The Community Development Authority was created in 1993 with the objectives to create beneficial effects upon the economy and quality of life in the Village. The goals of the CDA include:

  • Strengthening long-term economic viability of the village
  • Eliminating substandard and obsolete buildings, environmental deficiencies, and nonconforming uses
  • Providing for orderly physical and economic growth
  • Creation of development and planning studies and proposals on behalf of the village
  • Expansion of the availability of affordable housing; enhancement and preservation of the village’s tax base

Learn more about the Village’s Community Development Authority. 

Village of Shorewood Resources

Direct links to pertinent information such as the Central Business District Master Plan, Shorewood’s Market Profile, top redevelopment opportunities, past development projects and more


Learn about the Village of Shorewood’s dedicated to developing the community to boost economic growth and improve the standard of living.

Imagine the Possibilities in Shorewood: Market Profile and Top Redevelopment Opportunities 
The Village of Shorewood is dedicated to redevelopment. Review some of the top redevelopment opportunities.

Central District Master Plan (PDF)
The 2015 updated Master Plan provides the blueprint for redevelopment in our Central Business District

Design Guidelines (PDF)
Village of Shorewood Central District Master Plan Design Guidelines, July 2006

Development Process in Shorewood (PDF)
View information about the project approval process

Facade Improvement Program (PDF)
View information about funding available for commercial property improvements.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan (PDF)
Provides a comprehensive, strategic pathway to fully incorporate pedestrians and bicyclists into an effective and sustainable multi-modal transportation network

Priority Redevelopment Site Map (PDF)
Locate sites that are identified as redevelopment opportunities from the Central District Master Plan.

Shorewood Sign Codes (PDF)
Shorewood’s sign codes were amended in 2007 after commercial design guidelines were created. The sign codes encourage unique designs and discourage typical sign types, such as channel letters.

Shorewood Zoning Map (PDF)

Tax Incremental District Map (PDF)
Shorewood has four active TIDs.

Zoning District Summary (PDF)