Redevelopment District 1 & 2 Plan Updates

Staying Informed and Being Involved

There will be multiple opportunities for residents, stakeholders, and members of the public to provide input in the planning process including online surveys, public meetings and hearings. This webpage will be used to post information regarding the project as it becomes available. 

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Project Background

This project seeks to update two existing sub-area land use plans that were adopted in 2010, Redevelopment District No. 1 and No. 2.  

Redevelopment District No. 1 (Terminal & Triangle District)

On August 9, 2004, the Village adopted the Project Plan for Tax Increment District #3 (TID #3).  TID #3 is located along US 51 between Siggelkow Road and Vogus Road.  TID #3 was created as an Industrial post-95 TID.   In 2005, the Village adopted the Terminal & Triangle District Plan to guide future public and private investments within and adjacent to TID #3, including areas within the City of Madison north of Terminal Drive.  In 2010, the Village adopted Redevelopment District No. 1.   The study area for Redevelopment District No. 1 matches the current TID #3 boundary.  The 2010 plan carried forward many of the land use recommendations from the 2005 Terminal & Triangle District Plan, with the addition of a property blight analysis.

Redevelopment District No. 2 (Downtown District)

A desire to improve the Downtown area of McFarland has been a consistent theme within Village planning projects for many decades.  In 1999, the Village adopted a Village Center Master Plan.  The most significant outcome of this planning project was the development of the E.D. Locke Public Library.  On January 14, 2008, the Village adopted the Project Plan for Tax Increment District #4 (TID #4).  TID #4 was created as a Blighted post-95 TID.  In 2010, the Village completed a Downtown Strategic Market Analysis Opportunities Assessment.  This project included a retail market analysis to identify niche market opportunities.  Concurrent with the Market Analysis, in 2010 the Village adopted Redevelopment District No. 2.  The study area for Redevelopment District No. 2 matches the current TID #4 boundary.   The 2010 plan carried forward many of the land use recommendations from the Market Analysis, with the addition of a property blight analysis.

Since the Redevelopment District 1 & 2 Plans were adopted in 2010 there have been a number of public and private redevelopment projects that have occurred in each District.  Despite these improvements, many properties within and adjacent to Redevelopment District 1 & 2 remain under-utilized including industrial, commercial, residential, and public areas.  Land use plans are typically written for a 20-year horizon and updated every 10 years.  Given the existing plans are over 13 years old, the Village is undertaking this planning project to reassess the land use plans, concepts, and strategies from the prior plans.  The Village desires to build off of what has been accomplished or worked well and revisit planning assumptions, concepts and strategies that have not worked well or have yet to come to fruition.  The recommendations within the updated Redevelopment District Plans will be used to guide short and long-term investments in future growth and preservation areas of the Village and is used to assist in the review and approval of public capital improvement projects, development requests, subdivision reviews, and zoning amendments within the boundaries of the plans. 

Project Timeline 

The project is anticipated kickoff in September 2023 with completion and adoption of the updated plans in the Summer of 2024. Copies of draft plan materials and meeting presentations will be added below as the planning project progresses. 

Request for Proposal

On May 23, 2023, the Village Board authorized issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire a planning consultant to assist the Village with this project. 

MSA Professional Services Proposal (PDF)

Request for Proposals - Land Use Planning for Redevelopment Districts 1 & 2

Responses to Vendor Questions - June 16, 2023(PDF)