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File #: 74641    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the West Area Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/10/2022 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 1/3/2023 Final action: 1/3/2023
Enactment date: 1/6/2023 Enactment #: RES-23-00021
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the West Area Plan
Sponsors: Nikki Conklin, Keith Furman, William Tishler, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Regina M. Vidaver
Attachments: 1. West Area Plan Boundary Map (Exhibit A).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. $50,000 for area plan processes is included in the 2023 Planning Division budget.
Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the West Area Plan
WHEREAS, the City’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan recommended creation of a process for reviewing existing sub-area plans, which led to a larger review of the City’s neighborhood/area planning and ultimately a planning framework that was approved by the Common Council on August 2, 2022 (RES-22-00577, File #71147); and

WHEREAS, the planning framework was informed by findings from a Racial Equity and Social Justice analysis to help ensure equitable and inclusive public participation, plan recommendations, and outcomes; and

WHEREAS, RES-22-00577 identifies the Northeast and West Areas as the first two area plans to be undertaken by the Planning Division; and

WHEREAS, the West Area Plan is bounded by the West Beltline Highway to the south and west, the City of Middleton boundary and Lake Mendota to the north, and Midvale Boulevard to the east, (see Exhibit A); and

WHEREAS, substantial portions of the West Area Plan boundary lack coverage by any neighborhood, area, or corridor plan, leaving those areas without the more detailed level of guidance provided by such plans that is often necessary to implement the broader goals, policies, and actions of the Comprehensive Plan and other adopted citywide plans and policies; and

WHEREAS, consistent with the City’s Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) Initiative, neighborhood areas that include higher percentages of residents from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities and those living with lower incomes than the remainder of the planning area and city as a whole will receive a special focus that includes more extensive public participation efforts; and

WHEREAS, there ...

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