Welcome to Capitol Neighborhoods

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: Jeff Vercauteren, PO Box 2613, Madison, WI 53701-2613, (H)608-445-9384, president@capitolneighborhoods.org
Scott Kolar , P.O. Box 2613, Madison, WI 53701-2613, info@capitolneighborhoods.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Madison Central Library
Address: 201 W. Mifflin St.
Date: Executive Council: Fourth Tuesday of each Month (with adjustment in Nov & Dec depending on holidays). General Membership Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month (may vary).
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) is an association of downtown neighborhood Districts: Bassett, Mifflin West, First Settlement, Mansion Hill, and James Madison Park. CNI promotes a democratic process to give an effective voice to all residents with input from friends of CNI who care about preserving and developing a more livable downtown for Madison. Capitol Neighborhoods consists of an area marked by Lake Monona on the southeast, Proudfit Street to Regent St. to Park Street to Lake Mendota, extending along the lakeshore to James Madison Park. Hence, it extends down Blair Street to Lake Monona and back to Proudfit Street. The area comprises the State Capitol and the oldest residential neighborhoods of Madison.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Lake Mendota on the north, Blair Streets on the east, North Shore Drive, Proudfit Street & Lake Monona on the south, and Park Street 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: -Madison Magazine named First Settlement (part of Capitol Neighborhoods Inc) as one of the "Great Neighborhoods" in their August 2009 edition.

-Restoration of Period Garden Park, a small victorian-era park(.235 acres) located at Gorham and Pinckney Streets. A new cast-iron decorative fountain was recently installed with the assistance from the City and private donations. http://www.periodgardenpark.org/index.html

-In collaboration with Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, the neighborhood has offered walking tours of State Street, King Street, Mansion Hill East and Mansion Hill West.

-Capitol Neighborhood Inc. has started a dialogue session on homelessness. With a grant from the City and donated time from community activists, a series of meaningful community dialogue sessions has emerged to build capacity for coalition, collaboration and change.

-In partnership with Downtown Madison Inc., a variety of downtown Madison living spaces were showcased on the 10th annual Downtown Living Tour: Mansion Hill Meets James Madison Park. Attendees had the opportunity to visit and experience a range of condominiums, apartments and single-family homes in the Mansion Hill and James Madison Park neighborhoods.

-Developed CNI's Development Protocol: A Process for Building Success as a guideline on how to participate in the City's development proposal review process (2007).



Neighborhood Events: Annual Membership Meeting, Biennial Garden Walk, Geranium Sale, Holiday Party, Neighborhood Recognition Awards, Summer Picnic, and various programmed presentations throughout the year
Places of Interest: Capitol Concourse, Capitol Centre, King-Wilson Street area, Lake Mendota and Monona, Madison Farmer's Market, Mansion Hill, First Settlement, Wilson Street Historic Districts, Monona Terrace, Madison Overture Center of the Arts, State Capitol, State Street

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Downtown Dialogue
Scott Kolar, PO Box 2613, Madison, WI 53701-2613, info@capitolneighborhoods.org
Web Page: http://www.capitolneighborhoods.org/

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Brayton Lot: Design and Development Framework (August 2001)
Downtown Historic Preservation Plan (February, 1998)
The Historic Resources of Downtown Madison: Supplement to the Downtown Historic Preservation Plan (February 1998)
Bassett Neighborhood Plan (January 21, 1997)
Bassett Neighborhood Design Guidelines
First Settlement Neighborhood Plan (1995)
Capitol Square Southeast (June 1986)
Capitol Square North (October 1985)
The Isthmus Rail Corridors: Recommendations for the Future (November 1983)
Fourth District -Old Market Place Neighborhood Plan Strategy (June 7, 1983)
Bassett Neighborhood Plan (May 1978)
Mifflin Park Neighborhood Plan (February 1971)
The Near West Neighborhood: A Preliminary Plan (October 1966)
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)
http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/August-2009/Eight-Great-Neighborhoods/

-Isthmus Article: Madison's Bassett Neighborhood: Historic ambience (June 2008)
http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=23658

-Franklin Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2005-2006
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/SchoolTrafficSafety.cfm

-Marquette Elementary & O'Keeffe Middle School Traffic Safety Brochure, 2009-2010
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/SchoolTrafficSafety.cfm

-Design Guidelines: Bassett Neighborhood (Published 2007)
http://www.capitolneighborhoods.org/pdf/bsst%20dsgn%20gd%20bk.pdf

-Madison Alternate Parade of Homes: Old Market Place Neighborhood (June 1, 2003)
http://www.historicmadison.org/html/AParade/altpr03.asp

-The Tenney-Lapham/Old Market Place Neighborhoods: Background Information and Student Task Force Reports, May 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

-Old Market Place: A Historic Walking Tour, 1991
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/Old%20Market%20Pl%20Walking%20Tour.pdf

-First Settlement Neighborhood: A Historic Walking Tour, 1988
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/1st%20Settlement%20Walking%20Tour.pdf

-Madison's Pioneer Buildings: A Downtown Walking Tour Guide (1987)

-Shutters, Shingles & Sandstone: A Guide for Exterior Repair, Restoration and Maintenance of Historic Mansion Hill Buildings and Grounds (January 1983)

-Residential Architectural Design Guidelines: Capitol and Old Market Place Neighborhoods

-Mansion Hill: Glimpses of Madison's Silk Stocking District Walking Tour, 1981
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/MansionHill.pdf



Historic Districts: -First Settlement: East Washington Avenue on the north, Blair Street on the east, East Wilson Street on the south, and Butler Street on the west.

-Fourth Lake Ridge National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, Brearly Street on the east, East Gorham Street on the south, and Bulter Street on the west.

-Langdon Street National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, Wisconsin Avenue on the east, rear yards of properties on the south side of Langdon Street on the south, and North Lake Street on the west.

-Mansion Hill Local Historic District: Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, North Butler Street on the east, West Gorham and East Johnson on the south, and Henry Street on the west.

-Simeon Mills National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by East Main Street on the north, South Webster Street on the east, and King Street on the west.

-Wilson Street: 400 and 500 block (south side) of East Wilson Street and MG & E Building on Blair Street.
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 23 (Capitol Square) Plan and Map
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/tidmaps/TID23Plan.pdf

-Tax Incremental Financing District 25 (Wilson Street Corridor) Plan and Map
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/tidmaps/TID25Plan.pdf

-Tax Incremental Financing District 32 (Upper State Street) Plan and Map
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/tidmaps/TID32PlanA.pdf
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 1: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.01(8)
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=50000&sid=49

Urban Design District 4: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(11)
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=50000&sid=49

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Marsha Rummel, Aldermanic District 6 - Ward 43
Ledell Zellers, Aldermanic District 2 - Ward 46
Ledell Zellers, Aldermanic District 2 - Ward 47
Ledell Zellers, Aldermanic District 2 - Ward 48
Michael Verveer, Aldermanic District 4 - Ward 49
Michael Verveer, Aldermanic District 4 - Ward 50
Michael Verveer, Aldermanic District 4 - Ward 51
Michael Verveer, Aldermanic District 4 - Ward 52
Michael Verveer, Aldermanic District 4 - Ward 53
Zach Wood, Aldermanic District 8 - Ward 54
Dane County Supervisor: Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 43
Heidi Wegleitner, Supervisory District 2 - Ward 46
Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 47
Hayley Young, Supervisory District 5 - Ward 48
Hayley Young, Supervisory District 5 - Ward 49
Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 50
Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 51
Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 52
Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 53
Mary Kolar, Supervisory District 1 - Ward 54
State Representative: Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 43
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 46
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 47
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 48
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 49
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 50
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 51
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 52
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 53
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 54
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 43
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 46
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 47
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 48
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 49
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 50
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 51
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 52
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 53
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 54

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin Street)
Community Gardens:
Fire Stations: Fire Station #1 (316 West Dayton Street)
Library: Central Library (201 West Mifflin Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Blair Street Gardens, Brittingham Park and Beach, James Madison Park, Law Park, Monona Terrace Rooftop Gardens (limited access), Period Gardens
Police Districts: South District, Capt. John Patterson, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Central District, Capt. Jason Freedman, 211 S Carroll St, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 43, Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Ward 46, Gates Of Heaven, 302 E Gorham St
Ward 47, Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St
Ward 48, Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St
Ward 49, Hub Madison Apartments, 437 N Francis St
Ward 50, Doyle Administration Building, 545 W Dayton St
Ward 51, Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St
Ward 52, Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Ward 53, Capitol Lakes Retirement, 333 W Main St
Ward 54, Ogg Hall, 835 W Dayton St
Public Art: Hieroglyh - Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin St), Forum of Origin - State St & N Carroll St & W Mifflin St (Deadend of N. Carroll St), Living the Dream - Front of Municipal Building (215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd), Timekeeper-Law Park (1 John Nolen Dr), Justice - South Carroll St wall of City-County Bldg (209 S. Carroll St), Sparetime - Capitol Square (11 West Main St), Otis Redding Memorial Benches - Law Park (1 John Nolen Dr)
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 8
Franklin Elementary School (305 W Lakeside St)
Randall Elementary School (1802 Regent St)
Middle School Attendance Area 220
O'Keeffe Middle School (510 S Thornton Ave)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)