Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Update

Madison has changed a lot since our current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2006. The time has come to assess our progress, reevaluate issues, revisit goals, and clarify our path forward, so the City of Madison has embarked on an update to its Comprehensive Plan. The City has launched Imagine Madison, a public engagement campaign to gather the opinions of all Madisonians. Imagine Madison will discuss issues and identify goals and actions through the lenses of equity, health, sustainability, and adaptability. Please join in the conversation and participate in imagining our shared future. Visit www.imaginemadisonwi.com and follow the process on Facebook or on Twitter.

Adopted Plan (2006)

The Comprehensive Plan provides general goals, objectives, policies and implementation recommendations to guide the future growth and development of the City, and includes the Generalized Future Land Use Plan Map with land use recommendations for areas within City limits and future growth areas. The land use categories mapped in the Comprehensive Plan are broad, and are applied to relatively large geographic areas. Each category encompasses a range 25 of potential land uses and a range of densities to establish parameters for future development, and design characteristics.

The Comprehensive Plan recommends that all significant changes in land use from existing conditions be consistent with the recommendations of an adopted neighborhood, neighborhood development, or special area plans. The land use and design recommendations of these plans should be consistent with the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan, but provide more detail regarding recommended land uses, bulk characteristics, densities, and design guidelines.

Adopted January 17, 2006
As amended through March, 2012


Volume I - Background Information

Title and Credits Pages

Introduction
Text

Chapter 1 - Population and Demographics
Chapter 1 Text

Chapter 2 - Land Use
Chapter 2 Text
Map 2-1a Current Land Use - City of Madison
Map 2-1b Current Land Use - Madison Area
Map 2-2 Productive Agricultural Soils
Map 2-3 Natural Limitations for Building Site Development
Map 2-4 Extraterritorial Plat Approval Jurisdiction
Map 2-5 Annexation by Decade
Map 2-6 Tax Incremental Financing Districts
Map 2-7 Peripheral Area Development Plan
Map 2-8 Neighborhood Plans
Map 2-9 Special Area Plans
Map 2-10 Central Urban Service Area

Chapter 3 - Transportation
Chapter 3 Text
Map 3-1 Arterial and Collector Streets
Map 3-2 1990-2000 Average Daily Traffic Volume Growth
Map 3-3 1990 Roadway Congestion Levels
Map 3-4 2000 Roadway Congestion Levels
Map 3-5 Madison Metro Bus Routes
Map 3-6 Existing Bicycle Routes
Map 3-7 Pedestrian Facilities
Map 3-8 Railroads

Chapter 4 - Housing
Chapter 4 Text

Chapter 5 - Economic Development
Chapter 5 Text
Map 5-1 Business Parks & Incubators
Map 5-2 High Technology & Related Services Companies

Chapter 6 - Natural & Agricultural Resources
Chapter 6 Text
Map 6-1 Natural Features
Map 6-2 Watersheds
Map 6-3 Quarry and Gravel Resources

Chapter 7 - Parks & Open Space
Chapter 7 Text
Map 7-1 Existing & Proposed Park & Open Space

Chapter 8 - Historic & Cultural Resources
Chapter 8 Text
Map 8-1 Historical Resources

Chapter 9 - Community Facilities
Chapter 9 Text
Map 9-1 Police and Fire Facilities
Map 9-2 Police Districts
Map 9-3 Community Facilities
Map 9-4 School Districts

Chapter 10 - Utilities
Chapter 10 Text
Map 10-1 Public Wastewater System
Map 10-2 Stormwater Drainage System
Map 10-3 Public Water Supply

Chapter 11 - Intergovernmental Cooperation
Chapter 11 Text
Map 11-1 Municipal Boundaries
Map 11-2 Cooperative Boundary Agreements

Volume II - The Plan: Goals, Objectives, Policies & Implementation Recommendations

Title and Credits Pages

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 1 Text

Chapter 2 - Land Use
Chapter 2 Text
Map 2-1 Generalized Future Land Use Plan
Map 2-2a Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section A
Map 2-2b Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section B
Map 2-2c Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section C
Map 2-2d Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section D
Map 2-2e Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section E
Map 2-2f Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section F
Map 2-2g Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section G
Map 2-2h Generalized Future Land Use Plan - Section H
Map 2-3 Downtown Districts
Map 2-4, Peripheral Planning Areas
Map 2-5, Potential Redevelopment and Infill

Chapter 3 - Transportation
Chapter 3 Text
Map 3-1 Transport 2020 Start-Up System
Map 3-2 Transport 2020 Full System Vision
Map 3-3 Proposed Bicycle Route Plan
Map 3-4 Truck Routes
Map 3-5 Waterways

Chapter 4 - Housing
Chapter 4 Text

Chapter 5 - Economic Development
Chapter 5 Text

Chapter 6 - Natural & Agricultural Resources
Chapter 6 Text

Chapter 7 - Parks & Open Space
Chapter 7 Text

Chapter 8 - Historic & Cultural Resources
Chapter 8 Text

Chapter 9 - Community Facilities
Chapter 9 Text

Chapter 10 - Utilities
Chapter 10 Text

Chapter 11 - Intergovernmental Cooperation
Chapter 11 Text

Last Updated: 11/16/2016