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The Historic Preservation Plan

Historic Preservation Plan

The Madison Historic Preservation Plan is developed to celebrate and preserve the places that represent Madison’s collective histories. It provides guidance for development proposals, capital improvements, and implementation to ensure preservation is integrated into both long-range planning and current development projects. The plan recommends strategies and tools to 1) more effectively lead and integrate historic preservation into public policy, 2) utilize existing land use, zoning, and development standards to support preservation, 3) explore educational and promotion partnerships, 4) capitalize on economic development and financial incentives, 5) highlight sustainable building practices, and 6) encourage heritage tourism.

Historic District Ordinance Revisions

Madison's five local historic districts each have their own ordinance requirements for additions, alterations, and new construction. Some of these ordinances are over 40 years old, and have not been modified since they were created. This process will analyze the historic resources in each district, examine successes and challenges, evaluate current ordinances, and propose new or revised ordinance language.

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - June 29, 2017

Landmarks Meeting - August 14, 2017

      Meeting Outcomes and Findings - August 14, 2017

LORC Meeting - September 14, 2017

      Meeting Outcomes & Findings - September 14, 2017

Round One Historic District Meetings:

      First Settlement - October 11, 2017

      Mansion Hill - October 11, 2017

      University Heights - October 30, 2017

      Marquette Bungalows - December 7, 2017

      Third Lake Ridge - December 7, 2017

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - December 18, 2017

Public Engagement Plan - Ordinance Revisions - January 29, 2018

Round Two Historic District Meetings:

Watch a video of the Round Two presentation

View the Powerpoint presentation

      First Settlement - September 6, 2018

      Marquette Bungalows - September 6, 2018

      University Heights - September 20, 2018

      Mansion Hill - September 27, 2018

      Third Lake Ridge - October 4, 2018

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - October 29, 2018

      View the Powerpoint presentation

Round Three Historic District Meetings:

View the Initial Round 3 Recommendations 11-19-18

      Marquette Bungalows - November 26, 2018

      Third Lake Ridge - December 10, 2018

      First Settlement - December 13, 2018

      Mansion Hill - December 19, 2018

      University Heights - January 10, 2019

View the Round 3 Recommendations - Revised 1-13-19

View the Round 3 Recommendations - Revised 1-13-19 - Tracked Changes from 11-19-18 Draft

Consultant Recommendations - Revised 1-13-19 - With Comments

View the Round 3 Public Comments

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - January 24, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - February 12, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - February 28, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - March 14, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - April 10, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - June 25, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - July 30, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - August 20, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - August 29, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - October 30, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - November 18, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - December 10, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - December 17, 2019

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - January 14, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - January 23, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - February 12, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - March 10, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - November 5, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - November 19, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - December 8, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - December 15, 2020

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - January 12, 2021

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - January 20, 2021

Joint Meeting of Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) and Landmarks Commission - March 9, 2021

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - July 22, 2021

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - September 1, 2021

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - October 6, 2021

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - October 27, 2021

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee Meeting (LORC) - November 30, 2021

Last Updated: 08/05/2021