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File #: 71549    Version: 1 Name: Repeal Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 5/13/2022 In control: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 11/1/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Repealing MGO Sec. 28.105 Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Grant Foster, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Yannette Figueroa Cole
Attachments: 1. Public_Comment_05-24-22, 2. Public Comment 06-16-22.pdf, 3. 71549-052422_CC_public_comment.pdf

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.


Repealing MGO Sec. 28.105 Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts


DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS:    MGO Sec. 28.105 “Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts” is repealed with the recognition that it has not been utilized, and may run counter to citywide goals. If pursued in small geographic areas throughout the City, the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District distinction could become a tool used by residents to exclude and prevent redevelopment some deem undesirable or “out of character” with its surroundings, but that is otherwise consistent with the Comprehensive Plan or adopted City policies. The opportunity for small groups to utilize significant staff resources to create Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts could be incompatible with equitable development goals.

Neighborhoods with compelling periods of historic significance or contiguous historic resources could still apply for local historic district status under MGO Ch. 41. Environmental features will still be preserved under other overlay districts. Currently, there are no Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts.



The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:


                     1.                     Section 28.105 entitled “Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts” of the Madison General Ordinances is repealed.