Planning & Development

The Planning & Development Department oversees much of the Village's development review process including building & site plans, rezoning, planned developments, conditional uses, amendments to the zoning code, land divisions & subdivision plats, and sign approvals. The department is also responsible for developing and updating the Village's Comprehensive Plan.

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan establishes a vision for the Village of Harrison. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the physical development, future land use, and quality of life in the Village. This plan is a long range plan that contains data and information about the community including housing, transportation, utilities and community facilities, agricultural resources, natural and cultural resources, economic development, intergovernmental cooperation, and land use.

Comprehensive Plan

Existing Land Use Map(PDF, 2MB)

Future Land Use Map(PDF, 2MB)

The Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan establishes the vision for Harrison's parks and green spaces.
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2022 - 2026


Housing Affordability & Fee Reports

Wisconsin State Law requires villages and cities with a population of 10,000 people or more to provide two separate annual reports related to housing affordability and housing fees in an effort to shed light and foster change on affordable housing issues across the state.

Housing Affordability Report

Housing Fee Report



Stormwater Management

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a financing option that allows a municipality (town, village or city) to fund infrastructure and other improvements, through property tax revenue on newly developed property.

A municipality identifies an area, the Tax Incremental District (TID), as appropriate for a certain type of development. The municipality identifies projects to encourage and facilitate the desired development. Then as property values rise, the municipality uses the property tax paid on that development to pay for the projects. After the project costs are paid, the municipality closes the TID. The municipality, schools, county, and technical college are able to levy taxes on the value of the new development. 

 When a municipality creates a TID, the municipality and other taxing entities agree to support their operation from the existing tax base within the TID. They agree the municipality will use the taxes on the value increase in the TID to pay for the investment.

Village of Harrison's Tax Increment District Map

TID #1 Project Plan(PDF, 3MB)

TID #2 Project Plan(PDF, 3MB)

TID #3 Project Plan(PDF, 2MB)

TID #4 Project Plan(PDF, 2MB)

TID #5 Project Plan(PDF, 1MB)

TID #6 Project Plan(PDF, 3MB)

TID Value Growth and tax sharing graph