The City of Madison is creating a business plan for the Madison Public Market District. The vision is to create a multi-use, year-round destination for food retail, wholesale, processing, and other uses. The location of the project will be along East Washington Avenue near 1st Street where the City owns land and buildings well-suited to redevelopment for this project.

The first phase of the business planning effort included several consumer and vendor surveys to gather input on the preferred features of the project. Results of those surveys were used in creating preliminary plans.

Now, as part of the City's Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) initiative, the City is conducting an Equity Analysis to evaluate how future decisions about the Public Market District can have a positive impact on communities of color and lower income populations in Madison. This survey is intended to gather input from all community members on this topic and the results will help guide next steps. The survey should take about 10 minutes. Thank you for your time and input.

Information about the project can be found at If you have questions or follow ups, please contact Dan Kennelly at 608-267-1968 or