Varied architecture, winding drives and a key park
by Jay Rath on Thursday 04/04/2013, Isthmus
Varied architecture, winding drives and a key park
A Final Draft version of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan is available at http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/. Please scroll down to the heading “March 13, 2013 Final Draft Version”.
The Final Draft version of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan is available. Each of the four neighborhood associations, Rocky Bluff, Sunset Hills, Sunset Village, and VanChaMasShe, will be setting up neighborhood meetings to solicit input on the final draft. The respective neighborhood associations will prepare a letter detailing community support or opposition to plan content, recommendations, and implementation strategies. Please check with your neighborhood association when a neighborhood-wide meeting is scheduled.
The final step is the adoption of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan. The general public is encouraged to provide written comments or register their support/opposition at the Common Council, City Board or Commission meetings. A tentative schedule for adoption will be periodically updated so please check the City of Madison Legister or this site to confirm meeting dates and times. A step-by-step explanation on how to appear/speak at the Common Council is located at http://www.cityofmadison.com/Council/meetings/Register.cfm.
A tentative date for introduction to the Common Council is April 30, 2013. The Final Draft Plan will be referred to various Boards and Commissions for review. It is anticipated that the Common Council will take final action at its July 2, 2013 meeting.
You can send written correspondence to the Planning Division:
Attn: Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan
Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development, Planning Division
Neighborhood Planning, Preservation & Design Section
215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Madison, WI 53701-2985
All written correspondence will be provided to policy makers via Legistar.
In addition, please feel free to contact your respective district alderperson to share your perspective on the neighborhood plan.
Lastly, please encourage others to sign-up on the City of Madison My Account System to receive updates on the Hoyt Park Area Joint Plan. Register at https://my.cityofmadison.com/ and then subscribe to Hoyt Park Plan under Neighborhoods.
View the current newsletter, plus back issues, here:
Walk Under the Full Moon. Listen to the owls, warm up by the fire, sip some hot cocoa and indulge in some sweet treats while learning more about our ‘night owl’ neighbors.
Monday Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Bring the whole family or a new neighbor! We’ll meet at the main shelter; the fire should be roaring hot when you arrive! Bring a lawn chair as sometimes the picnic tables are hibernating elsewhere.
Hoot! Hoot! Hoot!
Monday, February, 18, 2013
First Baptist Church, 518 N Franklin Avenue
The HPAJSC (Hoyt Park Area Joint Steering Committee) will be meeting on Monday, February 18, First Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall), 518 N Franklin Avenue, at 6:00 pm. The focus on the meeting is to continue the review the second release of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan. An agenda will be posted later this week on the Hoyt Park Area Project website.
The January 28, 2013 version of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan has been posted on the Hoyt Park Area Project website at www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/. As requested, the January 28th version reflects the edits requested by HPAJSC. This marked up version (changes are highlighted) will allow you to find the edits quickly.
The January 28th Hoyt Park Area Plan has been separated into two parts: 1) Plan and Recommendations and 2) Appendix A-C. Please view the document online, print the document on your home computer, or view the document at Sequoya Library.
You can access the May 30, 2012 Draft of the Hoyt Park Plan, Open House Comment Responses, and specific responses from the General Public, Friends of Hoyt Park, and the area neighborhood associations also at www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/.
The HPAJSC (Hoyt Park Area Joint Steering Committee) will be meeting on Monday, January 28, First Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall), 518 N Franklin Avenue, at 6:00 pm. The focus on the meeting is to review the second draft of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan. An agenda will be circulated closer to the meeting date.
The Second Draft of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan will be posted on the city’s website at www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/ on or before January 23. An update will be sent out announcing when it is available. In addition, the Sequoya Library will have several copies for your review (check at the Circulation Desk).
You can access the May 30th Draft of the Hoyt Park Plan, Open House Comment Responses, and specific responses from the General Public, Friends of Hoyt Park, and the area neighborhood associations at www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Valerius, HPAJSC Co-Chair at (); Jean MacCubbin, HPAJSC Co-Chair at (), or Jule Stroick, Planning Division, at .
Lastly, we encourage you to subscribe to My Account e-notification to receive announcements and updates in a timely manner. Go to My Account and scroll to Hoyt Park Plan (under the category of Neighborhoods).
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Special Guest: John Elliot, President, Friends of Hoyt Park
Annual Meeting Discussions:
- Learn more about the VanChaMasShe Winter Garden & Bird Sanctuary
- Learn about the progress of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Plan
- Nominate new members to the VanChaMasShe Board
Many volunteer opportunities abound – please help us prepare for this popular event. Call Braden at 358-5276 to sign up.
The Hoyt Park Area Joint Steering Committee will be meeting on Monday, October 15 at First Baptist Church, 518 N Franklin Avenue starting at 6:00 pm. Participants will continue to review the draft neighborhood plan with focus review on the following chapters: University Avenue Corridor, Single-Family Character, Bike & Pedestrian Facilities, Parks & Open Space, Infrastructure, and Social Capital & Arts.
You can review and background information , agendas and minutes on the Hoyt Park Area Joint Plan website:
The October 15 agenda can be located at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/documents/10152012AGENDA.pdf
The meeting minutes (below) provides information on the discussion points/HPAJSC decisions on the draft plan: http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/documents/HPAJSCminutes091712.pdf
Join the Friends of Hoyt Park for their monthly board meeting.
Thursday October 11, 2012
4340 Tokay Blvd.
The Hoyt Park Area Joint Steering Committee will be meeting on Monday, October 15 at First Baptist Church, 518 N Franklin Avenue starting at 6:00 pm. Participants will continue to review the draft neighborhood plan. You can review the agenda and past minutes on the Hoyt Park Area Joint Plan website:
The next meeting of the Hoyt Park Area Joint Steering Committee (HPAJSC) has been rescheduled to Monday, September 17, 2012 starting at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. The HPAJSC Co-Chairs received several requests to skip the meeting in August because of the end of summer conflicts. They extended their apologies if the changing of dates has caused any inconveniences.
The focus of the September meeting will be to review the content of the draft plan.
When: September 17, 2012 starting at 6:00pm
Where: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd
HPAJSC Agenda and Minutes
Go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/calendar/ to access the agenda and minutes of the HPAJSC.
Hoyt Park Area Plan Project Website
For more information on the Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan, visit the project website at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/planning/HoytParkPlan/
A Garden for the Birds
The City of Madison and the Madison Arts Council has awarded VanChaMasShe two grant awards to further improve and beautify our neighborhood by installing a bird sanctuary located at the green space behind Hoyt School. The sanctuary space will include artwork by renowned local artist Mike Burns and native plantings to attract migrating and wintering birds.
Bill Engelmann, neighbor and owner of Sandstone Nursery in Mineral Point, has provided landscape design services and will oversee the installation.
Here’s how you can help!
Please join us behind Hoyt School 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug 18th and Aug 25th for installation and planting!!
- Aug 18th: site prep and removal of existing vegetation
- Aug 25th: plant and mulch perennials, trees and shrubs
Please bring water bottle, work gloves, shovels (and hand trowels for planting day). Questions? Contact Bill at .
Volunteer to help water!
The tender plants will need attention over the first few weeks until they are established. Watering schedule TBD – please contact if you can water and we’ll pull together a schedule.
We received approximately $6,000 towards our total grant request of $10,000. We still have yet to fund a water feature for the birds and an interpretive sign. Checks can be made payable to: VanChaMasShe Neighborhood Association Please see Darcy: 2825 Van Hise Ave. or email .
Any additional funds will go towards further improving the green space containment area with bird-friendly rain garden plants.