Welcome to Bram's Addition Neighborhood Association

Last update Tuesday, April 8, 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: Cheryl Roeben, 1808 Fisher St, Madison, WI 53713, (H)608-255-4399, roebencheryl@aol.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Varies, check BANA Headlines
Address:
Date: First Monday of odd-numbered months
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Bram’s Addition, a neighborhood on Madison’s south side, has just the right mix of diversity and neighborhood excitement. The neighborhood is a primarily single-family neighborhood with apartment living in different parts of the area. The part of the neighborhood lying north of Bram Street was annexed in 1923 and the southern section in 1948. The Bram’s Addition Neighborhood Association (BANA) was formed in 1978 and has been a key participant in major neighborhood-based projects. The neighborhood is a close-knit cluster of individuals who are determined to maintain and improve the quality of life in the community they proudly call home.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Wingra Creek (Murphy's Creek) on the north, Wisconsin Southern Railroad on the east, West Beltline Highway on the south, South Park Street 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 Brams Addition Neighborhood as one of the "Hopeful Hoods: Three Neighborhoods Worth Watching" in their Great Neighborhoods Article (August 2009).

-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.

-Madison Transit added a later Saturday night trip on Route 5 from the South Transfer Point to downtown and is undertaking a capital improvement project to replace glass panels in all Metro bus shelters (removing old glass panels with a graffiti film that has become cloudy/opaque with new clear plexiglass panels)(2009).

-Brams Addition and Capital View Neighborhoods worked with the City to improve pedestrian safety at the Brams-Koster-railroad viaduct intersection (2008).

-Bram's Additon Neighborhood Association and South Madison Anti-Drug Coalition worked to improve the physical and recreational programming at Penn Park.

-Received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant to coordinate the South Madison Neighborhood Summer Teen Slam (2006).
Neighborhood Events: Meet & Greet/Safety Day (June), National Night Out (First Tuesday of August)
Places of Interest: Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Catholic Multicultural Center, Goodman Public Swimming Pool, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Penn Park, South Madison Farmer's Market

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: BANA Headlines
Christine Hrenak, 1829 Baird Street, Madison, WI 53713, (H)608-251-0909, christyhrenak@yahoo.com
Web Page: None

Plans and Publications
City Plans: South Madison Neighborhood Plan (January 18, 2005)
South Madison Neighborhood Plan (December 16, 1980)
A Preliminary Plan for the South Madison Community (August 1965)
The Villager Project Website
The Villager Master Plan (September 12, 2008)
The Village Site Master Plan
Redevelopment Plan for the Villager Redevelopment District (February 26, 2004)
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)
http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/August-2009/Eight-Great-Neighborhoods/

-Lincoln Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2008-2009
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/SchoolTrafficSafety.cfm

-Housing and Community in South Madison: Local Residents' Viewpoints and Experiences
http://www.madison.com/communities/smpc/library/files/Final%20Housing%20community%20South%20Madison%20Web.pdf

-Bram's Addition Neighborhood Walking & Biking Brochure, June 2006 (English and Espanol)
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/safeWalking.cfm

-Midvale Elementary Student Drop-off and Pick-up Safety Brochure, 2003-2004
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/SchoolTrafficSafety.cfm

-Penn Park Renovation
http://www.planning.org/cityparks/casestudies/pennpark.htm

-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

Short-Term Recommendations for South Madison (1990)

Historic Districts:
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 38 (Badger-Ann-Park) Plan and Map
http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/tidmaps/TID38Plan.pdf
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: John Strasser, Aldermanic District 14 - Ward 72
John Strasser, Aldermanic District 14 - Ward 73
Dane County Supervisor: Shelia Stubbs, Supervisory District 23 - Ward 72
Shelia Stubbs, Supervisory District 23 - Ward 73
State Representative: Terese Berceau (Elect), Assembly District 77 - Ward 72
Terese Berceau (Elect), Assembly District 77 - Ward 73
State Senator: Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 72
Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 73

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Boys and Girls Club of Dane County-Taft (2001 Taft Street), Catholic Multicultural Center (1862 Beld Street)
Community Gardens: Baird Gardens located on the 2200 block of Baird Street (14 plots)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #6 (825 West Badger Road)
Library: South Madison Branch (2222 South Park Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Fisher Street Playground, Kenneth Newville Park, Penn Park
Police Districts: South District, Capt. Joe Balles, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 72, Boys & Girls Club, 2001 Taft St
Ward 73, Village on Park, 2300 S Park St
Public Art: None
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 8
Franklin Elementary School (305 W Lakeside St)
Randall Elementary School (1802 Regent St)
Middle School Attendance Area 203
Cherokee Heights Middle School (4301 Cherokee Dr)
High School Attendance Area 149
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)
LaFollette High School (702 Pflaum Rd)
Memorial High School (201 S Gammon Rd)
West High School (30 Ash St)