Plan of Conservation & Development

The Town of Madison Planning and Zoning Commission is leading the adoption of the Town’s next Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).

What is a Plan of Conservation and Development?

A Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is an advisory document which provides the blueprint for the future of a municipality, prescribes its goals and guides its future action for the next ten years and beyond. The POCD does not specifically mandate what any Town Commission, Department, or organization is required to do, but instead, provides goals, objectives, policies, and strategies to allow the Town and its various entities to implement a coordinated long-term vision and address multiple aspects of town wide planning including economic development, natural resource protection, transportation, infrastructure, housing development, sustainability, and resiliency. The execution of the POCD is carried out by the towns staff, its boards and commissions, community groups, and private development.

Town of Madison POCD Update Timeline

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2023 Plan of Conservation Draft Mission Statement:

To guide the conservation and development of Madison to maintain and enhance quality of life in a resilient and sustainable community

Core Themes of the 2023 Plan of
 Conservation & Development:

  1. Vitality and Connectivity
  2. Resilience and Sustainability
  3. Opportunity and Growth
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Upcoming Planning and Zoning Commission POCD Meetings: 

The Planning and Zoning Commission hosts monthly planning meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. where they will be working to complete drafting of the Plan with the assistance of Tyche Planning and Policy Group for the duration of 2023. 

Public feedback will be requested at intervals throughout the POCD process. Updates and requests for public feedback will be posted on this page, the homepage of the Town Website, and Town social media accounts.

Questions and comments for the POCD can be submitted directly to the Madison Town Planner, Erin Mannix at