Welcome to Allied Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood Association

Last update Thursday, May 3, 2018

Neighborhood Contacts || Neighborhood Association Meetings || Profile, Statistics and Indicators || Neighborhood Communications || Plans and Publications || Governmental Officials || Facilities and Services ||

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person: Alice Howard, 2106 Red Arrow Trail Apt 9, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-285-5279, adiamondday1v@aol.com
Katy Farrens, WI 53711, katyfarrens@hotmail.com, barryusus@yahoo.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Revival Ridge Community Room
Address: 2313 Allied Dr
Date: First Saturday of every month
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Ours is an eclectic neighborhood. To a remarkable degree it mirrors all races and cultures in the greater Madison area. Its residents include infants, elderly and every age in between. Occupations range from laborers to doctors, with a good dose of students. We straddle two cities, are within biking distance of both the Capitol and the countryside and have at our front door a mall, at our back door a marsh and on our right flank the great University of Wisconsin Arboretum.
Neighborhood Boundaries: West Beltline Highway on the north, Seminole Highway on the east, Chicago Northwestern Railroad on the south, Verona Road on the west
Neighborhood Statistics Indicators: The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. Basic neighborhood information as well as housing, public safety, health and family well-being, economic, and transportation indicators by neighborhood is available.
Recent Accomplishments: -Received Neighborhood Planning Grants for Malborough Park Leadership Project (2007), for the design/installation of Allied Neighborhood Sign (2005), to build community capacity through the MAP Program (2005), and for trash receptacles (1999).

-Madison Community Development (CDA), with financial assistance from WHEDA, authorizes the development of 48 units of affordable housing at Jenewein Road and Allied Drive (2008) in the efforts to revitalize the neighborhood. Thirty-two of the affordable apartments were available for rent in August 2009 and the remaining 16 townhouses at Revival Ridge Apartments will be available in October 2009. 15 area residents were also hired to work on the redevelopment project. A metal public art sculpture titled "Community" was located in the plaza of the Revival Ridge Apartments (2009).

-Madison Transit is undertaking capital improvement project to replace glass panels in all Metro bus shelters, removing old glass panels with a graffiti film that has become cloudy/opaque with new clear plexiglass panels, restored weekday afternoon trips that had been previously cut, and resumed Route 18 operations every 30 minutes through the Allied neighborhood between the South and West Transfer Points City of Fitchburg funded new weekend and Holiday Route 59, operating between the West Transfer Point and the Fitchburg SuperTarget and Star Cinemas on McKee Road and serving the Allied neighborhood area (2009).

-In June 2007, Public Health Madison & Dane County partnered with the Allied Wellness Center “Welcome” Program to implement P.L.A.N. (Preparedness through Linking All Neighbors). P.L.A.N. is based on the idea that a neighborhood’s “social capital” (including overall levels of trust, reciprocity, solidarity, and cooperation) plays a key role in determining how well a community is able to respond to any event that disrupts everyday life. Both P.L.A.N. and the Welcome program utilize a community health worker model; recruiting individuals that live in the neighborhood and have a vested interest in seeing their community thrive. Community health workers are trained to provide outreach and education within their communities. While the activities of P.L.A.N. center around preparedness activities, the overarching goals are to build and bridge social capital and address issues of health inequities.

-$14.7 million multifamily housing development, Avalon Madison Village, was constructed on the site of a vacant grocery store. The 104-mixed income apartment project was completed in 2006.
Neighborhood Events: Picnic, community meals, workshops
Places of Interest: Allied Drive Learning Center, Allied Wellness Center, Dunn's Marsh Conservancy, Robert's Cottonwood Tree, and University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Allied Community Newsletter
Alice Howard, 2106 Red Arrow Trail Apt 9, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-285-5279, adiamondday1V@aol.com, katyfarrens@hotmail.com
Web Page: None

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Allied Plan Project Website
Allied Partnership Website
AlliedDunn’s Marsh Belmar Neighborhoods: Physical Improvement Plan (April 19, 2005)
A Vision for the Allied Community (March 23, 2004)
Allied-Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Plan (September 4, 1990)
Publications: -Thoreau Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2008-2009

-In Our Own Words: The Best of Dunn's Marsh News (1989)
Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood Association
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 29 (Allied Drive) Plan and Map

Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Sheri Carter, Aldermanic District 14 - Ward 76
Dane County Supervisor: Richard Kilmer, Supervisory District 4 - Ward 76
State Representative: Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 76
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 76

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Boys & Girls Club of Dane County - Allied (4619 Jenewein Road), Allied Drive Learning Center (2237 Allied Drive), Allied Wellness Center (2225 Allied Drive, Apt 2)
Community Gardens: Marlborough Park Garden is just south of the West Beltline Highway, between Seminole Highway and Allied Drive (150 plots)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #7 (1810 McKenna Blvd)
Library: Meadowridge Branch (5740 Raymond Road), Sequoya Branch (4340 Tokay Boulevard)
Neighborhood Resource Team: West (Map)
Parks and Open Space:
Allied Terrace Greenway, Belmar Park, Britta Parkway, Devolis Square, Dunn's Marsh Conservancy, Marlborough Park, University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Police Districts: West District, Capt. Cory Nelson, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 76, Revival Ridge Apartments, 2313 Allied Dr
Public Art: Community (2009), metal sculpture located in the plaza of the Revival Ridge Apartments
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 23
Thoreau Elementary School (3870 Nakoma Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 153
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)