Over the next 10 years, these 12 areas will be addressed with the new planning framework. | Planning area map via City of Madison
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 with the West Area and Northeast Area neighborhoods being the first to see these new planning processes in action. Southwest and Southeast areas will follow suit next year.
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.
Trivia | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 7 p.m. | Starkweather Brewing Company, 2439 Atwood Ave., Madison | Free | Enjoy locally crafted beers while playing a round of free trivia with friends. 🧠
Madison Handpan Meetup Group | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Unity of Madison, 601 Thompkins Dr., Madison | Free | Participate or spectate during this meeting of musically inclined locals.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Madison Jazz Orchestra | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison | Free | Take in the tunes of this local orchestra in a cozy lounge setting. 🎻
Chastity Washington | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Comedy on State, 202 State St., Madison | $15 | Catch a set by this comedian known for her presence on BET, Just for Laughs, and HBO’s “Comedy Wings Competition.”
Friday, Jan. 27
Lake Home and Cabin Show | Friday, Jan. 27-Sun., Jan. 29 | Alliant Energy Center, Madison | $10 | Get some cozy inspo for your lake house at the 12th annual decor and design exhibition.
Friday Night Flicks | Friday, Jan. 27 | 6 p.m. | Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison | Free | Stop by for a free screening of the 2022 thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” starring Harry Styles. 🍿
Saturday, Jan. 28
Yahara Fishing Club Kid’s Ice Fishing Day | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Brittingham Park, 829 W. Washington Ave., Madison | Free | Ice fishing equipment, bait, pre-drilled holes, and instruction will be provided to the first 300 kids, 14 and under. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served for lunch. 🎣
Queer: A DJ Amos Video Dance Party | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 9 p.m. | Crucible, 3116 Commercial Ave., Madison | $5 | Embark on a journey into unusual, indie, and unexpected dance music with video DJ Amos.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Little John’s Kitchen has indefinitely suspended operations. The pay-what-you-can organization’s current lease ends in mid-February, and difficulty finding a new location along with food and labor costs has forced them to take a pause. (Channel 3000)
Voting is now open to determine the names of our local plowing vehicles. A few of 608today’s favorite options include Snow Pesci, Brrrt Reynolds, and Aldo Leocold. Cast your vote before 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. 🗳️
Meet 2023’s Miss Madison. Paige Edie — a sophomore neurobiology student at UW-Madison — will represent Madison in the upcoming Miss Wisconsin pageant taking place this summer in Oshkosh. The Onalaska native beat out 14 other Miss Madison hopefuls. 👑 (Channel 3000)
Where are you going on Thursday, June 29?The Dave Matthew’s Band will perform at Summerfest 2023. Mark your calendars — tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, and will likely sell fast. (WKOW)
Wisconsin schools are welcome to participate in a School Safety Program offered by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The training will outline a Standard Response Protocol and a Standard Reunification Method to ensure staff is prepared for potential emergency situations. (WKOW)
UW Health Kids is in search of polite pups to volunteer as part of its new Caring Canine program. A rebrand of the pre-pandemic Pet Pals program, dog owners will bring their well-behaved furry friends for monthly bedside visits to patients. 🐶 (Wisconsin State Journal)
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State Street residents can expect an influx of new neighbors come 2024. | Rendering via Oliv Madison
What’s on the docket for 608 developments? Check out these residential projects that are in the works.
Oliv | 339 W. Gorham St. | Geared towards students and young professionals, these centrally-located apartments will be livable come 2024.
Bayview Townhomes | 601 Bay View Dr. | Phase two of the Bayview redevelopment is set to begin this year. Phase one included a new apartment building on the corner of Regent Street and West Washington Avenue.
The Moment | 131 W. Wilson St. | The lot that once belonged to Paisan’s is projected to be home to a 200+ unit luxury apartment complex.
Lucky’s 1313 | 1313 Regent St. | Construction is underway for this housing project that will add units above the popular college bar as well as an adjoining complex on Bowen Court.
Stay tuned to learn more about these housing projects as well as a few commercial and community organization developments in store for the 608 in the near future.
Today’s issue was written by Ally.
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