Planning & Development Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In light of the emerging COVID-19 crisis, the Dane County Planning & Development office will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC effective 4:30pm, Wednesday March 18th. Department staff will continue to answer questions and process zoning applications via phone and email, where possible.

North Mendota Parkway

On September 16, 2009, the North Mendota Parkway Implementation Oversight Committee (NMPIOC) recommended three study areas for a future north-metro parkway route:

  • An Eastern Corridor Area between County Highway M and County Highway Q;
  • A broader Western Corridor Area between the Town of Westport / Town of Springfield line and U.S. Highway 12, and;
  • A transition area to connect the Eastern Corridor and Western Corridor areas.

In addition, the NMPIOC recommended a North Mendota Natural Resource Area boundary to protect environmental, water, scenic and recreational resources in the North Mendota area.

On May 6, 2010, the Dane County Board of Supervisors adopted the recommendations of the NMPIOC. The North Mendota Natural Resource Area boundaries are incorporated into the 2012-2017 Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan. To date, capital funds to construct the proposed roadway have not been identified.