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Northeast Area Plan

The Northeast Area Plan process will begin in the late 2022 or early 2023, following plan authorization by the Common Council.  The best way to keep up to date on this planning process is to join the project email list, which will provide information about public engagement opportunities and periodic status updates.  More information will be posted once the planning process formally begins.

Northeast Area Plan

The Northeast Area Plan will be one of the first planning processes following the City’s new Planning Framework.  Approved by the Common Council on August 2, 2022, the Planning Framework is a shift in how Madison approaches planning for areas of the city. The new framework will simplify and standardize the City’s sub-area planning and it is intended to achieve more equitable outcomes by covering the entire city with 12 discrete Area Plan geographies.

Area plans will:

  • Be updated every 10 years to ensure recommendations are timely and relevant.
  • Address a consistent set of topics and include higher-level recommendations for land use, transportation, parks and open space, community facilities, and utilities
  • Include public outreach and engagement during each phase of the planning process with special emphasis on reaching residents and communities typically underrepresented in City processes.
  • Ensure all areas of the City and its peripheral growth areas have plans, and eliminate confusion created from overlapping plan geographies with different recommendations
  • Facilitate enhanced coordination between City initiatives and divisions
Last Updated: 11/01/2022

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