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The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) is the official metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and regional planning commission (RPC) for the seven county southeastern Wisconsin area.  SEWRPC was created in 1960 to provide the basic information and planning services necessary to solve problems which transcend the corporate boundaries and fiscal capabilities of the local units of government comprising the Southeastern Wisconsin Region. For over 50 years SEWRPC has provided such information and planning services needed to solve problems and provide focus and attention on key issues of regional consequence. more


Stay Connected

The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission has created an electronic newsletter to keep you updated on the latest developments at the Commission and significant regional news related to the issues that SEWRPC addresses.


Major Work Efforts



VISION 2050 recommends a long-range vision for land use and transportation in the seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Region. It makes recommendations to local and State government to shape and guide land use development and transportation improvement, including public transit, arterial streets and highways, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities, to the year 2050. VISION 2050 builds on our strengths as a Region, and seeks to improve areas where we do not compete well with our peers, so the Region can attract new residents and businesses. more


TIP 2017-2020

TIP 2017-2020The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southeastern Wisconsin is a listing of Federally funded transportation projects proposed for Southeastern Wisconsin 2017-2020.  more




Restoration Plan for the Oak Creek Watershed

The Commission staff is preparing a restoration plan for the Oak Creek watershed. This plan will provide a guide for addressing the water quality impairments that have been identified in the watershed and will include specific, targeted recommendations to address a set of focus issues related to conditions in the watershed. more


Pewaukee Lake Watershed
Protection Plan

In response to a request from the Pewaukee Lake Sanitary District, SEWRPC is preparing a protection plan for the Pewaukee Lake watershed in Waukesha County. This plan will build from the 2003 Second Edition Lake Management Plan for Pewaukee Lake and will provide specific, targeted recommendations to protect and enhance water quality, recreational use and access, and fish and wildlife habitat conditions within the Lake and its larger watershed.  more


Jurisdictional Highway Plans

SEWRPC is currently preparing updates to the county jurisdictional highway system plans. The plans would provide a review and reevaluation, and recommendations as to which level and agency of government—state, county, and local—should have jurisdictional responsibilities for each segment of arterial street and highway in the Region. The new county jurisdictional highway system plans would constitute a refinement and amendment of the functional improvements—new arterial facilities and widening of existing facilities—recommended under VISION 2050. More on the jurisdictional highway plans can be found here.


Get Involved


We invite you to participate in planning for the future of our region.

PPP Brochure CoverPlanning for needs like efficient highways and public transit systems, beneficial parks and open spaces, major land use changes and employment centers, and a quality environment including clean water cannot be done well without working together. These and other needs require a multi-county planning effort and benefit from the participation of many people.

This homepage highlights many of SEWRPC’s efforts and identifies pathways to participation through opportunities like public meetings, public review and comment periods, and planning studies underway.  Please take a few moments to navigate the links to particular work efforts and events for a more detailed look at what is happening and how to learn more or comment.

To help guide public participation, SEWRPC has prepared a public participation plan, summary brochure, and companion documents which are available by clicking on the link below.  These address the importance of public participation to regional planning, the Commission’s public participation goal, and important steps that are taken for involvement opportunities in all of our efforts. 

Please let us hear from you!



Notices and News


Identifying Workforce Transportation Solutions

Following completion of VISION 2050, the Commission staff has been participating on the Regional Transit Leadership Council (RTLC), which is made up of a group of regional leaders working to achieve a multimodal transportation system in Southeastern Wisconsin. Following a recent symposium on workforce transportation, the RTLC has recommended two actions: 1) create a team dedicated to workforce mobility solutions and 2) create a regional strategy for workforce transportation to “operationalize” VISION 2050. More information on the RTLC and its proposed path forward can be found here.


Economic Profiles

SEWRPC worked with the Waukesha County Center for Growth and We Energies to prepare economic profiles for 12 participating communities in Waukesha County.  The profiles highlight community assets that help to attract, retain, and grow businesses within each community and throughout the County.  More information on the profiles can be found here.


Proposed Amendments to the 2017-2020 Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

SEWRPC is soliciting public comments on eight proposed amendments to the “Transportation Improvement Program for Southeastern Wisconsin: 2017-2020.” A public review and comment period will be held through Monday, July 16, 2018. more


Comprehensive Plan Updates

State comprehensive planning law requires plans to be updated at least once every ten years.  SEWRPC has offered to assist any County or local government that previously participated in a multi-jurisdictional planning effort with their plan update.  More information on comprehensive plan updates can be found here.


Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

SEWRPC, in coordination with Milwaukee County, and with support from many of the potential 5310 applicants in the Milwaukee Urbanized Area, will manage a two-year application cycle for calendar years 2019 and 2020.  The Section 5310 application cycle is anticipated to open in early July 2018 to allow Commission staff to update the application materials to include funding requests for calendar years 2019 and 2020. Please check here and the WisDOT Section 5310 website for more information on the Section 5310 program as it becomes available.


Aerotropolis Milwaukee Development Plan: A Shared Vision for the Communities Around the Airport

Aerotropolis Milwaukee is a public-private partnership of business leaders and local representatives from nine communities in Milwaukee County focused on promoting economic growth around General Mitchell International Airport. The Commission staff worked with The Gateway to Milwaukee and Milwaukee Gateway Aerotropolis Corporation to prepare a development plan that establishes a shared vision and coordinated effort to capitalize on the Airport to stimulate economic investment, promote job growth, and enhance the quality of life in the nine Aerotropolis Milwaukee communities. The plan is designed to be used as a reference tool for local governments and agencies to aid in decision making relative to future land use changes and strategic investments. The plan is available here and more information on Aerotropolis Milwaukee is available here.













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Recent Publications 

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 321
Mason Creek Watershed Protection Plan
(6/2018, 328pp)

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 292, (2nd Edition)
A Comprehensive Plan Update for the Town of Farmington: 2050
(5/2018, 18pp)

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 326
Hazard Mitigation Plan for Washington County
(3/2018, 654pp)

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 295, (2nd Edition)
A Comprehensive Plan Update for the Town of Polk: 2050
(2/2018, 30pp)

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 333
Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species Strategic Plan
(2/2018, 116pp)

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 296, (2nd Edition)
A Comprehensive Plan Update for the Town of Trenton: 2050
(1/2018, 24pp)


Related Website Links


ChooseMilwaukee-Milwaukee 7


Regional Land Information


Association of Wisconsin
Regional Planning Commissions


Milwaukee Location

SEWRPC's Milwaukee office is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI. Commission staff are available at this location by appointment. An online staff directory may be found at or call (262) 547-6721.

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Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission


W239 N1812 Rockwood Drive
P.O. Box 1607
Waukesha, WI 53187-1607


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Phone: (262) 547-6721
Fax: (262) 547-1103

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