Alder Marsha A. Rummel
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Rummel’s Updates
D6 Items of Interest: January 4-13, 2016
A lot is happening this week including a neighborhood meeting on Thursday 1/7 to discuss McGrath Prperty Group's redevelopment proposal for 714-722 Williamson. Please read to the end for more details about upcoming neighborhood meetings...
Monday January 4
City-County Homeless Issues Committee 6:30p CCB room 354
C. 1- Action item: City and County to provide storage lockers downtown
E. 2- Update on day resource center
Tuesday January 5
Common Council 6:30p CCB room 201
8. Public Hearing - New License One Barrel Brewing Company LLC • dba One Barrel Brewing Company 2001 Atwood Ave • Agent: Peter H Gentry • Estimated Capacity: 85 Class C Wine • 88% alcohol, 9% food, 3% other
>One Barrel Brewing is now officially a brewery and per state statute they don't need a city license to sell beer but they can no longer sell liquor, only wine. The Class C license allows them to sell wine.
26. Proclaiming Oscar Mireles as Madison's next Poet Laureate
30. Report: City of Madison 2016-2021 Equitable Workforce Plan - Department of Civil Rights
>A 459 page report that outlines strategies to address equity disparities in the city workforce for each city dept.
62. Amending the Common Council's Adopted School Crossing Protection Criteria.
>New criteria for adding and discontinuing school crossing guards.
72. Creating Section 12.138(14) of the Madison General Ordinances to reduce commuter parking impact and promote the use of off-street parking.
> The drafter's analysis: Multi-unit dwellings can place a strain on available residential parking. Some multi-unit dwellings offer off-street parking. Theoretically, this off-street parking should reduce the impact multi-unit dwellings have on the RP3 and commuter parking. However, residential off-street parking spaces do not minimize the impact of commuter parking unless the parking spaces are actually being used by residents. When residents do not utilize available off-street parking, they are creating a market for commuters to buy the off-street parking intended for residents. Once these spots are used for commuter parking, residents park on the street and essentially become a proxy for the commuter driving into the area. This ordinance could reduce commuter impact by decreasing the availability of "commuter proxies." It will encourage residents who live in large multi-unit dwellings to utilize the off-street parking available at their residence. This proposed subsection would limit RP3 eligibility for future developments approved for construction after the effective date of this ordinance. Residents who live in buildings approved for construction after that date will only be eligible to apply for RP3 if the dwelling has three units or less.
State law precludes the City from requiring that landlords notify tenants if their property is ineligible for RP3. Wis. Stat. § 66.0104(2)(d). Since the City cannot require landlords to inform tenants about RP3 ineligibility, the ordinance requires that the City Traffic Engineer and Parking Manager maintain an updated list of ineligible properties that can be accessed by the public. The City may also explore including RP3 ineligibility notification in the Landlord Best Practices Certification Program.
Introduction of NEW BUSINESS for referral
77. Amending Sec. 24.08(3)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify certain exemptions to the Noise Control Ordinance.
>This ordinance does not change the City's noise restrictions, it clarifies the existing exemption under Sec. 24.08(3)(d) to the noise control ordinance for "[o]utdoor gatherings, public dances, shows, and sporting and entertainment events for which a permit or license is required and obtained pursuant to Madison General Ordinances." The existing ordinance exempts certain events, such as events in parks where a park event amplification permit is required or events in the public right-of-way where a street use permit is required, from the noise restrictions set forth in Sec. 24.08. Noise controls on such events are set by those other permits and approvals. However, there has been some confusion by the public about these overlapping noise regulations and how such events may exceed the general noise regulations of Sec. 24.08. This ordinance amends the existing exception language to clearly state that these types of events are exempt from the noise restrictions of Sec. 24.08.
79. Creating Section 28.022-00217 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 1801 East Washington Avenue, 6th Aldermanic District, from IL (Industrial Limited) District to TE (Traditional Employment) District.
>Rezoning the Marling lumber site from Industrial to Traditional Employment to allow a mixed use building to be constructed on the site.
81. Amending Section 33.17 of the Madison General Ordinances to revise the membership and duties of the Economic Development Committee.
92. Authorizing the Madison Parking Utility to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural and engineering services required to design an approximately 650-stall parking facility on the south east corner of the intersection of East Main Street and South Livingston Street
The fiscal note: The 2016 Adopted Capital Improvement Plan anticipates this project beginning in 2016 and being completed in 2017. Funds will be appropriated within project 1627 on the following schedule: $7.0m in 2016 and $6.0m in 2017. The project will be funded by TIF proceeds.
MGE approached the city about using their storage yard to construct a parking structure to serve the proposed office construction on the 800 South block of E Washington and other adjacent uses like Breese Stevens and Central Park. The city plans to amend the project plan and boundary for TID 36 so
that additional funds can fund the new structure.
94. Approving a Facade Improvement Grant to Atwood Avenue Property Group, LLC; located at 1965 Atwood Ave
107. Approving the Worker Cooperative Fund program guidelines and request for proposal release.
Wednesday January 6
Economic Development Committee, 5p MMB room 260
The Cap East parking garage, Worker Coop Fund program and revising duties and composition of EDC are on the agenda.
Madison Food Policy Council, 5:30p Central Library room 301 and 302
Reports from work groups on edible landscaping and terrace plantings, the pollinator protection taskforce and increasing food retail in underserved neighborhoods are on the agenda.
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board, 6:30p Water Utility building 119 E Olin rooms A+B
Lots of updates on transportation projects in the region.
Thursday January 7
Madison Local Food Committee, 4:30, MMB room 300
> Ongoing reports on the Public Market. Save the date for a neighborhood meeting on the Public Market January 27, 6:30p at Trinity Lutheran on 1st and Atwood, organized by Alders Palm, Zellers and myself.
Neighborhood meeting 714-722 Williamson, 6:30p at WilMar. ?
The McGrath Property Group proposes to restore and convert the existing Olds Building, adding one or two stories for approximately 40-50 apartments and likely having commercial/ retail on the first floor. They also propose to construct a new, five-story building flanking the bike path with approximately 80-90 residential units and two levels of structured parking, one below grade and one at grade.
Wednesday January 13
Jenifer St Reconstruction meeting, 6:30p at WilMar
City Engineering will hold the third public information meeting to discuss the proposed street improvements. Contact Lisa Coleman with questions 608-266-4093 firstname.lastname@example.org
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