University Hill Farms Neighborhood Planning Process 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 first phase of the planning process is to gather input from residents, the business community, and major stakeholders. The City-Consultant Team has conducted the following:
Community Open House
Focus Groups with Businesses, Seniors, and Center of Worship/Service Providers
Sheboygan Avenue Bus Stop Survey
Interviews with Glenn Stephens, Van Hise, and Hamilton School Principals and West Senior Center
The city-appointed steering committee role is to represent the cross-section of the neighborhood. We have two vacancies on the steering committee. Please complete a committee application form online at www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/mycommit/ if you are interested. The steering committee will 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.
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.