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District 15

Alder David Ahrens

Alder David Ahrens

Alder David Ahrens

Contact Information

Home Address:

4117 Major Ave.
Madison , WI 53716

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Ahrens’ Updates

Remainders and an Update

April 9, 2018 2:03 PM

A few interim notes and reminders.....

Milwaukee St Corridor: The city is working on a comprehensive plan that will develop future growth recommendations for the Milwaukee St. corridor between Fair Oaks Ave. and Hwy 51. The plan assumes that there will be major changes in the use of all of the major properties including the Voit Farm.

The initial community meeting on the plan will be this Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 PM at the Whitehorse Middle School. Should be interesting.

Water Conservation House: The city has contracted to build a house modeling the latest technology and innovation in water technology. The building will be constructed on the grounds of the Spaanem Water Tower.

The building architect and a representative of the Water Utility will give a presentation on the project at the Lake Edge Neighborhood Association on:

Wednesday, April 11th at 7 PM  at the Pinney Library.

The Grove:

 After being told that it would not get federal assistance for the project on Monona Drive and Cottage Grove Rd, the new budget bill added enough funds to get the project back on track. The two buildings will be built in the space of the current Pinney Library and (empty) Habitat for Humanity store.

The $20 million project will provide 112 badly needed homes. Most of the homes will be for families and individuals whose incomes are below the County average. For example, a two-bedroom apartment could be rented for $1140 per month by a family of three whose income is $46,000 per year. A one-bedroom would be $959 per month for this income level. For individuals, whose incomes are limited to Social Security, (incomes below $20,000 per year) rent would be $410.

These apartments may provide a good alternative to many current homeowners in Eastmorland who cannot afford the upkeep and taxes on their home or who are no longer able to maintain their property.

In response to objections raised by residents living behind the apartments that the building was too high, the developers have lowered it by one floor so that it is two stories high.

The project is likely to include commercial and retail in the area along Cottage Grove Road.



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