Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Black Earth’s Comprehensive Plan was approved by the Town Board in August 2009 and was adopted by the Dane County Board of Supervisors in January 2010. The Plan was the result of more than two years of work on the part of the Town Board, Planning Commission, Comprehensive Plan Committee, and staff.

As part of the planning process, the Town crafted a vision statement that establishes the Town’s chief values and goals:

We envision that in 20 years the Town of Black Earth will be:

  • A distinctively rural community that blends into a beautiful natural setting
  • A community that has maintained its fertile soils and protected its family farmland
  • A community that supports diverse, small-scale agriculturally-related businesses
  • An environmentally aware community with clean air and water, distinctive open spaces and a world-class trout stream
  • A community with strong family and community values combined with a peaceful atmosphere


The Town of Black Earth Comprehensive Plan is also available on the Dane County Planning & Development website.

Town Comprehensive Plan

Land Use Plan – amended 2023

Planned Land Use Map