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Altoona City Hall
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720

Fax: 715-839-1800

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4 PM

Planning & Development:
Taylor Greenwell, Planning Director / Zoning Administrator • Email Taylor »


Community Profile »
View Zoning Map »
Planning Area »
Transportation Facilities »
Prime Farmland »
Soil Capability Class »
Water Resources »

Land Cover »
Existing Land Use »
Development Limitations »
Future Land Use »
Safe Routes to School Plan »
Metropolitan Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan »

River Prairie Design Standards and Guidelines »

Comprehensive Plan

Altoona's Comprehensive Plan provides the most recent available statistics and survey data, documents the important issues of concern identified by city residents, and sets forth goals, objectives, policies, and recommendations for actions to guide future development. The plan covers topics mandated by Wisconsin State Statute 66.1001, but the content of the plan reflects local concerns. This plan looks forward 20 years, is reviewed annually, and is fully updated every ten years.

Comprehensive Plan »
Appendix A »
Appendix B »
East Hill Neighborhood Residential Development Plan »

Parks & Public Spaces Plan

The Altoona Place Plan provides a technical inventory and assessment of Altoona parks, recreational programs, natural areas, bicycle trails and routes, and pedestrian conditions. This Plan lays out comprehensive strategies for system-wide improvements and specifies a range of design, engineering, policy, management, and program strategies to achieve the City's goals of improving quality of life for all people. Recommendations seek to align and integrate open space and active transportation strategies comprehensively throughout overall city development, budgeting, and governance. As Altoona continues to grow and change, this plan will provide a guide to ensure a cohesive and ambitious approach to developing and maintaining high quality, high performance public spaces.

Parks & Public Spaces Plan »

Housing Action Plan

Resolution No 5A-19 »
Altoona Housing Action Plan »
Chippewa Valley Regional Housing Task Force »
Chippewa Valley Housing Recommendations »
Chippewa Valley Housing Data »

Energy Action Plan

The City of Altoona teamed up with Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy to engage the broader Altoona community in the conversation about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Community stakeholders committed to representing our community participated in workshops to identify target audiences, create strategies, and prioritize near-term actions. The Altoona City Council approved the Energy Action Plan in September 2023. Our Energy Action Plan creates intention, focuses our efforts, and identifies actions to engage our community to benefit municipal properties, new development, small and medium-sized businesses, residents, and rental property owners.

Altoona Energy Action Plan »

Eau Claire Regional Housing Study

The Eau Claire Regional Housing Study was done by Altoona in partnership with the City of Eau Claire and Eau Claire County. The purpose of this document is to convey to the region past and current housing market trends and conditions, in the process identifying resulting challenges and opportunities that have arisen and, likewise, ways in which the public sector might intervene to obtain any number of publicly articulated housing goals. The analysis in this document communicates the pertinent recent history of the county's housing market, where it stands as of early 2023, and where the market might be headed in the future. Recommendations were applied both with the region as a whole in mind as well as tailored to its individual communities.

Eau Claire Regional Housing Study »

Commercial Development

Altoona Business Park includes the corporate headquarters for NBI, a 50,000 sq. ft. facility that houses 250 employees. Charter Communications constructed a 40,000 sq. ft. regional headquarters across the street that can house up to 200 employees. The Altoona Business Park is also home to The Potting Shed, First Net Impressions, and the Altoona Family Restaurant.

River Prairie

  • NE Quadrant is located on the east side of US Hwy 53 and north of River Prairie Drive and which includes 11-acres. Businesses located here are Orgel Wealth Management; Hoeft Builders, Inc.; and DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery.
  • NW Quadrant is a 50-acre site available for commercial development located west of US Hwy 53 and north of River Prairie Drive. The NW Quadrant of River Prairie is surrounded to the north and west by the Eau Claire River. The site will have public spaces featuring splash pad, man-made river, ice skating, canoe and kayak landing, social gathering spaces with outdoor fire pits, and other recreation. Current construction on the site includes two entrance roads, the "Main Street" area, and traffic signals. Underground utilities were installed in 2014. Businesses soon to start construction are Kwik Trip, Westconsin Credit Union, and Staybridge Suites, an extended stay hotel.
    View the NW Quadrant Site Plan »
    View the NW Quadrant Aerial Video »
  • SE Quadrant is an 18-acre site with 3-acres available for development. OakLeaf Surgical Hospital; Northwoods Therapy Associates, SC; and Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are located in this quadrant of River Prairie.
  • SW Quadrant is a 50-acre site with Woodman's Foods currently developing 20 acres.

Residential Development

Barland Prairie »

Clubview Estates »

Estates at River Prairie

Hillcrest Development
Hillcrest Master Plan »
Hillcrest Circulation Plan »
Hillcrest Park Plan »
Hillcrest Zoning Map »

Otter Creek Trails

River's Edge


Community Development Block Grant Loans

The City of Altoona offers low-interest residential rehabilitation loans to its low-income citizens using funds provided by a former Community Development Block Grant program. These loans can be used to rehabilitate your primary residence (i.e. roofing, siding, and windows). Information regarding applicants and grantees of this program are completely confidential. To obtain more information about this program, please click on the link below or call 715-839-6092 for details.

Home Repair & Home Buyer Programs »