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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

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 Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Events that may be of interest

April 8, 2016 5:41 PM

Information listed in this update:

  • April 5 Election Updates
  • Street CLOSINGS and Updates
  • Presentation on the architects design for the Municapl Building
  • Public Presentations: Final Report on City's Funding Process
  • Needs Survey - Mayor's Neighborhood Conference
  • Doors Open Downtown Madison     
  • Public Meetings


April 11, 2016

JUDGE DOYLE SQUARE - Developer Recommended

The Board of Estimates last nite voted to recommend to the Common Council that Beitler Real Estate  Services  of Chicago develop the massive Judge Doyle Square (JDS). The JDS project will be located on a two-block area in downtown Madison encompassing Block 88, behind the Madison Municipal Building and across South  Pickney Street in Block 105, the current site of the City's Government East parking garage. Vermilion Enterprises, LLC also of Chicago submitted a strong proposal to develop the JDS project. By unanimous voice vote members of the Board of Estimates voted to recommend that the City Negotiating team enter into exclusive negotiations  with Beitler. The two proposals differed in costs, design, size, scope of hotel supporting Monona Terrace, apartments, bike center, commercial space, parking and amount of public investment. Your input is very important as the decision on  public investment dollars is determined. 
Alder Harrington-McKinney

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
5:00 p.m.

Room 260, Madison Municipal Building
City staff and architects from MSR Design will be providing a presentation to the members of the Common Council on the status of the Madison Municipal Building design development and schedule:
Notices of Changes in Assessments for 2016

April 8, 2016
The notices of changes in assessments for 2016 are being mailed to property owners. An assessment notice is mailed only when the assessment has changed from the previous year's value. Of the 74,685 parcels in the City, 73% of the assessments are being changed (52,742 increases and 2,093 decreases... 
For more information go to:
City of Madison Assessor's website
City of Madison Property Tax Base website

The City of Madison's Community Development Division (CDD) has a long-standing commitment to addressing community development challenges through a competitive funding process. In 2013, the Mayor and Common Council appropriated funds to analyze these processes and make recommendations to help improve them. A major goal of this initiative was to find ways to make sure that public dollars are used effectively to achieve the City's stated goals and that this happen with the benefit of input from residents and stakeholders. 
The Community Development Division will be hosting a series of public meetings at which officials from FCI will make formal presentations of their report.  

Tuesday, April 12: at 5:00 pm at Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, 501 E. Badger Rd.
The Community Development Block Grant Committee, the Community Services Committee, the Committee on Aging and the Early Childhood Care and Education Committee will all be discussing the report at their scheduled meetings in April and early May. The Common Council is scheduled to accept this report at their meeting on May 17, 2016. 


The City of Madison Mayor's Neighborhood Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 8th at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center.  Please let us know what is important to your neighborhood by completing the questionnaire.  The questionnaire will be distributed to Madison residents through neighborhood groups and associations, planning councils, community centers, nonprofits, business associations, and past participants over the next week. Please circulate widely.  Thank you in advance.
Tidbit:  The first neighborhood conference was held twenty years ago.  Approximately 320 persons attended the October 26, 1996 conference held at Downtown MATC and the Concourse Hotel. 

Doors Open Madison
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Explore Madison as you've never seen it before! 

 You're invited to Doors Open Madison, a free, family-friendly event taking place on Sunday, April 24th from 11:00am-4:00pm for the first time ever in Madison! With 29 buildings open to the public, this free of charge event offers the community an opportunity to explore Madison through its built environment and learn about some of the sites that make our city great. There have been over 50 cities worldwide that have held similar "Doors Open" events and DMI is looking forward to bringing it to Madison! For further details including an event map and a full list of building sites, visit



Mid-Town Police Station

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 401 S. Owen Drive

Madison Police Department representatives, architects, Enberg Anderson, will be presenting an update on the Mid-Town Police Station project. Opportunity to hear about the project, ask questions and provide input. Prelimiminary designs will be available for view.

April 13th at 6:00 P.M. in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building (215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.)

Route 51 - Muir Field loop proposed to operate counterclockwise. Service shifted from Piping Rock and Brookwood roads to Hammersely Rd. 
All are encouraged to give feedback on these routes using our online feedback form. Please pass this information along and invite your residents to review the proposed changes and let us know their thoughts. 

We will also be hosting a Public Hearing along with the Transit and Parking Commission on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:00 P.M. in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building (215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.).  All are welcome to express their opinions and concerns regarding the proposed changes. 
Lauren Hodkiewicz

Marketing Specialist
City of Madison Metro Transit
(608) 266-4903








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