Welcome to Regent 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): Mary Czynszak-Lyne, mary.czynszaklyne@wisc.edu
Shiva Bidar, shivabidarsielaff@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: BestWestern InnTower
Address: 2532 Van Hise Ave.
Date: Fourth Monday of every month
Time: 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: One of Madison's first suburbs, University Heights was platted in 1893. Located close to the University, its curvilinear streets and beautiful vistas attracted families of university professors and other business people. Some of Madison's most architecturally significant Queen Anne, prairie style and period revival houses were built here. Madison's finest architects, as well as nationally-known architects Keck and Keck, George W. Maher, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, designed residences in the Heights. The success of the Heights led to further suburban expansion and by WWII all the land in the surrounding plats had been developed as well. The neighborhood is bordered on the north and east by the University of Wisconsin campus,and within a mile of Lake Mendota. The eastern end of the neighborhood is anchored by the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall football stadium and fieldhouse. On football Saturdays in the fall, the neighborhood is awash in Badger red and white. The central part of the neighborhood is quite a lively place. The Regent-Allen Neighborhood Commercial District has a cluster of neighborhood-oriented shops (coffee shop, food co-op, hair saloon) and artistic retail galleries and shops.The western end of the neighborhood at Farley and University Avenue is anchored by Lakeside Commons shopping area and the commercial node at the intersection of Highland and University Avenue – both areas have a fine selection of eating establishments and local businesses. Stevens Park is located on the western end of the neighborhood. Many neighbors walk (or bike) and shop to support their local businesses. Hillington Green Park is one of those other neighborhood gathering places: kids playing in the summer to ice skating in the winter that makes living in this neighborhood special. Regent Neighborhood is home to two of the finest public schools in Madison: Randall Elementary and West High Schools. Both schools provide the neighborhood with a fun level of liveliness: kids walking to and from school, homecoming parades, and musicals and theater productions at our doorstep. We are a walkable and bikeable neighborhood with easy access to UW campus and hospital. The Southwest Bike path goes through the neighborhood as well of the new campus bike path, the latter is lighted with new solar-powered light fixtures.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Campus Drive on the north, Breese Terrace on the east, Southwest Bike Path on the south, and N Franklin Avenue, Speedway Road, and the boundary between Forest Hill Cemetery and the Glenway Golf Course 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: Fourth of July Festival

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Regent Neighborhood Association News
Ronnie Hess, rlhess@wisc.edu
Web Page: http://www.regentneighborhood.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: DRAFT Old University Avenue Design and Development Guidelines (2007)
University Avenue Highland Avenue Commercial District Planning Study, August 1983
Campus Next Door: A Preliminary Plan for the Winga Park and University Heights-Highland Park Neighborhoods, December 1965
University Avenue Corridor Plan (May 14, 2014)
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)

-Draft Old University Avenue Design and Development Guidelines (October 18, 2007)

-Madison Alternate Parade of Homes: Regent Neighborhood, Highland Park Section (October 20, 2001)

-Bylaws of Regent Neighborhood Association, Inc. (1998)

-A Planning Study of the Regent Neighborhood (1989)

-The University Heights Historic District: A Historic Walking Tour, 1987

-Regent Neighborhood Study, 1979
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Historic Districts: -University Heights Local Historic District (1985): Roughly bounded by University Avenue on the north, Breese Terrace on the east, properties abutting Regent Street on thesouth , and North Allen Street on the west.

-University Heights National Register Historic District (1982): Roughly bounded by the north side of Kendall Avenue on the north, Breese Terrace and North Lathrop Street on the east, Regent Street on the south, and North Allen Street on the west.
TIF Districts: None
Urban Design Districts: -Urban Design District 6: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(13)

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

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Neighborhood House (29 South Mills Street)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #9 (201 North Midvale Boulevard)
Library: Monroe Street Branch (1705 Monroe Street)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Hillington Green, Hollister Avenue Triangle, Olive Jones Park, Randall Elementary School playground, Southwest Bike Path, West High School Fields
Police Districts:
Polling Place:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 22
Midvale Elementary School (502 Caromar Dr)
Lincoln Elementary School (909 Sequoia Tr)
Middle School Attendance Area 234
Hamilton Middle School (4801 Waukesha St)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)