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West Area Plan

The City of Madison invites you to join us as we create the West Area Plan! We’ll work with residents, community organizations, neighborhood associations, businesses and others to chart course of action for the next 10 years.  The Plan will cover land use, transportation, parks and open space, and other elements of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Meetings

Please join us at a public kickoff meeting February 6, 12:00 p.m.(virtual: register here), February 9, 6:00 p.m (in-person at Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd., Wisconsin Neighborhood Center; enter front doors and look for directional signs) or February 13, 6:00 p.m.(virtual: register here)!  All three meetings will have the same content and similar opportunities for people to participate.

Interactive commenting map

Tell us what you love about the neighborhood, your ideas for improvement and areas that need attention using the interactive commenting map.

Stay informed about the plan!

The best way to keep up to date on this planning process is to join the project email list, which will provide information about public engagement opportunities and periodic status updates.  Signup is along the right side of this page. 

Call for Community Partners

To help ensure that we hear from people of diverse backgrounds during our planning process, our team seeks to hire community organizations or individuals that have experience with public engagement and a particular focus on reaching underrepresented communities. Please check out our Call for Community Partners and be in touch with any questions. Thank you!

West Area Plan Boundary Map

Planning Framework

The West Area and Northeast Area Plans will be the first created under the City’s new Planning Framework, which was adopted by the Common Council on August 2, 2022. With the new framework approach, the Planning Division will create 12 Area Plans over the next 8 to 10 years that will cover the entire City. With a timeline for covering the City and a consistent set of topics to be addressed, this approach will also ensure that people who have traditionally been underrepresented in planning processes will receive services, leading to greater equity in planning across the City.

Last Updated: 01/24/2023

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Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
Monday, February 6, 12:00 p.m. – virtual meeting, register here

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. – in-person at Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd., Wisconsin Neighborhood Center; enter front doors and look for directional signs

Monday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. – virtual meeting, register here

Project Materials

Interactive commenting map:  Tell us what you love about the neighborhood, your ideas for improvement and areas that need attention using the interactive commenting map.

Anticipated Process and Timeline
Planning Framework Background

(background maps coming soon)

Project Managers

Linda Horvath
Ben Zellers

Email Project Team