This report is prepared to comply with Wisconsin State Statute 66.10013 using data collected in 2020.
The City of Kenosha, Wisconsin approved one (1) subdivision plat, seven (7) certified survey maps, and two hundred fifty-seven (257) building permit applications in 2020. Two (2) condominium plats were recorded with the Kenosha County Register of Deeds. Condominium plans 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 2020 is fifty-seven (57) 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
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.
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 2019, the City is unable to calculate the financial impact that each regulation had on the cost of each new subdivision.
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.