Welcome to Bay Creek Neighborhood Association

Last update Tuesday, August 1, 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: Jim Kreft, 938 O'Sheridan St, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-509-4917, baycreek.contact@gmail.com
Sara Richards, 710 Spruce St, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-255-5027, leftpaintedtoenail@hotmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Baha'i Center
Address: 324 W. Lakeside Street
Date: Second Monday of Odd Months
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Neighborhood residents find a lot to like about this central city community. Being bordered by water on three sides creates the sense of outdoor living. Some of the strongest friendships have been formed fishing Wingra Creek, hiking Turville Woods or swimming at Bernie's Beach. There is an unusually strong sense of community with long term residents helping newcomers settle in. For example, when a new neighbor broke her leg, residents went out of their way to help with meals, pet care and housekeeping. For families of all religions, St. Mark's serves as a community center for political forums, neighborhood meetings and Bay Creek picnics.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Haywood Drive and Monona Bay on the north, Lake Monona on the east, Wingra Creek (Murphy's Creek) on the south and 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: -Wingra Creek Parkway Improvements – Phase 1: This project was for the streambank stabilization and parkway restoration for the Wingra Creek Corridor. Phase 1 was completed in 2007, from Park Street downstream to the stone arch railroad bridge. Invasive plants were removed and natural shoreline stabilization methods were employed. Phase 2 of similar scope from Fish Hatchery Road to Park Street was completed in 2009.

-Worked with the City of Madison Planning & Community & Economic Development Department to prepare a 5-10 year neighborhood plan. The South Madison Neighborhood Plan was adopted on January 18, 2005.

-Safe Lawns, Clean Lakes project is organized by a group of neighbors who are concerned about the use and effects of lawn chemicals in the Bay Creek neighborhood (2002).

-Formed the first neighborhood environmental action EnAct team (formerly EcoTeams) at the June, 2000 neighborhood meeting.

-Received Neighborhood Planning Grant for the Banner Project (2003) and for the design/installation of neighborhood banners and signs (1999).

-Design NeighborNation Kiosk for neighbors use. Like a physical Kiosk in the neighborhood, this holds neighbors messages about items to share (or for sale), neighborly services (like lawn mowing), or forming groups.

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Neighborhood Events: Annual Potluck (January), 4th of July Picnic at Goodman Park (July), Annual Neighborhood Spring/Summer Garage Sale, Ice Cream Social to Celebrate Back to School at Bernie's Beach (August-September), Monona Bay Clean-Up (Spring)
Places of Interest: Bernie's Beach, Franklin Elementary School, Franklin Playing Field, Goodman Public Swimming Pool, Lakeside Business District, Olin-Turville Beach and Park

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Bay Creek Bulletin
Sara Richards, 710 Spruce Street, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-255-5023, leftpaintedtoenail@hotmail.com
Kirk Elliot (Distributor), 255 Van Deusen St, Madison, WI 53715, (H)608-255-5646, kirk_elliott@hotmail.com
Web Page: http://baycreekmadison.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Wingra Creek BUILD Project Website
Wingra Creek BUILD Market Study and Conceptual Redevelopment Plan (March 7, 2006)
South Madison Neighborhood Plan (January 18, 2005)
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)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Plan (August 6, 1991)
South Madison Neighborhood Plan (December 16, 1980)
A Preliminary Plan for the South Madison Community (August 1965)
Publications: -Bay Creek Neighborhood Walking & Biking Brochure, June 2006 (English and Espanol)
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

-South Madison Business Survey (March 1982)
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Design Coalition, Inc. and Madison Development Corporation

-South Madison Consumer Survey (March 1982)
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Design Coalition, Inc. and Madison Development Corporation




Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
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 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: Sara Eskrich, Aldermanic District 13 - Ward 69
Dane County Supervisor: Richard Kilmer, Supervisory District 4 - Ward 69
State Representative: Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 69
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 69

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Boys and Girls Club of Dane County-Taft (2001 Taft Street)
Community Gardens:
Fire Stations: Fire Station #6 (825 West Badger Road)
Library: South Madison Branch (2222 South Park Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team: South (Map)
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Bernie's Beach, Franklin Elementary School playground, Franklin Playfield, Goodman Public Swimming Pool, John Nolen Causeway Overlook, Lawrence-O'Sheridan Overlook, Olin-Turville Park, Van Deusen Open Space
Police Districts: South District, Capt. John Patterson, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 69, Bjarne Romnes Apartments, 540 W Olin Ave
Public Art: Gateway Project - Corner of Beld & S. Park Street (1402 Beld St), County War Memorial Fountain - Front of the Dane County Coliseum (Town of Madison), Ripple Effect-Goodman Pool (325 Olin Avenue), Underflow-Madison Water Utility (119 East Olin 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)