City of Madison Planning Documents

"One Madison" is a planning process incorporating a number of different plans into one Comprehensive Plan for the Madison community. 

The final Comprehensive Plan is an update from the City’s last plan done in 1999 and consist of each of the above plans, as well as sections on infrastructure, housing, development recommendations and guidelines, planning and zoning ordinance updates, and more that will qualify the plan as a "Comprehensive Plan" as defined in Indiana State Code. This plan was approved by the Madison City Council on September 20th, 2016 and now serves as the City’s official Comprehensive Plan for Madison’s future development.


A paper copy is available to view at City Hall, the County Courthouse, or Madison Public Library.

The planning process to create the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan was led by a broad steering committee and was built from these complementary plans: 

"ENVISION Jefferson County Vision & Action Plan" was commissioned by a group of interested industry leaders and led by an independent stakeholder group of a broad range of citizens and led by the PlanningNEXT group out of Columbus, Ohio. This document was created after multiple rounds of community input sessions and thousands of pieces of data, ideas, and information throughout 2014. ENVISION is moving forward with proposed actions through subgroups from each of the six areas identified within the plan.

"One Madison Community Revitalization Plan" (PDF) was commissioned by VisitMadison Inc. after winning the first round of the America’s Best Communities Competition sponsored by Frontier, DISH, CoBank, The Weather Channel, and DST Systems Inc. This plan also serves as an application to ABC for the next round of the competition in order to win $100,000. It was completed and turned in on November 6, 2015. Madison was chosen as a finalist in the America’s Best Communities Competition in April 2016.

 "Master Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan" was commissioned by the City of Madison after being awarded a grant by the Indiana State Department of Health. This document is still under development and is being worked on by the City’s "Active Living Team." This document was finished in Summer 2016 and is able to stand alone as well as serve as the transportation section of the Comprehensive Plan. VIEW THE PLAN (PDF)

These plans were made possible through financial contributions from the Madison Redevelopment Commission, America’s Best Communities Competition, DST Systems Inc, VisitMadison Inc., City of Madison, Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County, and numerous businesses.