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Welcome to the Department of Planning and Development website.  
Our department is dedicated to building, enhancing, and preserving 
Madison's unique: Spirit of Community, Sense of Place, Quality of Life.

Day in and day out, we work with the Mayor and Alderpersons; neighborhood, business and non-profit groups; individuals, and organizations who work to improve the quality of child care, maintain and improve our housing stock, provide housing and supportive services for our most vulnerable citizens; plan for our city's future; and work to improve opportunities for job creation and job growth.

In other words -- an agency that works to protect and improve our human resources, physical spaces, and many other activities that help make Madison such a great place to live, learn, work and play.

The Office of the Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Department of Planning and Development. It includes the Office of Business Resources, Community Development Block Grant Program, Office of Community Services and the Senior Center.