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University Avenue Corridor Project

In Spring of 2010, a visioning and planning process started for the University Avenue Corridor (UAC). The Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development (DPCED) initially worked with the business community, residents, and the Regent Neighborhood Association (RNA) to solicit input for the vision, land use, and private and public improvements for the area. Three public open houses, two art and design workshops, a business survey and focus group, and a professional group assessment of the economic likelihood of the land use concepts were conducted. A Draft Neighborhood Plan was released by DPCED in May 2012.

After the initial review of the draft neighborhood plan by the Regent Neighborhood Association (RNA) Board, the neighborhood leadership wanted additional times to discuss the content based on input from their governing board and membership and further outreach to the community. RNA Board sponsored another two Public Open Houses to review the plan in Fall 2012 and Summer 2013. http://regentneighborhood.org/gpage18.html

Adoption Process
The adoption process of the University Avenue Corridor Plan was initiated upon its submission by RNA. A resolution to adopt the plan was introduced at the January 7, 2014 Madison Common Council meeting. The University Avenue Corridor Plan has been referred to nine City Board/Commissions/Committees. A tentative schedule for review of the plan is below. The general public is encouraged to provide written comments or register their support/opposition at governmental meetings in which the Plan will be discussed. 

Government Body
Date
Time
Location
Common Council
01/07/2014
6:30
CCB - Room 201
Introduction Only
Board of Public Works
01/22/2014
4:30
CCB - Room 108
Board of Estimates
01/27/2014
4:30
MMB - Room 260
Ped/Bike/MV Commission
01/28/2014
5:00
MMB - Room 260
Joint West Campus Area Committee
02/26/2014
4:45
WARF Building, 610 Walnut Street, Room 132
Madison Arts Commission
02/25/2014
5:30
MMB - Room LL-100
Landmarks Commission
03/03/2014
4:45
MMB - Room LL-110
Urban Design Commission
03/05/2014
4:30
MMB - Room LL-110
Transit & Parking Commission
03/12/2014
5:00
MMB - Room 260
Economic Development Committee
03/26/2014
5:00
MMB - Room 260
Plan Commission, Lead
04/07/2014
5:30
CCB - Room 201
Common Council
04/29/2014
6:30
CCB - Room 201
FINAL ADOPTION

Legislative Information Center (Legistar Tracking System)
The University Avenue Corridor Plan has been assigned an “ID” legislative tracking number: 32635. You can track the adoption and actions taken by various Boards/Commissions/Committees by tracking the record. You can send written correspondence to post in the legislative file:

Ruth Ethington
Attn: University Avenue Corridor Plan
Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development, Planning Division
Neighborhood Planning, Preservation & Design Section
215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Madison, WI 53701-2985
rethington@cityofmadison.com

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.

Description
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.