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File #: 71147    Version: 1 Name: Planning Division’s shift to a Planning Framework
Type: Resolution Status: Items Referred
File created: 4/26/2022 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorizing the Planning Division’s shift to a Planning Framework with 13 higher level Area Plans to be updated every 10 years
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Christian A. Albouras
Attachments: 1. Link_File_63303_2020PlanningFramwork, 2. Link_File_70577_UpdatePlanningFramework, 3. Planning Framework presentation_050422.pdf, 4. Planning Framework summary_050422.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Planning Division's shift to a planning framework with 13 higher level area plans to be updated every 10 years. No additional City appropriation is required with the authorization of this framework. Any costs associated with public engagement or implementation of plans created through the framework will be included in future budget requests and subject to Council approval.
Authorizing the Planning Division’s shift to a Planning Framework with 13 higher level Area Plans to be updated every 10 years
WHEREAS, in addition to the Comprehensive Plan, the City of Madison has nearly 70 adopted sub-area plans; and

WHEREAS, these sub-area plans vary greatly in terms of when they were adopted, the size of the geographic area covered, the topics included and the level of detail; and

WHEREAS, over time, recommendations in sub-area plans may no longer reflect current City policies and priorities; and

WHEREAS, some areas of the City lack a sub-area plan, while other areas have overlapping plans which can lead to confusion for stakeholders regarding expectations for future development and infrastructure investment; and

WHEREAS, the 2018 Comprehensive Plan recommended creation of a process for reviewing existing sub-area plans, which led to a larger review of the City’s sub-area planning and ultimately this proposed planning framework; and

WHEREAS, staff conducted interviews with 10 other cities to gain insights on various approaches to sub-area planning, including cities that have recently implemented a similar planning framework; and

WHEREAS, the City’s Racial Equity and Social Justice comprehensive analysis tool was utilized to inform development of this new planning framework; and

WHEREAS, in addition to Area Plans, the Planning Division will continue to create neighborhood plans supported in part by federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for smaller geographies within the city where 51...

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