Milwaukee St Special Area Plan

Save the date!
The initial draft land use concept of the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan will be presented and discussed at a public meeting to be held on Wednesday July 25th at 6:30 pm, at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., in the Bolz meeting room.
The City of Madison has initiated a joint planning process with the Town of Blooming Grove to create land use and transportation recommendations for the area generally bound by Milwaukee St., Fair Oaks Avenue, and Highways 51 and 30.  While the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan boundary contains approximately 300 acres, the focus will be on undeveloped areas and underutilized sites along nearly one mile of Milwaukee St. between Fair Oaks Ave and Highway 51. 
The planning area, which abuts the Eastmorland and Worthington Park neighborhoods, contains several major commercial sites, including Woodman's Food Market, the US Post Office and the Swiss Colony warehouse.   Milwaukee St. is also home to Madison Metro Transit's East Transfer Point, used by 15 bus routes providing the surrounding area with some of the highest levels transit service in the City.
North of Milwaukee St., the planning area transitions from urban to natural, with Starkweather Creek, wetlands and approximately 100 acres that will be preserved as open space. 


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Study Area

The project is anticipated to require 9 months and should be completed by the end of 2018.  An outline of the major phases of the project can be seen below.



Last Updated: 07/10/2018

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Public Open House #2

July 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

Goodman Community Center

Bolz Room

149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI  53704

Materials will be posted when available


Past Meetings:


Plan Commission

June 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

City County Building Rm 201

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI


Meeting materials


Schenk Atwood Starkweather Yahara Neighborhood Association

May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Goodman Community Center

149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704



Friends of Starkweather Creek 

May 8, 2018, 5:30 pm

Location TBD


Eastmorland Community Association

May 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

Lakeview Moravian Community Church

3565 Tulane Ave, Madison, WI 53714


East Transfer Point 

May 1, 2018, 4:30-6:00 pm

3600 Block of Milwaukee St

Madison, WI  53704


Public Open House #1

April 12, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm

Whitehorse Middle School

218 Schenk St, Madison, WI  53704



Project Contact

Dan McAuliffe
Project manager
City of Madison Planning Divison


Para Espanol

Angela Puerta

City of Madison Planning Divison