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The Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development worked with the Northport-Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Steering Committee and interested residents, businesses and stakeholders to develop a 5-10 year plan for the Northside area. The Planning process began in January 2008 and ended with Common Council adoption of the plan on November 3, 2009.

The published plan can be accessed here and the implementation addendum is here. Thank you to the NWS Steering Committee, Alderperson Satya Rhodes-Conway, Alderperson Michael Schumacher along with all others who helped make the planning process a success.

The planning area includes the well-established neighborhood areas of Berkely Oaks, Brentwood Village, East Bluff, Kennedy Heights, Lakeview Hill, Maple Wood, Mendota Hills, Sheridan Triangle, Sherman, Vera Court and Whitetail Ridge. The Northport -Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Planning Area is bounded by Wheeler Road & Harvey Road on the north, Packers Avenue on the east, Commercial Avenue on the south and Lake Mendota/Woodward Drive on the west.

2009 Northport-Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee

Steering Committee: A neighborhood-based steering committee appointed by the Mayor led this planning effort. Go to Meetings for Steering Committee agendas and minutes. Steering Committee members and the areas that they represented include:

  • Lydia Maurer - Berkley Oaks & Whitetail Ridge & the Oak Park Terrace Mobile Home Community.
  • Pat Steele - East Bluff & Northport, Packers, & Woodlands apartments.
  • Benjamin Cashin/Lorie Walker - Lake View Hill & Kennedy Heights.
  • Cyndi Wood/Jacqueline Wilson - Mendota Hills, Nobel Park, Troy Gardens, & Vera Court.
  • Anita Herrera/Jolena K. Presti/Jeff Shokler - Brentwood Village, Maple Wood Condos, Sheridan Triangle, and Sherman.
  • Mary A. Schumacher/Paul Van Rooy - Lerdahl and North Lake Mendota
  • Karen M. Thompson/Donald B. Bruns/ Betty Thompson/Julie Savidusky - Representatives for the business community and multifamily property owners.
  • Thomas C. Blake – At Large representatives.

The success of the plan implementation will be contingent upon the involvement of residents. Contact your district alderperson or respective neighborhood association to be part of the effort to implement the NWS Neighborhood Plan.

For more information contact the City of Madison, Planning Division at 267-1131 or: