Welcome to Greenbush Neighborhood Association

Last update Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person: John Perkins, 1153 Emerald St, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-280-8204, (W) 608-220-0117, perkinsj71@gmail.com
Amy Rountree, 1315 Hoven Ct, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-257-9778, amytree@tds.net

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Neighborhood House Community Center
Address: 29 S. Mills Street
Date: Second Monday of January, April, September, and November
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: We take our name from the historic Greenbush addition, which served as the first home of many Italian and Eastern European immigrants to Madison at the close of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The current Greenbush Neighborhood contains the last of the original homes from that old neighborhood, most of which was demolished in the late 1960s in order to build Bayview, Gay Braxton, and Brittingham apartments. Today the Greenbush Neighborhood offers access to Vilas Beach, Vilas Park Zoo, the UW Arboretum, the UW campus, and a short bus ride or walk to Madison's thriving downtown. We also contain two of Madison's three hospitals within our neighborhood boundaries. The neighborhood offers a wide variety of homes, from efficiency apartments to new condominiums to gracious bungalows from the 1920s.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Regent Street on the north, South Park Street on the east, Erin Street, South Orchard Drive, Wingra Drive and Haywood Drive on the south, South Randall Avenue 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: -Greenbush Neighborhood Association received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant to work with the Vilas Neighborhood Association, local hospitals, and the UW Business School to develop a housing plan for the neighborhood (2009).

-Greenbush Neighborhood Association received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant to work with a private consultant to prepared a mid-range neighborhood plan. The Greenbush Neighborhood Plan was adopted by the Common Council in 2008.
Neighborhood Events: Earth Day Park cleanup, Potlucks
Places of Interest: Annie C. Stewart Memorial Fountain, Neighborhood House Community Center, Lake Wingra, Vilas Park and Zoo, Regent Street Commercial District

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter:
John Perkins, 1153 Emerald St, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-280-8204, (Mobile) 608-220-0117, (W) 608-220-0117, perkinsj71@gmail.com
Web Page: None

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Park Street Corridor Urban Design Guidelines: Chapter 1 (March 2004)
Park Street Corridor Urban Design Guidelines: Chapter 2 (March 2004)
Park Street Corridor Urban Design Guidelines: Chapter 3 (March 2004)
Brittingham-Vilas Neighborhood Plan (April 4, 1989)
Campus Next Door: A Preliminary Plan for the Winga Park and University Heights-Higland Park Neighborhoods, December 1965
Greenbush Neighborhood Plan (Amended November 9, 2010)
GreenbushVilas Neighborhood Housing Revitalization Strategy Report
Regent StreetSouth Campus Neighborhood Plan Website
Regent Street-South Campus Neighborhood Plan (July 1, 2008)
Greenbush Neighborhood Plan (July 1, 2008)
Southwest Neighborhood Plan (January 22, 2008)
Publications: -Greenbush Day: Celebrate Past, Present, and Future
http://www.madison.com/communities/greenbushday/index.php

-Greenbush Neighborhood Walking & Biking Brochure, June 2006 (English)
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/safeWalking.cfm

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

-Park Street Revitalization: Possibilities to Reality (July 2001)
South Metropolitan Planning Council

-Greenbush-Vilas Neighborhood: A Historic Walking Tour, 1991
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/Greenbush%20Vilas%20Walking%20Tour.pdf

Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts: -Urban Design District 7: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(14)
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=50000&sid=49

-Park Street Corridor Urban Design Guidelines: Chapter 1 (March 2004)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/ParkStChapter%201.pdf

-Park Street Corridor Urban Design Guidelines: Chapter 2 (March 2004)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/ParkStChapter%202.pdf

-Park Street Corridor Urban Design Guidelines: Chapter 3 (March 2004)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/ParkStChapter%203.pdf

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Susan Ellingson, Aldermanic District 13 - Ward 66
Susan Ellingson, Aldermanic District 13 - Ward 67
Susan Ellingson, Aldermanic District 13 - Ward 68
Dane County Supervisor: Chuck Erickson, Supervisory District 13 - Ward 66
Chuck Erickson, Supervisory District 13 - Ward 67
Chuck Erickson, Supervisory District 13 - Ward 68
State Representative: Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 66
Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 67
Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 68
State Senator: Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 66
Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 67
Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 68

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts (601 Bay View), Neighborhood House (29 South Mills Street)
Community Gardens:
Fire Stations: Fire Station #4 (1437 Monroe Street)
Library: Central Library (201 West Mifflin Street), Monroe Street (1705 Monroe Street), South Madison (2222 South Park Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Brittingham Park and Beach, Edward Klief Park, Henry Vilas Park, Beach and Zoo, Lake Wingra
Police Districts: South District, Capt. Joe Balles, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 66, St James Catholic School, 1204 St James Ct
Ward 67, Brittingham Apartments, 755 Braxton Pl
Ward 68, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1123 Vilas Ave
Public Art: Annie C. Stewart Memorial Fountain located south of 632 Wingra St (702 S. Randall Avenue)
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 8
Franklin Elementary School (305 W Lakeside St)
Randall Elementary School (1802 Regent St)
Middle School Attendance Area 234
Hamilton Middle School (4801 Waukesha St)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)