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West Area Plan

The City of Madison invites you to join us as we create the West Area Plan! We’ll work with residents, community organizations, neighborhood associations, businesses and others to chart course of action for the next 10 years.  The Plan will cover land use, transportation, parks and open space, and other elements of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. 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.  Signup is along the right side of this page. 

West Area Plan - Underlying Plan Review
For those who are interested, staff has completed a review of underlying plan recommendations.  The review includes an FAQ on which recommendations from underlying plans are likely to be considered for inclusion in the West Area Plan and why.  

West Area Plan Survey
Thank you to the ~350 people who provided survey feedback - staff has compiled survey responses with other feedback recieved in this summary.  A new summary of additional feedback gathered since that time will be posted soon. 

Background Maps
For those who are interested, background maps for the West Area are available, and show the area's bicycle network, sidewalks, various housing statistics, and various environmental factors, among other things.  The PDF is approximately 20 mb - right-clicking and selecting "save link as" may work best for exploring the map compilation on a laptop or desktop.  

West Area Plan Boundary Map

Planning Framework

The West Area and Northeast Area Plans will be the first created under the City’s new Planning Framework, which was adopted by the Common Council on August 2, 2022. With the new framework approach, the Planning Division will create 12 Area Plans over the next 8 to 10 years that will cover the entire City. With a timeline for covering the City and a consistent set of topics to be addressed, this approach will also ensure that people who have traditionally been underrepresented in planning processes will receive services, leading to greater equity in planning across the City.

Last Updated: 09/22/2023

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Past Meetings
Open House - August 2, 2023: Boards
Public Meeting - July 26, 2023: Video; Slides
Public Meeting - July 18, 2023: Video; Slides
BPC - May 17, 2023: Video; Slides
Open House - May 10, 2023: Slides
Plan Commission - May 8, 2023: Video; Slides
Public Meeting - March 9, 2023: Video; Slides
Discussion Groups Summary
Public Meeting - February 13, 2023: Video; Slides
Public Meeting - February 6, 2023: Video; Slides
Zoom Poll Summary 
Discussion Groups Summary

Project Managers

Linda Horvath
Ben Zellers

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