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Madison Launches its First Ever Historic Preservation Planning Process

The City of Madison is holding a public meeting to kick off the process for creating its first ever Historic Preservation Plan. The Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street.

The City of Madison adopted its first historic preservation ordinance and created the Landmarks Commission in 1970. Since that time, the City has designated 182 landmarks and 5 local historic districts. Now the City plans to broaden its efforts beyond the traditional regulatory focus to a more dynamic and comprehensive approach, as well as updating the ordinance standards for each of the historic districts.

According to Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, “For nearly five decades Madison’s commitment to preserving the places and buildings that connect us to our past has been a priority. However, more can be done and this planning process will identify, celebrate and preserve the places that represent our collective history.”

The kick off meeting will include an introduction of the process by City staff and the consultant team including interactive sessions regarding public engagement, discovery of underrepresented communities’ histories, and an overview of the preservation plan development and ordinance revisions.

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