Madison’s south side is changing, aiming to keep housing affordable

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Madison’s south side is changing, aiming to keep housing affordable

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from madison.com) – The south side’s strategic position as the southern gateway to downtown, connection to major employment and education hubs, and its proximity to transportation corridors make the area prime for development. This area is also home to the city’s most diverse population, with pockets of African Americans, Latinos, Hmong and Nepalese, with a number of low-income apartment complexes.

Yet with parts of the township being annexed to the city in 2022 and millions of dollars of new  public infrastructure improvements expected, development in South Madison is expected to change dramatically.  To guide the future of South Madison for the next 10 to 15 years, the city is working on updating a neighborhood plan created in 2005, in part, to prepare for the annexation. Dane County is also working on a major redevelopment plan for the Alliant Energy Center campus,  as well as a plan for the “Destination District” surrounding it with the help of Vandewalle & Associates. 

With all that in the hopper, residents are concerned about maintaining the area’s affordability. South Madison is one of the last few affordable neighborhoods in a city where housing is at a premium due to a low vacancy rate and influx of new residents.
 
Want to know more about the plans, and some of the factors influencing South Madison’s housing affordability? You can read the full article here.

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