Milwaukee St Special Area Plan

Review and Approval Process

The Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan, with revisions recommended by Plan Commission, was approved by the Common Council on December 4, 2018. 

As required by the 2006 intergovernmental agreement with the Town of Blooming Grove, the plan will also need to be approved by the Town.  The Town Plan Commission and Board will consider this at their upcoming meetings on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at the Blooming Grove Town Hall, 1880 South Stoughton Rd.  The Plan Commission will meet at 5:30 and provide a recommendation to the Town Board, for consideration at their 6:30 meeting.

If the Town of Blooming Grove approves the plan, the final version will be published and be available on this page in the days following. 

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The draft land use concepts for the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan are now available!  City of Madison Planning Division staff presented the land use concepts at a public open house on July 25th.  The materials for this meeting are available below:
 
 
Milwaukee Street Draft Land Use Concept
 
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The City of Madison has initiated a joint planning process with the Town of Blooming Grove to create land use and transportation recommendations for the area generally bound by Milwaukee St., Fair Oaks Avenue, and Highways 51 and 30.  While the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan boundary contains approximately 300 acres, the focus will be on undeveloped areas and underutilized sites along nearly one mile of Milwaukee St. between Fair Oaks Ave and Highway 51. 
 
The planning area, which abuts the Eastmorland and Worthington Park neighborhoods, contains several major commercial sites, including Woodman's Food Market, the US Post Office and the Swiss Colony warehouse.   Milwaukee St. is also home to Madison Metro Transit's East Transfer Point, used by 15 bus routes providing the surrounding area with some of the highest levels transit service in the City.
 
North of Milwaukee St., the planning area transitions from urban to natural, with Starkweather Creek, wetlands and approximately 100 acres that will be preserved as open space. 

 

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The project is anticipated to require 9 months and should be completed by the end of 2018.  An outline of the major phases of the project can be seen below.

Schedule

 

Last Updated: 12/06/2018

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Meetings

Phase 3 Meetings
City review and approval process

 

Transportation Policy and Planning Board
October 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM
City-County Building, Room 201

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

 

Food Policy Council
November 7, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Madison Public Library - Central Branch, Room 302

201 W Mifflin St.

 

Board of Park Commissioners
November 7, 2018 - 6:30 PM
Warner Park Community Recreation Center

1625 Northport Dr.

 

Plan Commission
November 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM
City-County Building, Room 201

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

 

Common Council
December 4, 2018, 6:30 pm
City County Building Rm 201
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

Blooming Grove Town Board
December 10, 2018, 6:30 pm
Blooming Grove Town Hall
1880 S. Stoughton Rd.

 


 

Phase 2 Meetings

Draft land use concept review

 

Plan Commission

August 20, 2018, 5:30 pm

City County Building Rm 201

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI

Meeting materials

 

Eastmorland Community Association

August 14, 2018, 7:00 pm

Lakeview Moravian Community Church

3565 Tulane Ave, Madison, WI 53714

 

Town of Blooming Grove Plan Commission

August 8, 2018, 5:30 pm

Blooming Grove Town Hall

1880 S. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI

 

Public Open House #2

July 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

Goodman Community Center

Bolz Room

149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI  53704

Land Use Concept

Presentation

Exhibits

Handout

 


 

Phase 1 Meetings

Issues, Oppurtunities and Visioning

 

Plan Commission

June 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

City County Building Rm 201

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI

Agenda

Meeting materials

 

Schenk Atwood Starkweather Yahara Neighborhood Association

May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Goodman Community Center

149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704

 

 

Friends of Starkweather Creek 

May 8, 2018, 5:30 pm

Location TBD

 

Eastmorland Community Association

May 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

Lakeview Moravian Community Church

3565 Tulane Ave, Madison, WI 53714

 

East Transfer Point 

May 1, 2018, 4:30-6:00 pm

3600 Block of Milwaukee St

Madison, WI  53704

 

Public Open House #1

April 12, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm

Whitehorse Middle School

218 Schenk St, Madison, WI  53704

Presentation

Maps

Project Contact

Dan McAuliffe
Project manager
City of Madison Planning Divison
dmcauliffe@cityofmadison.com
608-261-9676

 

Para Espanol

Angela Puerta

City of Madison Planning Divison
apuerta@cityofmadison.com
608-276-8649