Welcome to Regent Neighborhood Association

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: Mary Czynszak-Lyne, PO Box 5655, Madison, WI 53705, (H)608-255-2226, mary.czynszaklyne@wisc.edu

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Best Western InnTowner (check web site)
Address: 2424 Univeristy Avenue
Date: Fourth Wednesday of every month
Time: 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: One of Madison's first suburbs, University Heights was platted in 1893. Located close to the University, its curvilinear streets and beautiful vistas attracted families of university professors and other business people. Some of Madison's most architecturally significant Queen Anne, prairie style and period revival houses were built here. Madison's finest architects, as well as nationally-known architects Keck and Keck, George W. Maher, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, designed residences in the Heights. The success of the Heights led to further suburban expansion and by WWII all the land in the surrounding plats had been developed as well. The neighborhood is bordered on the north and east by the University of Wisconsin campus,and within a mile of Lake Mendota. The eastern end of the neighborhood is anchored by the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall football stadium and fieldhouse. On football Saturdays in the fall, the neighborhood is awash in Badger red and white. The central part of the neighborhood is quite a lively place. The Regent-Allen Neighborhood Commercial District has a cluster of neighborhood-oriented shops (coffee shop, food co-op, hair saloon) and artistic retail galleries and shops.The western end of the neighborhood at Farley and University Avenue is anchored by Lakeside Commons shopping area and the commercial node at the intersection of Highland and University Avenue – both areas have a fine selection of eating establishments and local businesses. Stevens Park is located on the western end of the neighborhood. Many neighbors walk (or bike) and shop to support their local businesses. Hillington Green Park is one of those other neighborhood gathering places: kids playing in the summer to ice skating in the winter that makes living in this neighborhood special. Regent Neighborhood is home to two of the finest public schools in Madison: Randall Elementary and West High Schools. Both schools provide the neighborhood with a fun level of liveliness: kids walking to and from school, homecoming parades, and musicals and theater productions at our doorstep. We are a walkable and bikeable neighborhood with easy access to UW campus and hospital. The Southwest Bike path goes through the neighborhood as well of the new campus bike path, the latter is lighted with new solar-powered light fixtures.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Campus Drive on the north, Breese Terrace on the east, Southwest Bike Path on the south, and N Franklin Avenue, Speedway Road, and the boundary between Forest Hill Cemetery and the Glenway Golf Course 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 University Heights (part of Regent Neighborhood) as one of the "Great Neighborhoods" in their August 2009 edition.

- Olive Jones Park, which is also the playground for Randall Elementary school, is undergoing major rennovations. $50,000 in new playground equipment has been erected. A new toddler pocket park, an ampitheater and other improvements are being made with an estimated $150,000 in city and community donations.

-The City of Madison has recently finished constructing its second rain garden street in conjunction with a street reconstruction project. Working with residents in Regent Neighborhood (along Eton Ridge and Rugby Row), 15 rain gardens were installed in the terrace (2009).

-Neighbors living adjacent to Hillington Green Park partnered with the City of Madison Parks Division to provide snow removal and ice maintenance for a neighborhood ice skating rink (2007).

-Regent Neighborhood Association received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant to design and install a neighborhood welcome sign and landscaping plan (2005).

-Regent Neighborhood Association received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant of services to develop a strategic plan for the University Avenue Corridor (2010)
Neighborhood Events: Fourth of July Festival
Places of Interest: Bradley House, First Congregational Church, Forest Hill Cemetery, Glenway Public Golf Course, Hillington Greet Park, Monroe Street Commercial District, Olin House, Randall Elementary School, Regent-Allen Commercial District, Regent Market Co-Op, Resurrection Cemetery, Southwest Bike Path, UW Football Field House and Stadium, West High School, Vestiges of the Park and Pleasure Drive that passes by West High through Hoyt Park

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Regent Neighborhood Association News
Mary Sarnowski, PO Box 5655, Madison, WI 53705, sarnowski@mac.com
Web Page: http://www.regentneighborhood.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: DRAFT Old University Avenue Design and Development Guidelines (2007)
University AvenueHighland Avenue Commercial District Planning Study, August 1983
Campus Next Door: A Preliminary Plan for the Winga Park and University Heights-Highland Park Neighborhoods, December 1965
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)
http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/August-2009/Eight-Great-Neighborhoods/

-Draft Old University Avenue Design and Development Guidelines (October 18, 2007)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/pdf/olduniversity.pdf

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

-Madison Alternate Parade of Homes: Regent Neighborhood, Highland Park Section (October 20, 2001)
http://www.historicmadison.org/html/AParade/altpr01.asp

-Bylaws of Regent Neighborhood Association, Inc. (1998)
http://www.regentneighborhood.org/Download5.html

-A Planning Study of the Regent Neighborhood (1989)

-The University Heights Historic District: A Historic Walking Tour, 1987
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/landmark/Univ%20Hts%20Walking%20Tour.pdf

-Regent Neighborhood Study, 1979
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Historic Districts: -University Heights Local Historic District: Roughly bounded by University Avenue on the north, Breese Terrace on the east, properties abutting Regent Street on thesouth , and North Allen Street on the west.

-University Heights National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by the north side of Kendall Avenue on the north, Breese Terrace and North Lathrop Street on the east, Regent Street on the south, and North Allen Street on the west.
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts: -Urban Design District 6: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(13)
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=50000&sid=49

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Aldermanic District 5 - Ward 61
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Aldermanic District 5 - Ward 62
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Aldermanic District 5 - Ward 63
Sara Eskrich, Aldermanic District 13 - Ward 65
Dane County Supervisor: Jeremy Levin, Supervisory District 10 - Ward 61
Jeremy Levin, Supervisory District 10 - Ward 62
Jeremy Levin, Supervisory District 10 - Ward 63
Chuck Erickson, Supervisory District 13 - Ward 65
State Representative: Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 61
Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 62
Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 63
Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 65
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 61
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 62
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 63
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 65

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Neighborhood House (29 South Mills Street)
Community Gardens:
Fire Stations: Fire Station #9 (201 North Midvale Boulevard)
Library: Monroe Street Branch (1705 Monroe Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Hillington Green, Hollister Avenue Triangle, Olive Jones Park, Randall Elementary School playground, Southwest Bike Path, West High School Fields
Police Districts: South District, Capt. John Patterson, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 61, First Congregational Church, 1609 University Ave
Ward 62, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2131 Rowley Ave
Ward 63, West High School, 30 Ash St
Ward 65, Glenwood Moravian Community Church, 725 Gilmore St
Public Art: Seven Landscaped Islands on Farely Avenue, Gateway Gardens at Campus Drive and Old University Avenue, Landscaped Traffic Circle at Kendall Avenue and Grand Avenue
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 22
Midvale Elementary School (502 Caromar Dr)
Lincoln Elementary School (909 Sequoia Tr)
Middle School Attendance Area 234
Hamilton Middle School (4801 Waukesha St)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)