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South Madison Plan

The draft South Madison Plan is available for public review. Click here to view the draft document.

We want to hear from you! Please send us comments on the draft plan here and complete the survey to prioritize our plan recommendations here. Please provide your comments and complete the survey by 4:00 PM on October 18, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to view frequently asked questions about the South Madison Plan.
Project - What is it all about?
In fall 2019, the City of Madison will begin working on an update to a portion of the 2005 South Madison Neighborhood Plan. This is a 10-15 year look into how we shape the future – we'll work on issues that are relevant to the community, determine how best to achieve them, and figure out how to move forward.
What's different from the 2005 South Madison Plan?
This is a big one – the city will be welcoming the Town of Madison into its municipal boundaries on October 31, 2022. That breaks down to 2500 persons and 6000 parcels.  This plan will work with the Town of Madison government and its residents, businesses, and property-owners to plan for its integration into the City.  
What else is interesting about this project?
  • An inventory and transition plan for the Town of Madison
  • A market study to help to determine viable businesses
  • A brownfield assessment and grants for assessment, site investigation, and remedial action planning
  • Concepts for The Village on Park (aka The Villager Mall)
If I get involved, what could happen?
Your involvement will shape what happens in the future. It might take some time to put the pieces together but your investment in the community does matter. Community voices from the last neighborhood plan paved the way for:
  • The acquisition of The Villager Mall and subsequent upgrade to the commercial space and the construction of Access, South Madison Library, and Urban League.
  • Making Lincoln Elementary safer by relocating the bus boarding off of Cypress Way to the parking lot, and installing pedestrian islands and sidewalks on Cypress Way.
  • Installation of the first splash park in Madison that provided easy access to a recreational water activity within a residential, walkable neighborhood.
  • The construction of Burr Oaks Senior Housing provided affordable, close to bus routes, and easy access to shopping and services for low income seniors that resulted from the sale of and financial assistance from the City/CDA.
  • A safer way to move through the south side occurred with new signalized intersections at Buick Street, Hughes Place, and Wingra Drive (at Fish Hatchery), new sidewalks leading to Goodman swimming pool, and a safer pedestrian access under the viaduct near Quann Garden.
  • Stabilizing the single family areas in Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, and Capital View neighborhoods by coordinating a massive downzoning of residential areas to retain single family use.





Last Updated: 10/06/2021

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In-Person Community Meal
Penn Park Shelter
Thursday September 30 from 4pm - 6pm

Zoom meeting 1
Wednesday Sept 29 from noon - 1:30pm
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Zoom meeting 1
Thursday Sept 9 from noon - 1pm

Zoom meeting 2

In-Person Discussion
Plaza las Americas (Penn Park)
Thursday September 9 from 4pm - 7pm

South Metropolitan Planning Council Facebook Live– SMP Focus Area Concepts: Thursday, June 17th | 6-7PM | Meeting Link  


SMP Focus Area Concepts Meeting #1: Thursday, June 3rd | 12-1PM | Meeting Materials: presentation (English), presentation (Spanish), draft focus area plans


SMP Focus Area Concepts Meeting #2: Thursday, June 3rd | 6-7PM | Meeting Materials: presentation (English)presentation (Spanish)draft focus area plans


Charla en Español con Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce

Date: Monday, April 19th - 4:00pm 

Facebook Live link


Draft Strategies and Recommendations Conversation with Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Date: Thursday, April 22 - 6:00 PM

Facebook Live link


South Madison Online Engagement: Draft Strategies and Recommendations (Night Option)

Date: Thursday, April 15th - 6:00 - 7:00pm 

Meeting Recording 

Presentation (English / Spanish)

Strategies and Recommendations (English / Spanish)



South Madison Online Engagement: Draft Strategies and Recommendations (Day Option)

Date: Monday, April 12th - 12:00 - 1:00pm 

Presentation / Meeting Recording

Strategies and Recommendations (English / Spanish)


South Madison Social Practice Artists Exhibit

Date: Monday, April 5th - 5:00pm

Virtual Meeting Link


South Madison Market Study Meeting

March 4th, 2 pm

Virtual meeting


Market Study

Presentation Slides (English / Spanish)

Meeting Recording (English / Spanish)



Community Impact Session 2

October 24, 6:00 - 7:45 pm

Urban League of Greater Madison - 2222 S Park St


Meeting Presentation
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Community Impact Session 1

September 19,  6:00 - 7:45 pm

Catholic Multicultural Center - 1862 Beld St


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Meeting Summary

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Project Contacts


Jeff Greger



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