Welcome to Crestwood Wisconsin Co-op Housing Association

Last update Thursday, September 21, 2017


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

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person: Barry Owens, Madison, WI 53705, wcha_contact@yahoo.com
Clare Leary, Madison, WI 53705, wcha_contact@yahoo.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Wellspring United Methodist Church (Annual Meeting Only)
Address: 5702 South Hill Drive
Date: Annual Meeting - Mid-October. The Crestwood board meets monthly at board members’ homes.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Community-owned land and a cooperative neighborhood make Crestwood a peaceful haven in an ever enlarging city. Officially known as the Wisconsin Cooperative Housing Association (WCHA), Crestwood was established in 1936. Its quiet streets, natural woodlands and grassy parklands reflect the vision of the founding members of the WCHA who wanted to discourage traffic, preserve the land and provide parkland adjoining every homeowner’s property. Crestwood homeowners are members of the WCHA and jointly own green spaces that include 20 acres of woods. Members are responsible for the upkeep of community-owned property and make annual modest contributions to pay for community expenses. Crestwood is sandwiched between Bordner Park and Owen Conservation Park. Public access paths lead from the residential area to both parks making it convenient for a daily walk or a winter ski. Crestwood Elementary School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a "Blue Ribbon School.”
Neighborhood Boundaries: Old Sauk Road on the north, Rosa Road on the east, Crestwood Place on the south, Owen Conservation Park 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: -Wisconsin Co-op Housing Association initiated the first ever neighborhood-based effort to reduce energy usage on a neighborhood-wide level by 10% (2009).

-Received City of Madison Neighborhood Grant to design/install neighborhood entrance sign with local artist (2009) and to create a native plant prairie in Bordner Park (2006).

-On-going work to sustain native plant biodiversity in the Crestwood green spaces and woods by eradicating invasive species.


Neighborhood Events: Christmas Santa Visits, Crestebeiner (if snow permits), Crestfest, Fourth of July Parade/Potluck, Halloween Bonfire, Spring Egg Hunt
Places of Interest: Bordner Park, Owen Conservation Park

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Crestwood Times
Debra Greene, 208 Bordner Dr, Madison, WI 53705, (H)608-238-5542, debra_greene@sbcglobal.net
Web Page: None

Plans and Publications
City Plans:
Publications: Crestwood Directory (published bi-annually)
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Tim Gruber, Aldermanic District 11 - Ward 85
Dane County Supervisor: Al Matano, Supervisory District 11 - Ward 85
State Representative: Lisa Subeck, Assembly District 78 - Ward 85
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 85

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Lussier Community Education Center (formerly Wexford Ridge Community Center) (55 South Gammon Road)
Community Gardens: Joyce Community Garden located at 5734 Cedar Place
Fire Stations: Fire Station # 2 (421 Grand Canyon Drive)
Library: Alicia Ashman (733 N High Point Road), Sequoya Branch (513 South Midvale Boulevard)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Bordner Park, Crestwood Elementary School Playground, Owen Conservation Park and Greenway
Police Districts: West District, Capt. Cory Nelson, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 85, Stephens Elementary, 120 S Rosa Rd
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 4
Crestwood Elementary School (5930 Old Sauk Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 245
Jefferson Middle School (101 S Gammon Rd)
High School Attendance Area 145
Memorial High School (201 S Gammon Rd)