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Neighborhood Planning, Kwik Trip, Rain Barrels, and Flowers - a hodgepodge email

March 9, 2016 10:17 AM

Hi Neighbors,

Greetings on this absolutely gorgeously warm and breezy day

I have several things to share with you all

Firstly, the proposed Kwik Trip for the old Sentry location has gotten several of our neighbors thinking about whether a gas station is the best choice for that space for our neighborhood and, more broadly, about our vision for the area. On Wednesday March 16th the neighborhood is hosting a community discussion on our collective vision for the Rolling Meadows and Heritage Heights neighborhoods including the future of development, amenities, bike paths and walkability, and several other topics. We will be joined by city planning staff to help facilitate our discussion.

We are lucky to live in such an engaged neighborhood and I encourage you all to join us as we consider the long term vision for our beautiful area.

Join us Wednesday March 16th 630pm-8pm in the Kennedy Elementary Library for a neighborhood discussion on our vision for the Rolling Meadows and Heritage Heights neighborhoods.

Secondly, now that Kwik Trip has finalized plans for its development proposal, we have asked the company to come share those with us at another neighborhood meeting on the proposal. This meeting is on Wednesday March 23rd and will include a presentation from city planning staff on the development and approval process, a presentation by KT of finalized plans for the proposal ahead of the UDC and Plan Commission meetings in April, and a question and answer space.

Join us for a Kwik Trip proposal-specific discussion and presentations on Wednesday March 23rd 6pm-8pm in the Kennedy Elementary Library.


Thirdly while it is only March many of us are already dreaming big dreams for our gardens. As you plan your growing space(s) for this year, please keep in mind that the city will once again be having a rain barrel and compost bin sale this spring. Barrels and bins are available for sale on Saturday May 7th from 10am-2pm and you can save $10 by pre-ordering using this link. Remember that in utilizing rain barrels you not only save water (and money), you reduce phosphorous runoff into Madison's beautiful lakes. If, like me, you're tired of seeing algae blooms as early as June in some of our lakes, please consider investing in a rain barrel. 


If you enjoy plants and flowers but don't have much of a green thumb yourself, or you want to support a great local landmark, or you just haven't been there in a while, come out to Olbrich Gardens' Spring Flower Show. It runs daily through March 20th (10am-4pm), and admission is just $3 for adults. More info on this lovely event here.

I hope you each get a chance to enjoy this beautiful weather this week and weekend. Thank you for being engaged neighbors in a wonderful community.

Be well

Amanda M-M Hall
Alder, District 3


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