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Madison’s New City Planning Model

Check out what’s in store for these 12 Madison areas.

608 planning map

Over the next 10 years, these 12 areas will be addressed with the new planning framework.

Planning area map via City of Madison

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The new year has brought a new planning framework for the City of Madison. We checked out the City’s resources and pulled some key info you may find useful.


City Planning officials have set boundaries to indicate 12 sub-areas within Madison. Planning for these areas will be done in batches and implement feedback from residents, stakeholders, and local organizations. This feedback will be used, in part, to shape and track any physical changes such as housing, land use, and transit projects.

City officials hope that this new planning framework will allow for a more equitable planning process that fosters community involvement.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible because everyone has a unique perspective about issues that impact our neighborhoods,” says Planning Division Director Heather Stouder.

It will take roughly a decade to implement this new planning process in all of the areas outlined above. The initiative kicks off this year in the West Area and Northeast Area. Southwest and Southeast areas will follow suit next year.

Community involvement

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Northeast Area meetings
    • Tuesday, Jan., 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual
    • Tuesday, Jan., 31 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual
    • Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 6-7 p.m. | Madison Fleet Services, 4151 Nakoosa Tr.
  • West Area meetings
    • Monday, Feb. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual
    • Thursday, Feb. 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd.
    • Monday, Feb., 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual
  • Interactive comment maps | Tell City officials your thoughts on what needs improvement, what’s working well, and any other constructive observations about specific locations in each area.
  • Email list | Residents of the Northeast and West areas can sign up for email alerts to stay in the loop on all planning procedures taking place over the next year or so. Enter your email under the ‘Subscribe to Email List’ sidebar.