The City of Madison is excited to move forward to the next phase of the West Area Plan , and staff needs your help in the planning process. The City invites residents, community organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders to attend upcoming meetings and share insights, concerns, and other feedback.

So far, Planning staff have received over 800 comments via surveys and interactive mapping, and many more were shared during meetings earlier this year. The next meeting(s) is an opportunity to learn what the
City has heard so far, and to review and provide feedback for initial plan recommendations.

Staff will provide an overview of issues and opportunities in the planning area, as well as draft plan recommendations, with a focus on land use and bicycle/pedestrian networks.  Presentations at the virtual meetings will be followed by discussion and feedback; the in-person meeting at Rennebohm will be an open house format. 

The West Area Plan generally covers the area bounded by the City of Middleton and Lake Mendota to the north, Midvale Boulevard on the East, and the West Beltline Highway on the south and west.

West Area Plan Public Meetings

  • Virtual Meeting: Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30-7:30 pm. Registration is required and can be completed on the meeting webpage.
  • Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, July 26 at 12:00-1:00 pm. Registration is required and can be completed on the meeting webpage.
  • In-Person Meeting: Wednesday, August 2 at 5:30-7:30pm at Rennebohm Park (115 N Eau Claire Ave). The meeting at the park is a Carts in Parks event, with Taquitos Marimar and Little Sister Cookies – stop by for great food, stay for West Area Plan discussion! Find more details at the meeting webpage.

West Area Plan project website: 
For more information or to request a presentation to your group, contact the Planning Division at or by calling Linda Horvath at 608-267-1131. People needing interpretation should contact staff at least three days before the meeting.

About the City’s new Framework Area Plans:
The City has established a Planning Framework to simplify the City’s sub-area planning and make it more equitable. Over the next decade, 12 Framework Area Plans will be developed to cover the entire city and future growth areas. These plans will address a consistent set of topics and include higher level recommendations. With 70 sub-area plans adopted over the last four decades, each Framework Area Plan process provides an opportunity to consider older sub-area plans for retirement to reduce the number of outdated and overlapping plans. After the 12 Plans are established, they will be updated each decade to reflect an ever-changing city and keep Plan recommendations in synch with other City initiatives.


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