Urban Redevelopment Plan

There is a Plan! Check it WHEN MAKING InvestmentS

Madison adopted an Urban Redevelopment Plan (URP) (2011), as amended, which delineated eight distinct subareas (commercial gateways, a professional area, an industrial area, and residential neighborhoods) for local investment.  
Note: One large original residential area expanded and now subdivided into three subareas.

  • N. Main Street Gateway
  • N. Washington Street Gateway
  • N. Second Street Area
  • Airport Industrial Area
  • Canaan Historic Neighborhood
  • MLK Jr. Neighborhood
  • N. Main Street Neighborhood
  • Wellington Street Neighborhood

The URP outlines how each subarea will redevelop, allowing investors to invest with confidence in an overarching plan where everyone is marching to the same tune. For each subarea, character area goals and maps guide urban renewal proposals and decisions. An action plan establishes specific strategies and tools for use in the DURA.

Downtown Urban Redevelopment Area | URP:

Section 1 (PDF): Introduction & DURA Map
Section 2 (PDF): Conditions & Need, Strategies & Tools  
Section 3 (PDF): Objectives, Standards, Plans, Oversight, Schedule
Section 4 (PDF): Appendices
Amendment 1 (PDF): Buildout | Character Area Map 1 - 10 Apr 2014
Amendment 2 (PDF): Boundary Expansion 2 - 14 Sep 2015