The Historic Preservation Plan
Historic Preservation Plan Open House, February 27, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm in Room 215 of the Madison Municipal Building
The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee, the consultant team, and City staff have been working to develop a framework that will guide the City's efforts and resources devoted to preservation in the coming years. The Committee started with identifying the community's values around historic preservation. Then, the Committee identified what we want to accomplish (goals), how we can do it (objectives), and actions to implement the plan (strategies). All of this has been based on public input received during public and Committee meetings, and through surveys, the project website, emails, and other activities.
We need your assistance for the next step of the process. Please join us to discuss the potential strategies and the goals and objectives they relate to. We are asking for your help to identify the timing and potential partners to implement each strategy.
New Madison 365.com article:
Please take the Historic Preservation Plan Implementation Survey
Results of the survey will be forwarded to the Committee for use as they continue work to finalize the plan.
Follow this link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPPTimeline
Upcoming Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) Meeting Dates
Consultant recommendations can be found here:
After being reviewed during the Round 3 historic district meetings, the recommendations have been revised and forwarded to the LORC. The consultant will present the recommendations at the January 24 LORC meeting. The LORC is scheduled to review the recommendations and develop ordinance language at the following meetings:
January 24 at 5:00 pm, MMB Room 111
January 31 at 5:00 pm, MMB Room 111 - MEETING CANCELLED
February 7 at 6:00 pm, MMB Room 013 - MEETING CANCELLED
February 12 at 5:30 pm, MMB Room 111
February 18 at 5:30 pm, MMB Room 111 - MEETING CANCELLED
February 28 at 5:00 pm, MMB Room 111
March 14 at 5:30 pm, MMB Room 013
March 28 at 5:30 pm, MMB Room 013
Thank you for all of the entries in our Selfie Contest and for helping us discover Madison's history!
The winners were selected by the Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee at their December 12 meeting:
First place- Eileen Doyle, Second place- Nicholas Bartell, Third place- Denise Castillo
We're on Facebook and Instagram!
The City of Madison Historic Preservation Plan has a Facebook page and an Instagram account.
An online surveywas created to allow people to share their preservation priorities to provide guidance for future areas of focus. The survey was available online and in print, was open for approximately three months, and was completed by 755 respondents. The survey provided a means to reach a broad base of people and opinions and establish a baseline of perspectives. Notification about the survey was emailed to known interested parties, posted on the project website, and announced at all public meetings for both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Historic Preservation Project.
A More Complete Story Podcast
Listen to Amy Scanlon, Jason Tish, Toriana Pettaway and Meghan Randolph talk about the Historic Preservation Project
October 29, 2017 Wisconsin State Journal Article by Dean Mosiman
Read the article here
The City of Madison is creating its first ever Historic Preservation Plan. This plan will identify, celebrate and preserve the places that represent our collective histories. In addition, the ordinance standards for Madison's five local historic districts will be updated. The descriptions and materials related to both of these efforts can be found below.
Historic Preservation Plan
The Historic Preservation Plan will provide a framework for future preservation that goes beyond the City's current, primarily regulatory, role. It will recommend strategies to more effectively integrate historic preservation into public policy, explore zoning and land use tools, capitalize on economic development and financial incentives, and encourage heritage tourism. This process will employ strategies to engage, educate, and connect with all the groups that make up Madison's unique history, with a particular emphasis on traditionally underrepresented groups.
An important goal of the Preservation Plan is to preserve what is most important to Madison's fabric. It is necessary to have an inclusive, complete and accurate inventory of the places that create its story. This part of the process will build on current documentation of resources, identify gaps, and develop a strategy to ensure a complete, accurate, and expandable survey.
Kick Off Meeting
The City of Madison hosted a public meeting to kick off the Historic Preservation Project on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Goodman Community Center.
The meeting included an introduction of the process by City staff and the consultant team for the two parts of the project - developing the Historic Preservation Plan and updating the existing local historic district ordinances. The meeting included interactive sessions regarding public engagement, discovery of underrepresented communities' histories and an overview of the preservation plan development and ordinance revisions.
November 2nd & 29th Community Values and Historic Resources Discovery Meetings
The City of Madison hosted two public meetings to discuss community values and discover historic resources on November 2 and 29, 2017. The meetings included presentations by City staff and the consultant team describing the Project and the need to gather values around historic preservation. The consultant explained that examples of value statements can come from adopted plans and policies, meeting comments and online survey results. The meetings also included interactive sessions to discover those places that attendees felt should be retained for future generations and why. From this discussion, the attendees began to develop value statements for further discussion.
February 26, 2018 Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 1
The City of Madison Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee held its first meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018. The Advisory Committee will advise staff, the consultants, and the Landmarks Commission on the development of the Historic Preservation Plan and related public engagement, and serve as a forum for public testimony and comments regarding the Plan process and its desired contents. At this first meeting, the Advisory Committee elected a Chair and Vice Chair and discussed procedures and the schedule of the committee. Staff and the consultants provided a presentation on the Plan process and the findings from previous meetings and other sources, including draft community value statements.
April 11, 2018 Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 2
The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee held its second meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the John Wall Pavilion, Tenney Park, 402 N Thornton Avenue. The Advisory Committee learned about the purpose of City plans and the benefits of historic preservation. The Committee discussed how the Historic Preservation Plan can go beyond the typical plan to be uniquely Madison.
May 3 and May 21, 2018 Community Goals & Objectives Meetings
The City of Madison hosted two public meetings to discuss community goals and objectives on May 3 and May 21, 2018. The meetings included presentations by City staff and the consultant team to describe the findings from the previous meetings and engage the public in conversations about the desired outcomes of the project. The meetings also included interactive activities and smaller group discussions.
May 3rd: 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Red Gym (716 Langdon Street), Wisconsin Room B&C
May 21st: 6:00pm - 7:30pm at East High School (2222 E Washington Avenue), Room 1042 LMC Gold
June 12, 2018 Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 3
The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee held its third meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm in Room 351 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Advisory Committee learned about the community input that has been received to date and discussed the draft goals and objectives.
June 27, 2018 Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 4
The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee held its fourth meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm in Room GR-27 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Advisory Committee learned about the community input that has been received to date and discussed the draft goals and objectives.
October 10, 2018 Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 5
The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee held its fifth meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm in Room 351 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Advisory Committee discussed strategies related to the goals and objectives they previously endorsed. The draft list of strategies reflects those things the City is already doing, suggestions from public meetings, and ideas from staff and consultants. It is meant to be a list of strategies to facilitate the Committee's discussion and is not a list of recommendations.
December 12, 2018 Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 6
The Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee held its sixth meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Room 207 of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Advisory Committee members had reviewed and ranked the strategies related to each goal and objective, and discussed the prioritization of those strategies at this meeting.
February 27, 2019 Historic Preservation Plan Open House
5-7 pm in Room 215 of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
|Historic District Ordinance Revisions|
Madison's five local historic districts each have their own ordinance requirements for additions, alterations, and new construction. Some of these ordinances are over 40 years old, and have not been modified since they were created. This process will analyze the historic resources in each district, examine successes and challenges, evaluate current ordinances, and propose new or revised ordinance language.
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - June 29, 2017
Landmarks Meeting - August 14, 2017
Meeting Outcomes and Findings - August 14, 2017
LORC Meeting - September 14, 2017
Meeting Outcomes & Findings - September 14, 2017
Round One Historic District Meetings:
First Settlement - October 11, 2017
Mansion Hill - October 11, 2017
University Heights - October 30, 2017
Marquette Bungalows - December 7, 2017
Third Lake Ridge - December 7, 2017
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - December 18, 2017
Public Engagement Plan - Ordinance Revisions - January 29, 2018
Round Two Historic District Meetings:
First Settlement - September 6, 2018
Marquette Bungalows - September 6, 2018
University Heights - September 20, 2018
Mansion Hill - September 27, 2018
Third Lake Ridge - October 4, 2018
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - October 29, 2018
Round Three Historic District Meetings:
Marquette Bungalows - November 26, 2018
Third Lake Ridge - December 10, 2018
First Settlement - December 13, 2018
Mansion Hill - December 19, 2018
University Heights - January 10, 2019
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - January 24, 2019
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - February 12, 2019
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - February 28, 2019
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - March 14, 2019
Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - March 28, 2019
To assist with the development of the Historic Preservation Plan and the revisions to the ordinance standards for the local historic districts, the City has engaged a team of consultants. The consultant team is comprised of a variety of professionals to deliver the specific experience and insight needed for the development of the Historic Preservation Plan. The team includes several professional historic preservation consultants, a historic preservation architect, and an urban planner and public participation specialist.
Legacy Architecture, Inc. is an architectural design and historic preservation consulting firm based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, founded by Jennifer L. Lehrke. Legacy Architecture has earned a statewide reputation as one of the leading providers of historic preservation design and consulting services in Wisconsin. Legacy Architecture has nominated properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places and has completed numerous architectural and historical intensive surveys in urban, small town suburban and rural communities across Wisconsin. Please visit the Legacy Architecture, Inc. website for more information www.legacy-architecture.com.
Jennifer L. Lehrke, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, will serve as a Principal Architect & Historic Preservation Consultant, and Bob Short, Associate AIA and Rowan Davidson, Associate AIA, will serve as Historic Preservation Consultants for the Historic Preservation Plan project.
Ce Planning Studio is an urban planning consulting firm based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, founded by Carolyn J. Esswein. Ce Planning Studio is known for urban design, design guideline and code development, public participation strategies and implementation, community redevelopment planning, and comprehensive planning. Ce Planning Studio has completed numerous neighborhood revitalization plans and cultural resource chapters in comprehensive plans in Wisconsin. Please visit the Ce Planning Studio website for more information www.ceplanningstudio.com.
Carolyn J. Esswein, AICP, CNU-A, will serve as the Urban Planner & Public Participation Specialist for the project.
Other Historic Preservation Consultants include:
Timothy F. Heggland, Historic Preservation Consultant, has worked on numerous historic preservation projects for the City of Madison and other Wisconsin communities over the past several decades. Tim's vast knowledge of Madison's local history and architectural resources will serve as an invaluable resource for the planning effort.
Jason Tish, Historic Preservation Consultant and founder of Archetype Historic Property Consultants, has worked on numerous historic tax credit, small-cap TIF, and façade improvement grant projects as well as local, state, and federal nominations for historic designation. Prior to starting Archetype, Jason served as the Executive Director of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation and brings a wealth of knowledge of Madison's more recent local history and architectural resources. For more information please visit their website at: http://www.archetype-hpc.com/.
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Historic Preservation Plan
- Initial Round 3 Recommendations 11-19-18
- Consultant Recommendations - Revised 13 Jan 2019
- Consultant Recommendations - Revised 13 Jan 2019 - Tracked Changes from 19 Nov 2018 Draft
- Consultant Recommendations - Revised 13 Jan 2019 - With Comments
- Round 3 Public Comments