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can nominate a building as a Madison Landmark.
The first step is to talk to the staff of the
Landmarks Commission to get an idea of whether or
not the building would meet the criteria in the
ordinances for landmark designation.
Then the nominator must fill out a landmark
nomination form. For a copy, see
The form asks for basic property
information, a description of the site, the
significance of the site addressing how it meets the
Landmarks criteria, and a list of sources used to
research the history of the site.
A photograph or two is helpful, but not
The completed form should be submitted
to the staff person for the Landmarks Commission,
who will review the nomination to make sure it is
the nomination is scheduled for preliminary
consideration by the Landmarks Commission.
At that time the Landmarks Commission
determines whether or not the form adequately
addresses the reasons for designation and then
decides whether or not to proceed to hold a public
hearing on the nomination.
The public hearing requires 30 days notice to
several city agencies and the Alderperson for the
district, and ten days notification in the newspaper
and by mail to all owners within 200 feet of the
At the same meeting as the
public hearing the Landmarks Commission decides
whether to recommend designation to the Common
Common Council makes the final designation.
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