Welcome to Capitol Neighborhoods

Last update Thursday, November 16, 2023

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): Eli Judge, president@capitolneighborhoods.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Madison Central Library
Address: 201 W. Mifflin St.
Date: Varies, inquire at President@CapitolNeighborhoods.org
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) is an association of downtown neighborhood Districts: Bassett, Mifflin West, First Settlement, Mansion Hill, and James Madison Park. CNI promotes a democratic process to give an effective voice to all residents with input from friends of CNI who care about preserving and developing a more livable downtown for Madison. Capitol Neighborhoods consists of an area marked by Lake Monona on the southeast, Proudfit Street to Regent St. to Park Street to Lake Mendota, extending along the lakeshore to James Madison Park. Hence, it extends down Blair Street to Lake Monona and back to Proudfit Street. The area comprises the State Capitol and the oldest residential neighborhoods of Madison.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Lake Mendota on the north, Blair Streets on the east, North Shore Drive, Proudfit Street & Lake Monona on the south, and Park Street 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: Monthly meetings, happy hours, steering committees

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Currently None
Web Page: http://www.capitolneighborhoods.org/

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Brayton Lot: Design and Development Framework (August 2001)
Downtown Historic Preservation Plan (February, 1998)
The Historic Resources of Downtown Madison: Supplement to the Downtown Historic Preservation Plan (February 1998)
Bassett Neighborhood Plan (January 21, 1997)
Bassett Neighborhood Design Guidelines
First Settlement Neighborhood Plan (1995)
Capitol Square Southeast (June 1986)
Capitol Square North (October 1985)
The Isthmus Rail Corridors: Recommendations for the Future (November 1983)
Fourth District -Old Market Place Neighborhood Plan Strategy (June 7, 1983)
Bassett Neighborhood Plan (May 1978)
Mifflin Park Neighborhood Plan (February 1971)
The Near West Neighborhood: A Preliminary Plan (October 1966)
Downtown Plan (July 2012)
Langdon Neighborhood Character Study (2018)
Mifflandia Neighborhood Plan (2019)
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)

-Isthmus Article: Madison's Bassett Neighborhood: Historic ambience (June 2008)

-Design Guidelines: Bassett Neighborhood (Published 2007)

-The Tenney-Lapham/Old Market Place Neighborhoods: Background Information and Student Task Force Reports, May 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

-Old Market Place: A Historic Walking Tour, 1991

-First Settlement Neighborhood: A Historic Walking Tour, 1988

-Madison's Pioneer Buildings: A Downtown Walking Tour Guide (1987)

-Shutters, Shingles & Sandstone: A Guide for Exterior Repair, Restoration and Maintenance of Historic Mansion Hill Buildings and Grounds (January 1983)

-Residential Architectural Design Guidelines: Capitol and Old Market Place Neighborhoods

-Mansion Hill: Glimpses of Madison's Silk Stocking District Walking Tour, 1981

Historic Districts: -First Settlement Local Historic District (2002): East Washington Avenue on the north, Blair Street on the east, East Wilson Street on the south, and Butler Street on the west.

-Fourth Lake Ridge National Register Historic District (1998): Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, Brearly Street on the east, East Gorham Street on the south, and Bulter Street on the west.

-Langdon Street National Register Historic District (1986): Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, Wisconsin Avenue on the east, rear yards of properties on the south side of Langdon Street on the south, and North Lake Street on the west.

-Mansion Hill National (1997) and Local Historic District: Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, North Butler Street on the east, West Gorham and East Johnson on the south, and Henry Street on the west.

-Simeon Mills National Register Historic District (1987): Roughly bounded by East Main Street on the north, South Webster Street on the east, and King Street on the west.

-Wilson Street Local Historic District: 400 and 500 block (south side) of East Wilson Street and MG & E Building on Blair Street.
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 25 (Wilson Street Corridor) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 1: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.01(8)

Urban Design District 4: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(11)

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

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin Street)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #1 (316 West Dayton Street)
Library: Central Library (201 West Mifflin Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Blair Street Gardens, Brittingham Park and Beach, James Madison Park, Law Park, Monona Terrace Rooftop Gardens (limited access), Period Gardens
Police Districts:
Polling Place:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 8
Franklin Elementary School (305 W Lakeside St)
Randall Elementary School (1802 Regent St)
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)