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Code Documents and Maps

As the Zoning Code Rewrite project progresses, drafts of the new code documents and maps will be posted here for review.

CITY BEGINS WORK ON NEW ZONING MAP

The City is beginning the process of preparing a new zoning map for the City, which will assign zoning districts from the recently adopted zoning code to every property in the City of Madison.
 
Review of the Discussion Draft Zoning Map by the Zoning Code Rewrite Advisory Committee will occur during the summer of 2011, beginning on July 20, 2011. The process of drafting the zoning map will begin with review of the discussion draft map (Map 1) listed below and the background information:

Discussion Draft Zoning Maps
Proposed Zoning Districts - Entire City
Existing Land Use
Existing Zoning Map
Comprehensive Plan Generalized Future Land Use
Public Participation and Mapping Methodology memorandum
New Zoning Districts

Zoning Map 1 will be reviewed over the coming months and a new map will be drawn based on comments and recommendations received from committees, commissions, boards and the general public. This review will include a series of open houses that will be held throughout the community during the fall of 2011.   

Comments on the Discussion Draft Zoning Map (Map 1) can be sent to the city via the Contact Page, by e-mail or by mail.  Please contact Rick Roll, Zoning Code Rewrite project manager if you have any questions.  Mr. Roll can be reached at rroll@cityofmadison.com or 608-267-8732.

Adopted Zoning Code - March 29, 2011
At its March 29, 2011 meeting, the Madison Common Council adopted the new zoning code. Work on the code began in December of 2007. While the new zoning code was adopted, the new zoning map and downtown zoning districts are not yet complete. Work continues on these items and is expected to continue through 2011. It is important to understand that the new zoning code does not take effect until the new zoning map is adopted. In the interim, the existing zoning code and map are in effect.

Check the Zoning Code Rewrite website often for updates on upcoming meetings on the downtown zoning districts, zoning map and potential amendments to the adopted zoning code.

Substitute Ordinance for Common Council Public Hearing - March 15, 2011
Substitute Ordinance - Adopting and confirming amendments to the Madison General Ordinances as set forth in attached Exhibit F pursuant to Sec. 66.0103, Wis. Stats. to revise the City's Zoning Ordinance.

Staff Memoranda and Red-lined Draft Zoning Code

Public Review Draft

Click here to view the Public Review Draft of the Zoning Code.

The Public Review Draft of the Zoning Code can also be viewed at Legistar File ID 15932 (Attachments Section). See New Zoning Code Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 documents.

Code Documents

Request For Qualifications - May 10, 2007
Request for Proposals - August 09, 2007
Table of Correspondences August 15, 2008
Residential Districts October 21, 2008
Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts November 10, 2008
Land Use and Building Form Standards November 10, 2008
Revised Residential Districts November 13, 2008
Highlighted Residential Districts November 13, 2008
Employment Districts January 14, 2009
Special Districts January 14, 2009
Overlay Districts January 21, 2009
Suggested ADU Standards and Requirements January 2009
Supplemental Regulations February 17, 2009
Planned Development District February 18, 2009
General Regulations March 17, 2009
Residential Districts March 17, 2009
Special Districts April 20, 2009
Commercial and Mixed Use Districts April 20, 2009
Accessory Dwelling Unit Overlay Districts April 20, 2009
Employment Districts Standards - May 12, 2009
Supplemental Regulations & Building Form Standards - May 12, 2009
Overlay Districts - May 12, 2009
Commercial & Mixed Use Districts - May 12, 2009
Cooperative Housing and Cohousing Standards - May 15, 2009
Procedures - May 15, 2009
General Regulations - May 19, 2009
Parking Alternative #2 - May 19, 2009
Residential Districts - May 20, 2009
Supplemental Regulations - June 15, 2009
Procedures - June 15, 2009
General Regulations - June 15, 2009
Definitions and Rules of Construction - June 15, 2009
Housing Cooperative and Cohousing Summary - June 15, 2009
Proposal From Housing Coop Organizations in Madison - June 15, 2009
Plan Commission Meeting Summary - June 21, 2010
Summary of Staff Recommendations Related to Design-Related Conditional Uses and Waivers - July 7, 2010
Unresolved Issues in the Draft Zoning Code - July 13, 2009
Compilation of Major Changes - July 15, 2009
General Regulations - July 15, 2009
Procedures - July 15, 2009
Administration and Enforcement - July 15, 2009
Major Revisions in July 15, 2009 Draft - July 16, 2009
Lakefront Property Considerations - August 12, 2010
Plan Commission Special Meeting Referrals and Future Items - August 16, 2010
Summary Table: Modification of Design-Related Standards - September 20, 2010
Transformational Zoning - October 04, 2010
Sustainability Aspects of the 2009 Draft Zoning Code - October 14, 2009
Consultant and Staff Responses To the Zoning Code Sustainability Ideas Document - October 14, 2009
Visual Examples of Lot Coverage - October 20, 2010
Analysis of R1 Districts - October 21, 2010
Transformational Zoning Followup - October 21, 2010
Vending Machines - November 08, 2010
Dwelling Units in Mixed-Use Buildings- Mixed-use and Commercial Districts - Novmber10, 2010
Considerations for Mixed-Use Buildings at Corners in Residential Districts - Novmber10, 2010
Interior Parking Lot Landscaping - Novmber10, 2010
Follow up on Frontage and Parking - November 12, 2010
Relationships between the Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Plans and the Zoning Code - November 15, 2010
Follow-up to Nov. 18 Discussion on Parking Maximums - November 15, 2010
Plan Commission Zoning Code Special Meeting - Action Items - November 15, 2010
Substitute Ordinance - February 28, 2011
General Provisions For Downtown And Urban Districts - March 4, 2011
Future Issues Memo - March 02, 2011
Major Changes and Key Issues Memo - March 08, 2011
General Project Summary Presentation for the Common Council - March 15, 2011
Zoning Code Comparison, Existing Code and New Draft Code - March 15, 2011
Comparison of Recommendations for Cooperative Housing - March 25, 2011
Accessory Dwelling Units Memo - March 25, 2011
Adopted Zoning Code - March 29, 2011
Zoning Code - Proposed Common Council Amendments - March 29, 2011
Zoning Code Comparison Chart - March 29, 2011
General Provisions for Downtown and Urban Districts - April 18, 2011
Downtown Zoning Districts Discussion Topics - April 21, 2011
Residential Point System Test - April 21, 2011
Process and Schedule, Public Participation and Mapping Methodology Memo - June 22, 2011
Issues Summary Memo - November 14, 2011
Mapping Corrections - November 14, 2011
Comments Received on the Draft Zoning Map - November 14, 2011
Downtown and Urban Districts Zoning Code - January 12, 2012
Zoning Code Rewrite Advisory Committee Recommendations to the Plan Commission - January 24, 2012
Zoning of Parks and Open Space - January 24, 2012
Proposed Downtown Zoning Districts Map - January 24, 2012
Draft Zoning Map Presentation - February 09, 2012
Summary of Recommended Zoning Text Changes - May 03, 2012
Summary of Recommended Zoning Text Changes - May 23, 2012
Proposed Downtown and Urban Districts - May 30, 2012
Memorandum: Summary of Zoning Text Amendments - August 30, 2012
Substitute Body - Zoning Code - August 30, 2012
Downtown and Urban Districts - Tracking Changes - August 30, 2012
Substitue Body - Downtown and Urban Districts - August 30, 2012