Welcome to Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association

Last update Friday, May 31, 2024

Neighborhood Contacts || Neighborhood Association Meetings || Profile, Statistics and Indicators || Neighborhood Communications || Plans and Publications || Governmental Officials || Facilities and Services ||

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person(s): Ryan Koglin, 608ryan@gmail.com, SASYneighborhood@gmail.com
Davy Mayer, davymayer@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Goodman Community Center
Address: 149 Waubesa Street
Date: Second Thursday of the Month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The soul of Madison lives in the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood, an unassuming old blue-collar district re-imagined as a vibrant haven for many of the funkier and more enterprising elements of the city's creative class. Bounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by a bike bath and East Washington Avenue, this part of town is at the same time sedate and festive. It is walkable, rich in its appreciation of quirky gusto, and colors its politics deep blue. Situated along the north shore of Lake Monona between the Yahara River and Starkweather Creek, this is a diverse yet cohesive neighborhood that invests in its quality of life. A little over 20 years ago, its residents rallied to transform what was then a seedy porn house into the Barrymore Theater, restoring it to its former glory and establishing it as the beating cultural heart of Madison's east side. (Partial article from Isthmus Newspaper: Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara: The soul of Madison by David Medaris, May 18, 2008) Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood has a historic feel. Single-family homes to three-flats are intertwine in the fabric of the neighborhood. As you stroll down the street, you will see the front porch style neighborhood: people sitting on their porches welcoming you to chat about life in the neighborhood and beyond. The diverse mix of residents: from the traditional professional to the creative musician, the family makeup that spans ages, races, incomes, and orientation, as well as the vast interest in local to worldly advocacy makes this neighborhood a highly desirable place to live. The charitable spirit is high with the neighborhood supporting, through financial and volunteer time, the Goodman Community Center that serves are youth and seniors.
Neighborhood Boundaries: East Washington Avenue on the north; East Branch of Starkweather Creek on the east; Lake Monona on the south; Yahara River on the west
Neighborhood Statistics Indicators: The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. Basic neighborhood information as well as housing, public safety, health and family well-being, economic, and transportation indicators by neighborhood is available.
Neighborhood Events: Atwood Summerfest, Summer and Winter Solstice celebrations at Olbrich Park (w/Friends of Starkweather Creek)

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Eastside News
David Link, davidl@goodmancenter.org
Web Page: http://www.sasyna.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Starkweather Creek Master Plan (2004 Update)
Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Worthington Park Neighborhood Plan (March 7, 2000)
Schenk Atwood Neighborhood Business District Master Plan (December 2000)
Marquette-Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood Plan (May 3, 1994)
Schenk's Atwood Neighborhood Development Strategy (June 1985)
Atwood Awareness: A Study of the Atwood Neighborhood (December 1979)
Fair Oaks (February 1969)
Physical Development Plan: Atwood Business District (April 1967)
Darbo-Worthington-Starkweather Neighborhood Plan (September 19, 2017)
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)

-Isthmus Article: Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara: The soul of Madison (May 2008)

-Strategic Planning Analysis for Marquette-Schenk-Atwood, Madison, WI (June 1993)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

-Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood: A Historic Walking Tour, 1987

-Atwood Awareness: A Study of the Atwood Neighborhood (December 1979)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Historic Districts: None
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 37 (Union Corners) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 5: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(12)

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson:
Dane County Supervisor:
State Representative:
State Senator:

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #3 (1217 Williamson Street)
Library: Hawthorne Branch (2707 East Washington Avenue), Pinney Branch (204 Cottage Grove Road)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Elmisde Circle Park, Jackson Street Plaza, Hudson Beach, Lakefront Parkway, Lowell Elementary School Playground, Olbrich Park, Beach and Athletic Area, O.B. Sherry Park, Starkweather Creek, Wirth Court Park
Police Districts:
Polling Place:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 19
Lowell Elementary School (401 Maple Ave)
Middle School Attendance Area 220
O'Keeffe Middle School (510 S Thornton Ave)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)