City Grants 2022

  • Remember that the deadline to contact staff for the 2022 Neighborhood Grant Program pre-app meeting has been extended to January 31, 2022. Do not miss this opportunity and meet with us to discuss ideas! Final deadline to apply for a grant is February 7, 2022, 4:30pm.
  • Madison Arts Commission annual grants of up to $3,000 to support art projects and a new special grant program called “Artists at Work” in the amount of $15,000 – $29,000 to support job creation for the creative sector will soon be open. Stay tuned! Opportunities will come to this webpage in February: https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/madison-arts/1592/

Historic Preservation Ordinance Revisions Proposed

The City of Madison Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) has proposed revisions to Madison’s Historic Preservation Ordinance for local historic districts.  These ordinance changes will apply to all properties in the Mansion Hill, Third Lake Ridge, Marquette Bungalows, University Heights, and First Settlement local historic districts.  The Common Council-appointed Committee is now seeking additional public input before finalizing the draft ordinance. Three public meetings have been scheduled to provide an overview of the proposed changes and an opportunity to comment on the draft ordinance.  The scheduled public meetings and their respective topics are listed below:

  1. All Districts / General Public Meeting:  Thursday, February 3 – 6:30 pm
  2. Development Professionals + Contractors Meeting:  Monday, February 7 – noon
  3. New Construction Meeting:  Thursday, February 10 – 6:30 pm

These will be virtual meetings and the public is invited to attend any of them.  Participants will need to register in advance using instructions posted on the project website (below).

To view the draft ordinance, learn more about the process and additional input opportunities complete a survey on the revisions, and more, please visit the project website: www.cityofmadison.com/historicpreservation

Streets & Urban Forestry Division Updates:

  • Remember to get your 2022 trash and recycling calendar so you don’t miss your collections. Contact the Streets Division or download yours today at www.cityofmadison.com/CollectionSchedule
  • Winter isn’t done with us yet, so be sure you stay informed and ready for the next storm. The City’s page for all your winter information from information about when plows are sent out to how to use salt correctly to everything in between can be found at www.cityofmadison.com/Winter.
  • You still have time before spring hits to protect your trees against the gypsy moth pest.  Learn what you can do on the gypsy moth page at www.cityofmadison.com/Forestry.
  • As you start planning for your spring clean-up or renovations, remember the large item collection system changed last year. You need to make a work order so crews know where to go. Fill out your large item work orders at www.cityofmadison.com/LargeItemWorkOrder.

Free Native Plants for Schools and Community Projects

The Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept. has a limited supply of free native plants that are available for use in school or community projects within Dane County that benefit water quality and education. Plants for the fall cycle are grown by volunteers. Plants will be available for pick up in late summer. To find out more about the program please visit the program website.

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