City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan “Our Innovative Path”


The PDF of the plan and an executive summary can be found  below.


Hard copies of the City of Appleton Comprehensive Plan is also available at

  • Appleton City Hall
  • Appleton Public Library


The plan was completed by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission who worked with the Appleton Comprehensive Plan Task Force committee that included Lori Andreas, Lindsey Bruer, Leslie Ehrenberg, Roman Fidler, Maureen Heinecke, Gary Hendrickx, Justin Koepp, Doug Moe, Tom Moe, Jody Molden, Chad Syltie, and Gene Wenstrom.


This plan is meant to guide the city for the next 10 years:  2018-2028.  A plan serves as a legal basis for land use regulations and it provides guidelines for the city council and decision makers on how best to use city resources.  It also gives an opportunity for residents to voice their shared vision for the community.


The Appleton Comp Plan includes information on the past, present and what it hopes for the future. The community profile includes demographics, a brief history of the community, a snapshot of where Appleton is today.  The community vision outlines where the community hopes to be in 10-20 years.


Questions can be sent to:

Kristi Fernholz Senior Planner, Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission 323 W. Schlieman Ave

Appleton, MN  56208 320-289-1981x106



City of Appleton, 323 West Schlieman Ave, 320-289-1363