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University Avenue Corridor Plan

The adoption process of the University Avenue Corridor Plan was initiated upon its submission by Regent Neighborhood Association to the City. A resolution to adopt the Plan was introduced at the request of the District Alderperson at the January 7, 2014 Common Council meeting. The University Avenue Corridor Plan was referred to various City Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Final adoption of the University Avenue Corridor Plan occurred at the May 6, 2014 Common Council meeting.

Legislative Information Center (Legistar Tracking System)

The University Avenue Corridor Plan was assigned an “ID” legislative tracking number: 32635. You can track the adoption and actions taken by various Boards/Commissions/Committees by tracking the record.

Study Boundaries

The study area includes the street segment of University Avenue from Breese Terrace on the east, Farley Avenue on the west, Campus Drive on the north, and Kendall Avenue on the south.


University Avenue, from the 1600 block to 2600 block, is a collector street in the Regent Neighborhood, Madison, WI. Prior to the construction of Campus Drive in 1968, the street was the major east-west thoroughfare connecting Madison’s Westside to the campus and Downtown. The Campus Drive bypass diverted traffic from the once bustling street. The positive of the bypass: adjacent residential neighborhoods have benefitted from a less traffic congested street. The negative of the bypass: less neighborhood-serving businesses are operating because of local traffic patterns and the growing competition of the Hilldale area.