. 29

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Alternate Side Parking begins Dec. 1

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City offers AlertSense notification service

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Kenosha Area Transit is a fully accessible, user-friendly, and safety-minded public transportation system that is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Kenosha Area Transit welcomes customers with disabilities and encourages them to take advantage of the many accommodations we offer. Kenosha Area Transit is proud to offer the following accessibility options as part of your public transportation experience.

Accessible Vehicles

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public transportation programs to service individuals using a mobility device if the lift and vehicle can physically accommodate the customer.  All Kenosha Area Transit vehicles are accessible and equipped with either a lift (Streetcar) or a ramp (Buses) with seating capacity for up to two (2) mobility devices.  Lifts and ramps may also be used by customers with limited mobility at their request.  Kenosha Area Transit buses also feature a chime and light up sign when a bus stop request has been made to accommodate visually and hearing-impaired customers.  These buses also feature reserved seating near the entrance door and must be vacated at the request of a disabled customer or customer requiring the use of these seats.  Kenosha Area Transit buses also “kneel” making it easier for customers to board and alight the bus.

Mobility Device Securement Requirements:  Kenosha Area Transit customers using a mobility device that is consistent with the vehicle safety requirements must allow their mobility device to be secured at designated locations within the bus.  Kenosha Area Transit will deny service to any customer using a mobility device who declines to permit his or her mobility device to be secured to the bus with the securements provided.  This policy does not apply to situations where an attempt has been made to secure the mobility device, but the mobility device cannot be properly secured using the bus’s securement system.

Announcing Bus Stops

All Kenosha Area Transit bus operators are required to announce major streets, intersections and popular destinations along the route as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Customers may request that their specific bus stop is announced as a courtesy.

Service Animals

Kenosha Area Transit allows service animals on board all its buses.  A service animal according to the ADA is any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. A service animal DOES NOT:

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Kenosha Area Transit drivers are permitted to ask all customers accompanied by an animal 1) Is that a Service Animal? and 2) What tasks has the animal been trained to perform?  A service animal may not be excluded unless the animal is out of control and the animal’s owner does not take effective action to control it or the animal poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others. A driver may decline the animal’s ability to ride with Kenosha Area Transit if it is not a service animal.  For more information on service animals, please contact the Mobility Manager of Kenosha Area Transit at 262-653-4475 or

Reduced Fare for Elderly and Disabled Customers

Kenosha Area Transit offers a Reduced Fare option for customers 65 years of age and older and customers with a disability.  A valid form of identification including a Medicare card or Kenosha Area Transit Reduced Fare Identification card is required when paying the fare.  The half fare is $1.00 per trip.  Customers may apply at no-charge for a Kenosha Area Transit Reduced Fare Identification card by visiting the Kenosha Area Transit Customer Service Office, 4303 39th Ave. Kenosha, WI 53144, weekdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm.  Click on the link below for the application.

Elderly Disabled Application (PDF)

Aplicacion para personas mayores discapacitadas (PDF) - Espanol

Paratransit Service

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires public transit agencies to provide paratransit service to persons with disabilities who cannot access the public transit system due to their disability.

Paratransit service complements the same area, hours and days of the week as Kenosha Area Transit’s fixed-route system.

Riders must fill out an application and be an eligible registered paratransit rider to use this service. Kenosha Area Transit provides paratransit service for passengers unable to use fixed-route buses in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information call 262-653-4290 or click on the link below

Para-Transit Service

Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications to Service

Kenosha Area Transit will honor and accommodate any reasonable modification to service as long as the request:

  1. Does not fundamentally alter the service;

  2. Does not create a direct threat to the health and safety of others;

  3. Is not necessary to permit the passenger to use the services for their intended purpose (nondiscriminatory).

Any person wishing to request a reasonable modification, in accordance with 49 CFR Parts 27 and 37, should contact the Director of Transportation at 262-653-4290.

Accessible Formats

Riders who wish to have schedules or other Kenosha Area Transit information available in accessible formats, such as Braille, large format print or in an alternative language should contact Kenosha Area Transit at 262-653-4290 or by emailing Kenosha Area Transit at

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2019 Trick-or-Treat Hours Rescheduled

Trick-or-treat hours to be rescheduled in the City of Kenosha 

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Voter Registration Help Available

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Sept. 14 Fall Festival features giant pumpkins

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Special events downtown impact Labor Day weekend traffic

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Waste collection delayed for Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 2

There will be no waste collection on Monday, Sept. 2, due to the Labor Day holiday. Waste collection will be delayed by one day for the week of Sept. 2.

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Tall Ships Festival: Shuttles and Parking

Tall Ships Festival, Pike River Rendezvous events expected to generate heavy traffic. Traffic patterns adjusted beginning July 31; shuttles available Aug. 2-4.

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Parking map
Shuttle map

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Sailing Experience for students aboard the Tall Ships

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Fire Hydrant Flushing

A grid of all locations for potential fire hydrant flushing are shown below.


The current hyrdant flushing locations are grid numbers: 120-127


Click here to download a more detailed view.

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Mayor appoints Randy Hernandez as City Administrator

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April 30 special election for 64th Assembly Representative

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City ice rink to close for the season March 17

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Survey on 22nd Avenue streetscape design

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