The City of Madison Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development is working with the University Hill Farms Neighborhood Association (UHFNA) and interested residents, businesses and stakeholders to develop a 5-10 year plan for this west side neighborhood. Through a competitive grant process, UHFNA received a grant to conduct a joint neighborhood planning process to be managed by the Planning Division. Urban Assets and Cuningham Group, a private consulting team, has been selected to provide professional planning services in the preparation of this plan.
The Mayor, confirmed by the Common Council, has appointed a nine member ad-hoc steering committee to guide the planning process. The steering committee’s role is to guide the planning process, work with the city-consultant team, and solicit input from residents and the business committee. The planning process will take approximately 12 months to complete with scheduled monthly meetings.
2014 Meeting Schedule
The meeting schedule for 2014 is below. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are prepared for all meetings.
February 6 OPEN HOUSE
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road, 6:30 pm
February 27 and March 27
THE GARDENS, 602 N Segoe Road, 7:00 pm
April 24, May 22, and June 26 (Reserved June date in the event that need it )
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 110 N Whitney Way, 6:30 pm
The City-Consultant Team, in conjunction with the University Hill Farms Ad Hoc Steering Committee, has conducted the following to gather input from the community:
- Two Community Wide Open Houses (September 2012 and February 2014)
- Community Survey
- Sheboygan Avenue Bus Stop Survey
- Focus Groups with Businesses, Center of Worship/Service Providers, Major Multifamily Residential Property Owners , Seniors, Van Hise, Hamilton, Glenn Stephens School Administrators , and West Senior Center and
- Exit interview with homeowners and renters that recently moved out of the neighborhood.
Planning Study Boundaries
The planning study area is bounded roughly by University Avenue on the north, Midvale Boulevard on the east, Mineral Point Road on the south, and South Rosa Road and North Whitney Way on the west.