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File #: 52502    Version: 1 Name: amendment to the Nelson Neighborhood Development Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2018 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 8/7/2018 Final action: 8/7/2018
Enactment date: 8/10/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00627
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare an amendment to the Nelson Neighborhood Development Plan.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. Nelson NDP Planning Area Map.pdf, 2. Link_Nelson_NDP
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation is required with the approval of this neighborhood development plan amendment. 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 an amendment to the Nelson Neighborhood Development Plan.
Body
WHEREAS, the City of Madison adopted a Comprehensive Plan in 2006 and the Plan recommends that the City adopt neighborhood development plans for future City growth areas; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan recommends regularly reviewing, evaluating and updating neighborhood development plans to keep their recommendations current; and

WHEREAS, neighborhood development plans include detailed recommendations regarding land use, transportation, parks and open space and utility service, and are used to guide future urban development within planned City growth areas; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison adopted the Nelson Neighborhood Plan in 1992, with generally minor amendments to the Plan in 1993, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2017; and

WHEREAS, substantial areas for development remain within the Nelson Neighborhood boundary; and

WHEREAS, the current Nelson Neighborhood Plan was originally adopted prior to the City’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan and the draft 2018 Comprehensive Plan update and does not reflect many of the principles expressed in the 2006 Comprehensive Plan and draft 2018 Comprehensive Plan update; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable to amend the plan so that it better incorporates existing and proposed transportation system improvements, land use, utilities and contemporary neighborhood planning principles; and

WHEREAS, the plan amendment will facilitate a better interface between developed lands and undeveloped lands, improve neighborhood connectivity, refine the mix of uses, reconsider block sizes and configurations, refine park locations, improve pedestrian and bicy...

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