Zoning Code | Zoning Districts

A-1 Agriculture-Farmland Preservation District (AG-FP)
The Agriculture-Farmland Preservation district is intended to preserve productive agricultural lands, open space, and natural areas in the long-term. This land use category focuses on lands actively used for farming and/or with productive agricultural soils and topography conditions for farming. This category may also include cropland/pasture, and farm buildings and accessories. The Town participates in the Brown County Agriculture-Farmland Preservation Program. This designation is intended to preserve productive agricultural lands in the long-term, protect existing farm operations from encroachment by incompatible uses, promote further investments in farming, and maintain eligibility for farming incentive programs. 

A-2 Agriculture District
This district allows agricultural uses and single-family residences to preserve and protect rural areas of the Town that have agricultural value, but which are also suitable for rural estate living.

B-1 Business
The B-1 Business District is intended to serve the retail and service needs of nearby residential areas with a range of products and services for both daily and occasional shopping. These uses should be served by public sewer, public water, and other urban services and infrastructure. Businesses are generally small-scale. This category excludes manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution uses unless accessory to the primary commercial use.

B-2 Business
The B-2 Business district is intended for areas appropriate for indoor commercial, retail, service, tourism-oriented, office, and health care/community facility uses. Commercial uses with large outdoor components such as motor vehicles sales and service are also included in this category, but should be sited and designed so to not detract from the design standards and goals (such as high quality architecture and accessibility by multiple modes of travel) of predominantly indoor commercial uses. These uses should be served by public sewer, public water, and other urban services and infrastructure. Businesses may range from small-scale to large in size. This category excludes manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution uses unless accessory to the primary commercial use.

C-1 Conservancy
The C-1 Conservancy district is intended to protect continuous open space systems based on lands that have sensitive natural resources and limitations for development. This designation includes Wisconsin DNR identified wetlands subject to existing State-mandated zoning, FEMA designated floodplains, shoreland setback areas, and slopes of 12% or greater. The Brown County Environmentally Sensitive Area Plan will serve as a foundation for this category. Any use allowed in the C-1 District shall meet the regulations of this district and the other articles of this chapter as determined by the Town of Ledgeview Building Inspector. Other permits may be required by local or state agencies.

HI Heavy Industrial
The HI Heavy Industrial district is designed to accommodate those heavy industrial activities which by their character should be relatively remote from residential and business development. The uses may require large parcels of land and may include the manufacture of raw materials or component parts into a more finished product or material. The following regulations shall apply to all Heavy Industrial Districts.

I-1 Institutional
The I-1 Institutional District is intended to eliminate the ambiguity of maintaining, in unrelated use districts, areas which are under public or public-related ownership and where the use for public purpose is anticipated to be permanent. This designation includes large-scale public buildings, schools, religious institutions, utility facilities, hospitals, and special care facilities. Owing to the wide range and intensity of uses, desirable locations will depend on the nature of the specific use.

LI Light Industrial
The LI Light Industrial district is designed to provide an environment suitable for industrial activities that do not create appreciable nuisances or hazards, or that require a pleasant, hazard- and nuisance-free environment. Uses may include some retail and wholesale business, as well as warehousing, storage and limited, low intensive manufacturing uses.

NCD Neighborhood Center
The Neighborhood Center district is intended to provide for a variety of pedestrian-oriented retail, office, lodging, residential, and civic land uses in the Town center area. The intent of the district is to encourage the development and sustainability of a vibrant mixed-use area where residents and visitors can live, work, shop, dine, be entertained, enjoy community and cultural events, and contribute to the economic viability of the Neighborhood Center District and the Town of Ledgeview as a whole.

PDD-BP Business Park
The PDD-BP Business Park district is planned in expansion areas for the industrial/business parks along Interstate 43. It includes high-quality indoor manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, office, and support (e.g., day care, health club, or bank) uses with generous landscaping, screened storage areas, modest lighting, and limited signage. New development and major expansions should comply with the design standards included in the Ledgeview Business Park Master Plan.

Prior to filing an application for PDD-BP, the applicant of the proposed PDD-BP shall arrange a conference with Town staff.

R-1 Residential
The R-1 Residential district is intended to allow groupings of single-family residences that are generally built on lots that are between 12,000 square feet and 20,000 square feet (½-acre) – a density of 2- to 6-units/acre – in size, and served by a municipal sanitary sewer system. Small public and institutional uses—such as parks, schools, and churches—may also be built within this designation.

R-2 Residential
The R-2 Residential district is primarily intended to allow groupings of duplexes or single-family attached (zero lot line) residences served by a municipal sanitary sewer system. Single-family detached housing, attached single family residences with individual entries (e.g., townhouses, rowhouses), and small public and institutional uses—such as parks, schools, and churches—may also be built within this designation.

R-3 Multiple-Family
The R-3 Multi-Family Residential district is intended to allow a variety of residential units, primarily structures with three or more (3+) dwelling units, such as single-family attached dwellings (e.g. townhomes), condominiums, apartments, and senior housing developments. The densities typically exceed six units per acre, and are served by a municipal sanitary sewer system.  New Mixed Residential areas are recommended for select areas near major transportation corridors (interstate and county trunks), the Planned Neighborhood and Planned Mixed Use future land use categories.

R-R Rural Residential
The R-R Rural Residential district is intended to accommodate large-lot and estate single-family residential development with rural character; functioning as a transition from the urbanizing areas of the Town to the productive agricultural areas.The designation includes groupings of single-family residences that are located in the town, generally built on lots that are between one acre and ten acres in size. New single-family residential should possess a character and density similar to the surrounding neighborhoods.