The Waunakee / Westport Joint Planning Area (JPA) Comprehensive Plan was prepared to address long-range land use planning and development issues in the Waunakee / Westport JPA. The JPA is delineated in the Boundary Stipulation and Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between the Village of Waunakee and the Town of Westport that was adopted in 1996. All actions affecting land use in the JPA are subject to review procedures established in the agreement.
One of the key provisions of the Boundary Stipulation and Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement is the establishment of the Joint Plan Committee (JPC) as the review and approval body for land use plans and development regulations within the JPA.
The JPC consists of 3 members appointed by the Village of Waunakee and 3 appointed by the Town of Westport. These members serve as the planning body for the JPA. The JPA Comprehensive Plan serves as the primary planning policy document for the JPC. The general time frame for the JPA Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year planning horizon.