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Alder Michael E. Verveer

Alder Michael E. Verveer,
Council President

Home Address:
614 W Doty St # 407
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-255-6498
district4@cityofmadison.com

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Neighborhood Meeting: Essen Haus Block Proposed Development
Posted June 26, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about the Kothe Group's redevelopment proposal for the properties at the intersection of E. Wilson and S. Blair Streets.  The project would include construction of a hotel to be connected to the Hotel Ruby Marie on E. Wilson Street; construction of an office or residential tower on S. Blair Street; demolition of the two houses on S. Blair Street; and demolition and rebuilding of the Essen Haus and Come Back Inn.  They will seek approval to go up to 10 stories.  The Downtown Plan allows for six stories at this location.

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Essen Haus main dining room

514 E. Wilson Street

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

 

Marsha Rummel                                         Mike Verveer

Alderperson, Sixth District                           Alderperson, Fourth District

district6@cityofmadison.com                       district4@cityofmadison.com

608-772-4555                                            608-576-4355

 

Shake the Lake Event Information
Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:56 PM

As you likely know, Festival Foods Shake the Lake, produced by the Madison Mallards, will take place downtown again on Saturday, June 25th.  Like last year, this is a major event that will bring several thousand attendees downtown.  John Nolen Drive will be closed between South Broom and South Blair Streets for the festival that starts at 4:00 p.m. and for viewing the fireworks to be staged over Lake Monona starting at 10:00 p.m.  Live music stages will be located at the east and west sides of the Monona Terrace tunnel on John Nolen Drive.  Stage performances will occur from 4:00 p.m. until the 10:00 p.m. fireworks show.  The fireworks show is expected to last for 35 minutes and a choreographed soundtrack will be available on Madison iHeart Media radio stations.  A "Human Cannonball" launch in Lake Monona is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.  A full Shake the Lake schedule and additional information is available at http://shakethelake.org.  Admission is free.

John Nolen Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between South Broom and South Blair Streets from 6:00 a.m. Saturday until 6:00 a.m. Sunday.  South Broom Street will remain open to and from John Nolen Drive.  Wilson Street and Williamson Street will also remain open.  Additionally, starting at 9:45 p.m., John Nolen Drive will be closed between Olin Avenue and South Broom Street.  This section of John Nolen Drive will only be closed during the fireworks show to keep drivers from parking on John Nolen Drive--until approximately 10:45 p.m.  Bicycle parking will be available under both ends of Monona Terrace. 

The Madison Police Department and numerous other public agencies have been planning for this event for many months.  Downtown neighborhoods will benefit from an increased police presence to keep people and property safe.  In addition, event organizers will have staff direct pedestrians and traffic in and around the event area.  Event access will only be permitted from Broom and Blair Streets and via the Monona Terrace parking helixes.  A security fence is being erected the length of the railroad corridor and will be secured during the event.  "No event access" barricades and signage will be posted along the Wilson Street corridor to direct people from entering the dead-end streets unless they have final destinations on those streets.  The intersection of South Hamilton, South Henry and West Wilson Streets will be staffed by the Mallards to properly direct motorists and pedestrians at that busy location.

The Madison Streets Division will be providing additional services to the neighborhoods surrounding the event area on Monday, June 27th .  All residences and businesses in the Bassett and First Settlement Neighborhoods (the area between East and West Washington Avenues and John Nolen Drive) will receive refuse and recycling pick-up on Monday morning.  This is in addition to the regular service to be provided on Thursday, June 30th .  Downtown residents are welcome to leave their refuse and recycling carts out on the street terrace Saturday to be used by pedestrians.  Downtown streets will be swept as needed on Monday.  The Madison Parks Division will provide additional cleaning of Brittingham Park and Crowley Station and supply extra refuse/recycling containers in those areas.  Event organizers are responsible for clean-up effort in the event area on Saturday night and Sunday.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thanks,

Mike Verveer

Madison Common Council

(608) 576-4355

Neighborhood Meeting: 219-223 West Gilman Street Proposed Development
Posted June 14, 2016 at 6:20 PM

MANSION HILL NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 219 AND 223 W. GILMAN STREET

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016 - 7:30 P.M.

CHABAD HOUSE ROHR JEWISH STUDENT CENTER - 223 W. GILMAN STREET

 

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the development proposal from Chabad House Rohr Jewish Student Center for 219 and 223 W. Gilman Street. Chabad House proposes to demolish the existing structure at 219 W. Gilman Street and add on to the existing structure at 223 W. Gilman Street.  The addition would include a larger sanctuary and kitchen, a library, guest rooms and a student apartment.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

 

Alderperson Mike Verveer                         Alderperson Ledell Zellers

Madison Common Council                         Madison Common Council

Fourth District                                          Second District

Cell: (608) 576-4355                                Cell: (608) 417-9521

Office: (608) 266-4071                             Office: (608) 266-4071

district4@cityofmadison.com                     district2@cityofmadison.com

 

 

Downtown Water Main Flushing This Week
Posted June 6, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Madison Water Utility crews are flushing water mains downtown this week during the late evening and early morning hours. When flushing crews are working close to your residence, you may experience periods of discolored water or very low water pressure. The flushing will occur Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. It is advised that you avoid doing laundry or other activities for which discolored water could cause problems during flushing operations.  The crews will begin at Blair Street Monday evening and work their way west to Randall Avenue over the next few evenings.

What is the Water Main (Hydrant) Flushing Program?
To improve water quality and minimize discoloration, City of Madison water mains are comprehensively flushed by a technique known as unidirectional flushing. The procedure is performed in warm-weather months and involves the systematic opening and closing of hydrants, one section of main at a time, to force the water through the pipes at high velocity, removing accumulated mineral sediment until the water is clear. The operation can take from a few minutes to over an hour, although most last about 30 minutes.

Unidirectional flushing differs from conventional flushing in that it involves the closing of adjacent valves and the use of a single hydrant per flush so as to isolate individual sections of main. Conventional flushing also removes accumulated sediment from pipes, but it involves the flushing of multiple hydrants at a time and does not include the valving off of individual sections of main, thereby diminishing the "scouring" efficiency. Conventional flushing is used in areas of the city where fewer minerals build up in the mains.

How Will Flushing Affect Water Service?
When flushing crews are working close to your residence or business, you may experience periods of very low pressure or even a complete stoppage of service. We attempt to notify customers in advance if flushing is expected to result in a complete water outage, but such outages are rare.

Flushing operations may also lead to discolored water, which can be drawn into homes and businesses if the water is being used during or immediately following the flushing. Such events should affect customers for a few hours at most. The discoloration is caused by iron (red color) or manganese (black color) particles being dislodged from the water main which can stain porcelain and laundry. If discoloration occurs, open the cold tap nearest the water meter--usually a basement sink--to full flow until the water runs clear. In some situations this may take 5 to 10 minutes. It is also advised that you make sure your water is clear before doing laundry or other projects for which discolored water could cause problems.

A precise schedule of flushing operations is difficult to determine more than a day or two in advance. If you wish to be notified before work will be done in your area, please call Shayne Santi at 261-9128 or email water@madisonwater.org.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this critical main cleaning process.

Neighborhood Meeting: W. Washington Ave. & Broom St. / Up Urban Properties
Posted April 18, 2016 at 8:16 AM

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT
404, 408 AND 410 W. WASHINGTON AVENUE AND 8, 10-12 AND 14 N. BROOM STREET
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
MADISON SENIOR CENTER - 330 W. MIFFLIN STREET

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the revised development proposal from Up Urban Properties for 404, 408 and 410 W. Washington Avenue and 8, 10-12 and 14 N. Broom Street.  Up Urban Properties proposes to demolish the existing six houses, one of which may be relocated, combine the six lots, and construct a six-story apartment building with 86 units, including 59 studios, 1 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedrooms and 11 three-bedrooms.  The revised proposal includes underground parking for 34 automobiles, 59 bicycles and 18 mopeds and at-grade parking for 16 bicycles.

I look forward to seeing you on the 25th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Neighborhood Meeting: Proposed Development at W. Washington Ave & N. Broom St
Posted February 29, 2016 at 4:50 PM

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT
404, 408 AND 410 W. WASHINGTON AVENUE AND 8, 10-12 AND 14 N. BROOM STREET
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
MADISON SENIOR CENTER - 330 W. MIFFLIN STREET

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the development proposal from Up Campus Properties for 404, 408 and 410 W. Washington Avenue and 8, 10-12 and 14 N. Broom Street.  Up Campus Properties proposes to demolish the existing six houses, one of which may be relocated, combine the six lots, and construct a six-story apartment building with 85 units, including 59 studios, 15 two-bedrooms and 11 three-bedrooms.  The proposal includes parking for 35 automobiles, 83 bicycles and 20 mopeds.

I look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Mifflin Neighborhood Meeting: 10/8/15 Proposed Development at 433-437 W. Mifflin Street
Posted October 1, 2015 at 11:40 AM

MIFFLIN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Proposed Development at 433 - 437 W. Mifflin Street
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Madison Senior Center - 330 W. Mifflin Street


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the development proposal from Madison Development Corporation (MDC) for 433 - 437 W. Mifflin Street.

MDC proposes to demolish two duplexes at 433 and 437 W. Mifflin Street and one single-family house at 435 W. Mifflin Street and construct a four-story, 41,000 square foot, 46-unit apartment building with 28 underground parking spaces.  The new building will be principally for low- to moderate-income tenants paying affordable rents based on income.  MDC anticipates a minimum of 75% of the units would be leased to residents with incomes below 80% of the county median income (CMI).  At least 40% of those residents would have incomes below 60% of the CMI.

I look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Neighborhood Meeting: Proposed Development at 118 King St. 8/11/15
Posted July 27, 2015 at 8:31 AM

FIRST SETTLEMENT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 118 KING STREET
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
MG&E Annex / Room A106 - SE Corner of Railroad & Blair Streets

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss an updated proposal from the principals of Merchant, Madison's and Majestic Theatre to develop a boutique hotel on the site of the existing parking lot at 118 King Street.  The seven-story, flatiron design project would include a restaurant, an underground music venue, a rooftop café and 33 hotel rooms.
 
We look forward to seeing you on the 11th.
 
Alderperson Mike Verveer                                            
Madison Common Council                                          
Fourth District                                                                  
Cell: (608) 576-4355                                                         
Office: (608) 266-4071                                                     
                               
Alderperson Marsha Rummel
Madison Common Council
Sixth District
Cell: (608) 772-4555
Office: (608) 266-4071
Bassett Neighborhood Meeting: Proposal at 126 S. Carroll St.
Posted April 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM

BASSETT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Proposed Development at 126 S. Carroll Street
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community - 333 W. Main Street


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the revised development proposal from Urban Land Interests (ULI) for 126 S. Carroll Street.

As part of the Anchor Properties redevelopment, ULI is proposing to demolish the existing parking ramp located on this site and replace it with a new, nine-story, mixed-use building.  The new building will contain 6,750 square feet of restaurant / retail space on the ground floor and 88 apartments above.  This mixed-use apartment building is the final piece of the Anchor Properties redevelopment, which involves the renovation and expansion of the existing Anchor Bank office building and the construction of a five-level, underground parking ramp that stretches beneath S. Carroll Street.

I look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W. GILMAN ST/510 UNIVERSITY AVE
Posted April 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W. GILMAN STREET/510 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel - 525 W. Johnson Street

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss a revised proposal by Core Campus to construct a 12-story mixed-use building, the Hub at Madison II, at 435 W. Gilman Street/510 University Avenue.  The site currently contains an apartment building and large parking lot.  The existing building at 435 W. Gilman Street, formerly home to Laundry 101 and currently the Hub leasing office, would be demolished.  The proposal would include 278 apartments, 9,388 square feet of retail space on University Avenue, 163 structure parking stalls, 415 bike parking stalls and 47 moped stalls.

I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

MEETING: 2/23/15 - DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W GILMAN ST / 510 UNIVERSITY AV
Posted February 16, 2015 at 3:18 PM

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 435 W. GILMAN STREET/510 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
FLUNO CENTER - 601 UNIVERSITY AVENUE

 
Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss a proposal by Core Campus to construct a 12-story mixed-use building, the Hub at Madison II, at 435 W. Gilman Street/510 University Avenue.  The site currently contains an apartment building and large parking lot.  The existing building at 435 W. Gilman Street, formerly home to Laundry 101 and currently the Hub leasing office, would be demolished.  Tentatively, the proposal would include 278 apartments, 9,388 square feet of retail space on University Avenue, 163 structure parking stalls, 415 bike parking stalls and 47 moped stalls.
 
I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.
 
Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

 

MEETING: 2/16/15 Proposed Development 114-116 N. Bedford Street
Posted February 10, 2015 at 8:18 AM

MIFFLIN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 114-116 N. BEDFORD STREET
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 – 7:00 PM
MADISON SENIOR CENTER – 330 W. MIFFLIN STREET

Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will discuss an updated development proposal by CA Ventures.  They propose to demolish the Negus Container Company building at 114-116 N. Bedford Street and construct a 256,968 square foot residential building consisting of an eight-story and a ten-story tower.  The project would include a total of 191 apartment units.  There would be two parking levels with 89 automobile, 36 moped, 220 interior bike and 26 outdoor bike parking spaces. Additionally, the development will include a coffee shop.

I look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Fourth District
Cell: (608) 576-4355
Home: (608) 255-6498
Office: (608) 266-4071
mverveer@cityofmadison.com

Lannon-Hill House and Store
Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Lannon-Hill House and StoreThe house currently located at 502 West Main Street is scheduled to be moved shortly after midnight in the very early hours of Tuesday, September 23.  The Civil War-era building, known as the Lannon-Hill House and Store, will be moved a few blocks to 151 Proudfit Street (near the intersection of Lorillard Court).  Attached is a press release prepared by Urban Land Interests (ULI), the local property development and management firm, further detailing the move and the future use of the house.  ULI deserves our thanks for preserving the historic building from demolition.  Also attached is a current photo of the house as preparations are under way for the move.

City Forestry pruned and removed street trees last week in preparation for the house move.  Replacement street trees are scheduled to be planted next month.  Portions of North Bassett, North Bedford, West Main and Proudfit Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during the move.  Parking will also be prohibited Monday evening and Tuesday morning along the house route.  The blocks impacted by the temporary parking restrictions have been posted since late last week.

I look forward to joining those of you that are able to view this relatively rare event in our downtown.  The few prior downtown house moves in past years have been quite the spectacle.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
mverveer@cityofmadison.com
(608) 576-4355

Attachment: Lannon-Hill Home & Store Building Finds New Home, PDF