Welcome to Marquette Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, November 24, 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: Lynn Lee, President, 922 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53704, (H)608-512-6147, President@marquette-neighborhood.org, lynn.lee@yahoo.com
Collen Hayes, Vice President, 1242 Spaight St #2, Madison, WI 53704, (H)608-446-0327, VicePresident@marquette-neighborhood.org, colhayes@yahoo.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
Address: 953 Jenifer Street
Date: Third Thursday 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: Marquette Neighborhood, located on the near east side, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Madison. Abundant in nineteenth century architectural styles: Greek Rivival, Italianate, Late Picturesque to Arts & Crafts Bungalows makes this neighborhood one of the few with intact buildings of Madison's early history. Two historic districts, Third Lake Ridge Historic District and Marquette Bungalow Historic District, are in place to preserve the architectural craftmanship of the buildings and places. If one is looking for more modern living quarters, there also are plenty of condos or apartments that have been built or rehabbed. Bohemian. Hippie. Green. These are some of the names that have been coined for Willy (Williamson) Street area. Locally owned shops, restaurants, and entertainment establishments line the street. Greater Williamson Area Business Association, Common Wealth Development Corporation, and others have been instrumental in keeping the street vibrant. The Marquette Neighborhood Association (MNA), established in May 1968, has been the force behind citizen involvement and participation. MNA brings discussion on issues affecting the neighborhood to residents and promotes neighborhood family fun activities such as the Chili Dinner (March), Waterfront Festival (June), La Fete de Marquette (July), Orton Park Festival (August), and Willy Street Fair (September). The Marquette Neighborhood Association is a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to MNA are tax deductible.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Blair Street on the west, East Washington Avenue on the north, Lake Mendota on the south, and First Street to Eastwood bypass to Division to Lakeland to Lake Monona on the east
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 Marquette Neighborhood as one of the "Great Neighborhoods" in their August 2009 edition.
Neighborhood Events: Chili Dinner (March), Waterfront Festival (June), La Fete de Marquette (July), Orton Park Festival (August), Willy Street Fair (September), Marquette Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting (October)
Places of Interest: Lake Monona, Third Lake Ridge Historic District, Marquette Bungalow Historic District, Orton Park, Williamson Street Commerical District, Yahara River Parkway

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Wil-Mar Gazette
Shelli Lawler, 953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703, (W) 608-256-3527 EXT 10, shelli@cwd.org
Web Page: http://www.marquette-neighborhood.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: East Washington Avenue BUILD Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan (February 5, 2008)
East Washington Avenue BUILD Plan Project Website
Design Guidelines & Criteria for Preservation: Williamson Street 600-1100 (January 4, 2005)
East Rail Corridor Plan and Recommendations (April 20, 2004)
Marquette Neighborhood Center Master Plan BUILD Project (2000)
SchenkAtwood Neighborhood Business District Master Plan (2000)
Yahara River Parkway Master Plan (July 7, 1998)
Marquette-Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood Plan (May 3, 1994)
Marquette Neighborhood Plan (September 1982)
Third Lake Historic District Plan (1978)
Williamson Street Neighborhood Plan (1977)
Near East Side Plan (February 1971)
Marquette Study Area Report (December 2, 1963)
Publications: -Isthmus Article: Williamson-Marquette: Bohemian past meets indie present (May 2008)
http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=23644

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

-Historic Madison Alternative Parade of Homes: Third Lake Ridge Neighborhood (October 4, 2009)
http://www.historicmadison.org/html/AParade/altpr09.asp

-Historic Madison Alternate Parade of Homes: Marquette Bungalow Historic District (June 5, 2005)
http://www.historicmadison.org/html/AParade/altpr05.asp

-Strategic Planning Analysis for Marquette-Schenk-Atwood, Madison, WI (June 1993)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

-Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood: A Historic Walking Tour, 1987
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/SchenkAtwoodWalkingTour.pdf

-The Third Lake Ridge Historic District: A Historic Walking Tour Guide (1987)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/ThirdLakeRidge.pdf

-Marquette Neighborhood Plan: A Citizens Contribution Toward A Greater Madison (October 1971)
Marquette Neighborhood Association
Historic Districts: -East Wilson Street: Railroad Street on the north, South Blount Street on the east, East Wilson Street on the south, and South Hancock street on the west.

-Jenifer-Spaight National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by rear yard line of properties on the 700-900 blocks of Jenifer Street, west and a portion of the east side of Brearly Street on the east, Lake Monona on the south, and Elks Club on the west.

-Marquette Bungalows Local Historic District: Roughly bounded by Spaight Street on the north, South Thornton Avenue on the east, Rutledge Street on the south, and South Dickinson on the west.

-Marquette Bungalows National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Spaight Street on the north, South Thornton Avenue on the east, Rutledge Street on the south, and South Dickinson on the west.

-Orton Park National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by property rear yards abutting Spaight Street on the north, property rear yards abutting Few Street on the east, Lake Monona on the south, and properties lying west of South Ingersoll between Spaight Street and Lake Monona.

-Third Lake Ridge Local Historic District: Roughly bounded by properties abutting Williamson and East Wilson Street on the north, South Thornton and South Dickenson Street on the east, Lake Monona on the south and South Blair Street on the west.

-Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge Website: A website devoted to promoting an understanding and appreciation of history and architecture of the Marquette Neighborhood.
http://www.thirdlakeridge.org/


TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 36 (Capitol Gateway) Plan and Map
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/tidmaps/TID38Plan.pdf

-Tax Incremental Financing District 37 (Union Corners) Plan and Map
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/tidmaps/TID37Blight.pdf
Urban Design Districts: 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 40
Marsha Rummel, Aldermanic District 6 - Ward 41
Marsha Rummel, Aldermanic District 6 - Ward 42
Dane County Supervisor: John Hendrick, Supervisory District 6 - Ward 40
John Hendrick, Supervisory District 6 - Ward 41
John Hendrick, Supervisory District 6 - Ward 42
State Representative: Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 40
Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 41
Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 42
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 40
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 41
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 42

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Wil–Mar Community Center (953 Jenifer Street), Goodman Community Center (formerly called Atwood Community Center) (149 Waubesa Street), Common Wealth Development (1501 Williamson Street)
Community Gardens: 2000-2100 blocks of East Main Street
Fire Stations: Fire Station #3 (1217 Williamson Street)
Library: Central Library (201 West Mifflin Street), Hawthorne Branch (2817 East Washington Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
B.B. Clarke Beach, Baldwin Street End, Brearly Street End, Dickinson Street End, Hudson Beach, Ingersoll Street End, Kerr–McGee Triangle, Isthmus Bike Path, Lakefront Parkway, Marquette Elementary-O’Keeffe Middle School playground, Morrison Park, Orton Park, Schiller Court Street End, Willy Street Park, Yahara Place Park, Yahara River Parkway
Police Districts: Central District, Capt. Carl Gloede, 211 S Carroll St, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
East District, Capt. Mary Schauf, 211 S Carroll St., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 40, Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Ward 41, O'Keeffe Middle School, 510 S Thornton Ave
Ward 42, Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Public Art: Alexa located at the corner of Jenifer & Williamson Streets (728 Jenifer Street)
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 20
Lapham Elementary School (1045 E Dayton St)
Marquette Elementary School (1501 Jenifer 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)