In response to both local and regional development forces, and to help ensure that Wright County grows and changes with a strong vision for the future, the county decided to review and update the 1988 Land Use Plan in conjunction with all its townships and cities. The task of updating the plan was broken out into 3 geographic areas representing differing needs and development patterns found within the county. These areas are the Northeast Quadrant which is subject to significant urbanization and development pressure, the Northwest Quadrant containing many lakes and natural features, and the US Highway 12 Corridor with its vast amount of prime, fertile farmland. The plans as a whole serve as a vision and guide for the future development of Wright County. The goals, definitions, and land use maps are only three parts of the overall plan, but are perhaps the most familiar and useful to anyone interested in the summary of the plans. For more information view the County-Wide Land Use Plan or view individual plans below.
The Northwest Quadrant Land Use Plan specifically relates to Albion, Chatham, Clearwater, Corinna, French Lake, Maple Lake, Silver Creek, and Southside Townships, but were completed with participation and input from the cities of Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Maple Lake, and South Haven.
The Northeast Quadrant Land Use Plan specifically relates to Buffalo, Monticello, and Rockford Townships, and was completed with participation and input from the cities of Albertville, Buffalo, Hanover, Monticello, Rockford, and Otsego.
US Highway 12 Corridor
The US 12 Corridor Land Use Plan specifically relates to Cokato, Franklin, Marysville, Middleville, Stockholm, Victor and Woodland Township, and was completed with participation and input from the cities of Cokato, Delano, Howard Lake, Montrose, and Waverly.