Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, January 22, 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: Jamie Meise, 1614 S Thompson Dr, Madison, WI 53716, (H)608-477-3955, president@elvehjemneighborhood.org, enaboard@elvehjemneighborhood.org
Charles Donaldson, 4802 Eldorado Ln, Madison, WI 53716, (H)651-353-8523, vicepresident@elvehjemneighborhood.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: The Great Dane Eastside
Address: 876 Juniper Ln
Date: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Elvehjem Neighborhood is a walkable and bikable community with a mix of ages, housing, and lifestyles. It is centered around the Elvehjem Elementary School, which is within walking distance of all homes and features a boundless playground for children of all abilities built with the help of a devoted group of parents, volunteers, and businesses. The school borders Elvehjem Park and several acres of conservatory forest. The park has a large reservable shelter, and the conservatory is made up of a mature hardwood forest and prairie. Droster Park and Acewood Park further enhance the neighborhood. Acewood Park contains a natural kettle pond and an extension of the Capital City Bike Path, connecting Cottage Grove Road to Buckeye Road. Many services are available at the edge of the neighborhood, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, vet clinic, gas station, bakery, and restaurants. The Elvehjem Neighborhood is represented by a very active association and dedicated volunteers who work hard to build community. Our mission is to promote and improve our neighborhood community, provide a forum for neighborhood communication, and offer opportunities for social interaction. All 1,749 households receive bi-monthly newsletters via postal mail or e-mail, have access to our website and Facebook page, and can sign up for e-mail notices. Our biggest event is the Fourth of July Celebration where the morning starts with a bang at our Firecracker 5K/2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run, followed by the bike parade, picnic, games, bounce houses, raffle, and silent auction enjoyed by over 200 attendees. We recently broke ground on our Community Garden, and our weekly Wooden Steps Running Club has logged over 4000 miles in the spirit of neighborhood health and wellness. The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association has been active for nearly 50 years.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Cottage Grove Road on the north, I-90 on the east, East Buckeye Road on the south, Stoughton 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 a $1000 "EL-VEH-JEM to WELL-V-M: One Neighborhood, One Year, One Commitment to Healthier Living" grant from the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) to support monthly wellness activities and healthy modifications to current neighborhood events (2013-2014).

-Received a Community Action Coalition (CAC) grant to break ground on a Community Garden at Elvehjem Park. The inaugural gardening season took place in 2013. The garden was filled to near capacity in its first year.

-Madison Police Department, in conjunction with Elvehjem and East Buckeye neighborhoods, improved school crossing safety during the summer of 2009. At the intersection of Droster & East Buckeye Road a flashing yellow light warning drivers was installed and speed limit lowered (2009).

-The Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Plan was adopted on June 3, 2008. The Plan, prepared by the Cuningham Group, P.A., represents a two year collaborative project joining east side neighborhoods, private sector business interests, local, state, and county units of government. The Plan’s objective is to create a new vision for the Stoughton Road Corridor from Highway 12/18 north to Highway 30. The Plan establishes a clear sense of place, establishes Stoughton Road as a Gateway to the City, promotes a positive business climate, connect neighborhoods, generate design standards, updates land uses and zoning patterns, and generates multi-mode transportation opportunities.

-Received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant to conduct a neighborhood-wide survey to identify neighborhood issues (2006) and to design and install several neighborhood signs (2002).
Neighborhood Events: Easter Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Picnic, Taste of Elvehjem Potluck, Turkey Trot 5K Run/2 Mile Walk, Holiday in the Park
Places of Interest: Acewood Park, Droster Park, Capital City Bike Path, Elvehjem School and Park, Tom George Greenway and Trail

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Elvehjem Echo (All content and advertising due the 15th of the month prior to publication.)
Audra Johnson, Madison, WI, newsletter@elvehjemneighborhood.org
Web Page: http://www.elvehjemneighborhood.org/

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Plan (June 3, 2008)
Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Summary
Publications: Echo Newsletter (bi-monthly), website, Facebook page
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 39 (Stoughton Road) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Denise DeMarb, Aldermanic District 16 - Ward 5
Denise DeMarb, Aldermanic District 16 - Ward 6
Dane County Supervisor: Dave de Felice, Supervisory District 16 - Ward 5
Dave de Felice, Supervisory District 16 - Ward 6
State Representative: Melissa Sargent, Assembly District 48 - Ward 5
Melissa Sargent, Assembly District 48 - Ward 6
State Senator: Mark Miller, Senate District 16 - Ward 5
Mark Miller, Senate District 16 - Ward 6

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers
Community Gardens: Elvehjem Community Garden (1202 Painted Post Drive
Fire Stations: Fire Station #5 (4418 Cottage Grove Road)
Library: Pinney Branch (204 Cottage Grove Road)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Acewood Open Space, Acewood Park, Droster Park, Elvehjem Elementary School playground, Elvejhem Park, Elvehjem Sanctuary
Police Districts: East District, Capt. Thomas Snyder, 211 S Carroll St., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 5, Elvehjem Elementary, 5106 Academy Dr
Ward 6, Elvehjem Elementary, 5106 Academy Dr
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 1
Allis Elementary School (4201 Buckeye Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 242
Sennett Middle School (502 Pflaum Rd)
High School Attendance Area 142
LaFollette High School (702 Pflaum Rd)