Anton Drive Planning Study

Adopted March 28, 2017

 The City of Fitchburg, in partnership with Wingra Stone and Dane County BUILD, and with oversight provided by the Anton Drive Steering Committee, developed the Anton Drive Redevelopment Plan. MSA Professional Services was contracted as the lead consultant to develop the Plan.


 The Anton Drive Redevelopment Plan is part of the Fitchburg Comprehensive Plan, serving as an amendment to Appendix A.

Anton Drive Redevelopment Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is embarking on a major reconstruction project of Verona Road, which will span the urban boundaries of the City of Fitchburg from the northern city boundary to south of County Highway PD (McKee Road). The project, which is scheduled to begin in fall 2016 and go through 2019, will include a single-point urban interchange at Verona Road and County Highway PD with Verona Road traffic to travel over PD.  An interchange will also be constructed at Verona Road and Williamsburgy Way with Verona Road to travel under Williamsburg Way.

The Verona Road reconstruction project will have significant impacts to properties located along and near Verona Road with reduced visibility and direct accessibility; however, the project also allows an opportunity to examine and potentially reshape the future vision of the area. This study will help recognize and analyze the impacts and also capture and identify opportunities for land use within the plan area.

Draft Document Review Meetings:

-  Anton Drive Steering Committee - November 7, 2016, 4:30 p.m. - City Hall Meeting Room
           Review & provide feedback on draft Anton Drive Redevelopment Plan

- Anton Drive Steering Committee - November 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. - Fitchburg Fire Station #2
           Review & make recommendation on final draft Anton Drive Redevelopment Plan

The Common Council has referred out the Steering Committee recommended Anton Drive Redevelopment Plan to the following Committees/Commissions:

- Board of Public Works - December 19, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers

- Community Economic Development Authority - January 5, 2017, 7:00 a.m. - City Hall Meeting Room

- Parks Commission - January 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall Meeting Room

- Transportation and Transit Commission - January 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall Meeting Room

- Plan Commission Public Hearing - January 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers
- Common Council Public Hearing - February 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers

Anton Drive Steering Committee

Steering Committee Member
Stakeholder Group
Dorothy Krause
City of Fitchburg - District 1 Alder
Ron Johnson
City of Fitchburg Plan Commission
Jessica Vaughn
City of Madison Planning Department
Jeff Rohlinger
Jamestown Neighborhood Association
Brenten Kuznacic
Multi-family Housing Landlord
Shanee Sumerlin
Multi-family Housing Tenant
Randy Wautlet
Orchard Pointe Area Businesses
Toni Prestigiacomo
Verona Road Business Coalition
Dean Gorrell
Verona Area School District
Bob Shea
Wingra Stone Company