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

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 DeMarb’s Updates

New development on East Washington

November 1, 2016 10:35 PM

Many of you have probably read in the paper about American Family wanting to locate some employees near downtown.  This project is before the Council tonight.  AmFam wants to have constructed an 8 story 150,000 square foot building in East Washington.  AmFam will occupy about 100,000 square feet and Starting Block will house 50,000 square feet.  http://www.startingblockmadison.org/

In addition Frank Productions will have space for a 2,500 occupant music venue.  http://frankproductions.com/

The City is to buy a parcel from MGE in back of this project to build a parking garage to support this project.  The garage will be +600 stalls to support the office building on weekdays and there will be a lease of 56 per month.  The parking utility has analyzed the lease and believe it to be a fair price, for the location of the garage.  The parking utility will pay for a portion of the garage, their participation is based on what has been deemed public benefit.  Most of the remainder of the garage will be paid for in TIF money from that TID.  

The structure will be used during the week mostly for the office employees and on nights and weekends mostly for the music venue.  

I'm excited for this project.  I'm excited the economic development that Starting Block will spur as an incubator, I'm excited that AmFam wants to move near downtown Madison and invest in space for Starting Block.  

The vote tonight is to go ahead with the design of the parking structure.  I believe this is a good project and the City is investing in a parking structure that will not only support the forementioned businesses, it will also support the neighborhoods it sits in, it will support Breese Stevens Field and Central Park.

I will be voting to support 





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