Welcome to the South Side

South Madison is a vibrant component of the greater Madison community. During the past three years, an array of planning projects have been undertaken or planned on the south side: Park Street Revitalization: Opportunities to Reality Report (2001), Park Street Urban Design Guidelines (2004), Badger-Ann-Park Road Redevelopment Report (2004), South Madison Neighborhood Plan (2004), and Wingra Creek BUILD Project, to name just a few. Many of these planning initiatives have focused on the future growth of the Park Street corridor: an arterial roadway that bisects the planning area into east-west quadrants.

Serving as the southern gateway into the heart of Downtown Madison, South Park Street provides easy access to Downtown Madison, UW-Madison, or to the medical facilities of St. Mary's and Meriter Hospitals.

With a Dane County BUILD (Better Urban Infill Development) Grant, the City of Madison has hired a private consultant team to conduct a market study and develop a redevelopment concept plan for the project area. The project study area is the "triangle" formed by Park Street and Fish Hatchery north of Wingra Creek. Some of the key properties in the study area include the former Bancroft Dairy, Copps Food Center, Dean Clinic, Madison Labor Temple, and the South Madison Post Office. The study area is referred to as the Wingra Creek BUILD Area.

The Wingra Creek BUILD Project website will be used in conjunction with the planning process in order to keep participants informed and updated on the plan. Check back often for meeting agendas and minutes and other plan information and announcements. Look through the project information for explanations of the process as well as timelines and other facets of this BUILD project. Thank you for participating in the Wingra Creek BUILD Project.

Funding sources for the Wingra Creek BUILD project were generously provided by; the Dane County BUILD Program, the City of Madison and SMBA (South Metropolitan Business Association).


Summary Report Release

June 2005

 
The Wingra Market Study and Conceptual Redevelopment Plan Summary Report was introduced to the Madison Common Council on June 7th.
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Wingra Creek Market  Study and Redevelopment Plan

Click on the link below to read the adopting resolution:
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