City of
Madison

District 16

Alder Denise DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb

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Home Address:

6326 Maywick Drive #204
Madison , WI 53718

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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 DeMarb’s Updates

Pinney Library

June 19, 2017 6:06 AM


Neighbors

Many of you have been following the saga of the Pinney Library relocation.  Pinney Library relocation was the topic of my first City staff meeting 4 years ago. It has come down to the developer requesting TIF (tax incremental financing), help from the City/tax payers. While I wish that TIF would not be necessary - I find through talking with City staff it is necessary to allow this project to move forward.  Providing an incubator - the library - is a good first step in rejuvenation of the Cottage Grove Road corridor. I know with dealing with other developers who have made large investment into the corridor they are finding leasing commercial space is slow.  This of course cost them money, and prevents further investment. Investing in SE Madison is crucial to creating economic vitality and strong safe neighborhoods

 

Then of course there is the desperate need for the relocation of the library. For those who use and love this library, you are completely aware of the condition of the building. Pinney Library's move is long overdue.  The new library will supply much needed community space, more expanded library services and a vital incubator for the corner of the development and the corridor. 

I plan to vote in favor of the TIF loan for Pinney. 

Your Alder,
Denise




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