Village of East Troy, Wisconsin
ZoningHub Member Since 2014
The Village of East Troy is nestled in the fertile region of southeastern Wisconsin. Surrounded by quiet lakes and rivers, the Village incorporated in 1900 and has since blossomed into a vibrant community. At the heart of East Troy is the historic Village Square, which is home to a variety of events including the annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival and weekly Thursday night community band concerts during summer months. The Square is also near the Electric Railroad’s train depot, a favorite of locals and tourists alike, operating on the last stretch of the original interurban rail in the state.
The Village of East Troy takes pride in its historic past, but it is also growing to meet the challenges of the future. One of the challenges, also faced by municipalities of every size, is how to direct growth to both benefit residents and the local business community. The Village Board supports sensible growth and hired a consultant a few years ago to write a new zoning code. But simply having a new set of zoning regulations wasn’t enough for East Troy.
“We wanted our new zoning code to be readily accessible and easily understood,” said Eileen Suhm, Village Administrator.