May 2019
IN THIS EDITION
  • We're Hiring an Intern
  • Rental Vacancy Rate Trends
  • Improvements to Our Maps
  • Stormwater Survey
  • DNR Grant for Driftless Area Land Restoration Projects
  • Upcoming Events
REGIONAL UPDATES
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NEWS FROM AROUND
THE REGION
Stay up to date with our roundup of planning and development news from around the region.
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WE'RE HIRING
CARPC is seeking to immediately fill a temporary, part-time intern position to work on various planning projects. Work will include reporting on local planning news, data entry, assisting with research, report writing, and map making. 
DATA AND MAPPING
RENTAL VACANCY COUNTS
Look around the region and it is obvious that we are adding new rental units to the housing stock. But lots of new construction does not necessarily mean that there is a surplus of housing. Casual observation tells us that many new people are moving here. Is new construction keeping up with the increased demand due to population growth?
NEW MAPS AVAILABLE
Last fall, CARPC opened an "Open Data Portal" with GIS layers and maps that can be viewed and downloaded by interested parties. We've just added a seamless mosaic made up of 500 historical aerial photographs from 1937. Another new addition is an interactive Urban Service Area Amendment map with links to DNR approval letters and RPC resolutions.
STORMWATER SURVEY DATA
The Madison Area Stormwater Partnership (MAMSWaP) is coalition of 20 area municipalities, Dane County , and University of Wisconsin-Madison working together to promote practices that reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff into Dane County lakes, rivers, and streams.

Initial results from their 2018 survey are in and show area residents have a fairly good understanding of the sources of water pollution and its impacts. Results also suggest that there is significant community support for doing more to reduce our collective impacts on local waters.

A final report is expected by the end of May.
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GRANTS
DRIFTLESS AREA PRIVATE LANDOWNER RESTORATION GRANT
Private landowners, conservation organizations, and land trusts can now apply for funding and technical help through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Landowner Incentive Program to create and enhance habitat for pollinators and other at-risk species in Wisconsin's Driftless Area.
UPCOMING EVENTS
NEXT RPC MEETING
June 13, 2019 @ 6:00pm
City County Building Rm 351
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703