Learn About the Northeast and West Area Plans

Planning efforts are underway by the City of Madison to help shape the future of our West and Northeast neighborhoods. It’s part of a larger initiative to build better communities through the City’s recently approved Planning Framework. The Northeast Area Plan and West Area Plan will be the first under this new model that will ultimately cover the entire city. Guided by overarching City policies and feedback from stakeholders, these Area Plans will guide physical changes that occur over time in our community such as land use, housing, transit, streets, bike paths, and other community facilities.

Northeast Area Plan Public Meetings

  • Virtual Meeting: Tuesday, January 31 at 12:00 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the project webpage.
  • In-Person Meeting with Virtual Option: Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Fleet Service Building, 4151 Nakoosa Trail. Registration for the virtual meetings is required and can be completed on the project webpage.

West Area Plan Public Meetings

  • Virtual Meeting: Monday, February 6 at 12:00 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the project webpage.
  • In-Person Meeting: Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd. Enter front doors and look for directional signs. This meeting will have interpretation, childcare and food.
  • Virtual Meeting: Monday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the project webpage.

The 2023 Neighborhood Grant Program is Open! The guidelines and application are now on the City’s webpage! See the News Story for more info. Applications are due February 20 by 4:30 p.m.

See a video of what Junction Ridge Neighborhood Association and UJAMAA have done with the funds they received from the Neighborhood Grant Program!

Arts Grants Applications Open in February! The Madison Arts Commission’s annual grant program provides funding to support the arts across our community. Applications and guidelines will be posted to our website in February: https://www.cityofmadison.com/artsgrants. Applications will be due March 15, 2023. A virtual grant writing workshop will be held in mid-February and will be recorded and made available on our website.

Want to stay in touch about calls for art, grant opportunities, project and event announcements? Subscribe to the Madison Arts Email List & Enter to win a $50 Visa gift card! The Madison Arts Commission is launching a more formal e-newsletter. Our new system will produce more user-friendly and accessible emails, however it does not allow us to transfer existing contacts. For that reason, we invite you and your network to subscribe to our new email list.

The Spring Primary is on Feb. 21, 2023 Sample ballots will be available for viewing by address on the MyVote Wisconsin website at least 21 days prior to Election Day. In Wisconsin, a Spring Primary is necessary when more than two people declare they are running for the same non-partisan office that is up for election in the Spring Election. There are a number of offices that will be on the ballot in February including Supreme Court Justice; Mayor; Alderperson, District 2; Alderperson, District 3; Alderperson, District 4; Alderperson, District 9; Alderperson, District 10; Alderperson, District 12; Alderperson, District 14; Alderperson, District 20. For each race listed above, the two candidates who receive the most votes will advance to the Spring Election ballot. The Spring Election is on April 4, 2023.

The City of Madison Assessor’s Office website allows you to find out which Aldermanic district you live in. Search by your address on the Property Look-up page. Your Aldermanic district will be listed under “City Hall.” If you live in Aldermanic districts 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 14, or 20, you will see the primary races for your district on your ballot.

Streets Division Updates

  • Don’t forget to vote for the names of the snowplows!  The election closes at 8:00pm on Friday, February 3.  Make sure to tell your friends and family to vote as well.  The election can be found at www.wisaltwise.com/NameThesePlows
  • Your 2023 trash & recycling calendars are available at www.cityofmadison.com/CollectionSchedule
  • Your 2023 Recyclopedias should be available sometime in February.  There were some last minute changes that needed to be made that’s delaying their arrival.  Once we have them they will be available in all Madison libraries. Stay tuned for updates.
  • We still have a long way to go to get through winter, so if you haven’t done so already, now would be a good time to go to www.cityofmadison.com/Winter. Sign up for snow plowing updates to get emails about what city plows are doing in response to storms.  Sign up for sidewalk clearing alerts so you know when you have to shovel your walks to avoid a ticket from Building Inspection.  And there’s plenty of other information on there as well.

New South Madison Tax Incremental Financing District Proposed

The City of Madison is seeking approval of a new Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district (TID 51) that will provide an estimated $115 million in financial support, including $99 million in TIF funding, for South Madison.

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