Welcome to Sherman Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, September 15, 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: Dolores Kester, 1818 Winchester St, Madison, WI 53704, (H)608-249-1218, dakester@sbcglobal.net
Lesleigh Luttrell, 1906 Kropf Ave, Madison, WI 53704, (H)608-244-4905, lesleigh.luttrell@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Warner Park Community Recreation Center
Address: 1625 Northport Drive
Date: First Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Flanked by two retail shopping centers, Northside Town Center and Northgate, this suburban neighborhood has the elements of a walkable neighborhood. Residents can walk to the nearby retail centers for basic services such as dry cleaning, prescriptions, pet care, and food (numerous restaurants and grocers) as well as family-fun places such as the branch library, several neighborhood parks, and Warner Park. A new bicycle connection, Sherman Flyer, is planned to improve the connection from the Northside to Downtown Madison. The North Transfer Metro Station is located nearby for residents to access the bus system and a proposed commuter rail system stop is planned at Dane County Airport. Sherman Neighborhood is a post-World War II suburb of predominately single-family homes. The area south of Vahlen was built-up during the 1930s-1940s. One-story and one-and-a-half-story modest Cape Cod home is a typical housing style. Ranch style homes built in the 1950s and 1960s are typical for the area north of Melrose Street. Sherman Middle School and Shabazz High School are located within in the neighborhood. Madison Area Technical College Annex and Campus are nearby.
Neighborhood Boundaries: The northern portion of Sherman Neighborhood Association (SNA) is the rectangle bounded by Northport Drive on the north, Packers Avenue on the east, Commercial Avenue on the south and Sherman Avenue on the west; the southern portion of SNA extends along Sherman Avenue and Fordem Avenue on the west, along E. Johnson Street on the south, along a line extending north from First Street on the east to the point where this line intersects with the railroad corridor, then north and west along the railroad corridor until it intersects with Commercial Avenue.
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: - City grant was recently obtained to help reach residents to increase awareness of and re-invigorate Sherman Neighborhood Association (2011).

- "KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR" campaign focuses on getting to know our neighbors in order to promote safety.

-Northgate Shopping Center on Sherman Avenue was sold to the Alexander Co. by the Roth family, builders of the shopping center almost 50 years ago. Exterior improvements to the buildings and parking lot were undertaken to improve the appearance of the strip mall (2009).

Neighborhood Events: Annual Potluck Dinner, Earth Day Cleanup, Flower Weekend, Neighborhood Garage Sale, December Holiday Party
Places of Interest: Dane County Regional Airport, Dane County Job Center, Hartmeyer Ice Arena, Mallards Baseball at Warner Park, MATC Annex, North Transfer Point, Shabazz City High School, Sherman Middle School, Warner Park Community Recreation Center

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Sherman Neighborhood News
Megan Maguire, 1309 Huxley St, Madison, WI 53704, (H)608-240-0195, maguiremegan@yahoo.com
Web Page: http://www.shermanneighborhood.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: NorthportWarner ParkSherman Neighborhood Project Website
Northport-Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Plan: Volume I (November 3, 2009)
Northport-Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Plan: Volume II (November 3, 2009)
NorthportWarner ParkSherman Neighborhood Plan (November 10, 1992)
Brentwood Village-Packers-Sherman Neighborhood Plan (July 2, 1996)
Publications: -Northside Art and Design Charrette (April 2009)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/northsideplan/documents/ArtDesignCharrette_Collective.pdf

-City of Madison Northside Market Study (November 2008)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/northsideplan/documents/NorthsideMA.pdf

-Village of Maple Bluff Gateway Redevelopment Concept & Implementation Strategy Plan (March 31, 2008)
http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/northsideplan/documents/MapleBluffGatewayPlan.pdf

-Maple Bluff Village Gateway Conceptual Site Plan
http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/northsideplan/documents/MapleBluffGatewayConcept.pdf

Historic Districts:
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 40 (Northside) Plan and Map
http://legistar.cityofmadison.com/attachments/d93ba789-9854-4b49-a397-72e2fe83b32d.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: Larry Palm, Aldermanic District 12 - Ward 29
Larry Palm, Aldermanic District 12 - Ward 30
Larry Palm, Aldermanic District 12 - Ward 31
Larry Palm, Aldermanic District 12 - Ward 32
Dane County Supervisor: Heidi Wegleitner, Supervisory District 2 - Ward 29
Paul Rusk, Supervisory District 12 - Ward 30
Paul Rusk, Supervisory District 12 - Ward 31
Paul Rusk, Supervisory District 12 - Ward 32
State Representative: Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 29
Chris Taylor (Elect), Assembly District 76 - Ward 30
Melissa Sargent (Elect), Assembly District 48 - Ward 31
Melissa Sargent (Elect), Assembly District 48 - Ward 32
State Senator: Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 29
Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 30
Mark Miller (Elect), Senate District 16 - Ward 31
Mark Miller (Elect), Senate District 16 - Ward 32

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Warner Park Community Recreation Center (1625 Northport Drive), Northport Community Center (1740 Northport Drive), Packers Community Center (1927 Northport Drive)
Community Gardens: 500 block of Troy Drive (270 plots)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #10 (1517 Troy Drive)
Library: Lakeview Branch (2845 North Sherman Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Hartmeyer Ice Arena, Sherman Middle School playground and softball fields, Windom Way Park, Warner Park and Beach
Police Districts: North District, Capt. Cameron McLay, 2033 Londonderry Dr, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 29, East High School, 2222 E Washington Ave
Ward 30, Sherman Middle School, 1610 Ruskin St
Ward 31, St Paul Lutheran, 2126 N Sherman Ave
Ward 32, Packers Ave Townhomes, 1927 Northport Dr
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 7
Emerson Elementary School (2421 E Johnson St)
Middle School Attendance Area 228
Sherman Middle School (1610 Ruskin St)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)