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File #: 50625    Version: 1 Name: Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/20/2018 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Enactment date: 3/23/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00259
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.
Sponsors: David Ahrens, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. MilwaukeeSt Future Land Use.pdf
Fiscal Note
City costs associated with urban development in this area will be included in future operating and capital budgets subject to Common Council approval.
Title
Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.
Body
WHEREAS, The Town of Blooming Grove and City of Madison Cooperative Plan (Cooperative Plan) was adopted in 2006, specifying that the City of Madison and Town of Blooming Grove will work together on joint planning and development of properties north of Milwaukee Street and along North Fair Oaks Avenue (termed the “Cooperative Development Property”, currently known as the Voit property); and

WHEREAS, The Cooperative Plan indicates that all properties still in the Town of Blooming Grove will be attached to the City of Madison by 2027 at the latest; and

WHEREAS, the Cooperative Plan provides detailed procedures for potential earlier attachment of the Voit property to the City prior to 2027, if development on the property has begun; and

WHEREAS, other large properties along the Milwaukee Street corridor between Fair Oaks Avenue and Stoughton Road are underutilized and have significant redevelopment potential; and

WHEREAS, the plan area is served by Madison Metro’s East Transfer Point, and is provided a high level of transit service; and

WHEREAS, several adopted policies encourage higher densities and a mixture of land uses along major transit corridors; and

WHEREAS, the City and neighborhoods benefit when they contain a variety of housing options, including housing types and costs; and

WHEREAS, encouraging the placement of housing affordable to low-income households in areas well served by transit and other amenities is recommended in many adopted plans and policies; and

WHEREAS, few street connections currently exist within the proposed Planning Area and to surrounding areas, and a well-planned future street and bike path network will establish a more integrated and cohesive develop...

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