To address slum and blight conditions in two identified areas of disinvestment, the City of Madison has: 1) defined the boundary, 2) adopted a plan, and 3) selected an agent to facilitate change.
- The Downtown Development Authority (DDA),
havingworked diligently in Downtown Madison since the mid-1980s, is the designated agency to bring opportunity and renewal to downtownfringe and surrounding areas of disinvestment.
- The Downtown Urban Redevelopment Area (DURA), the first designated area for urban renewal in Madison, encompasses 400 properties and a total area of 373.14 acres.
DURA map (PDF)
- The Downtown Urban Redevelopment Plan (URP), the micro-plan for the DURA, guides property owners, decision-makers, and policy implementation to make change a reality for this area.
Next Task: Congregate Stormwater Improvements
Over the next six months, DDA and its staff will explore options for