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Alder Zachary Henak

Alder Zachary Henak

Alder Zachary Henak

Contact Information

Home Address:

4030 Council Crest
Madison , WI 53711

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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 Henak’s District 10 Updates

Community Conversation

I have heard from a number of residents that you would like to hear about what happens after someone is arrested as it is not always clear. We put together the following conversation which will be held September 24th at 5:30PM. Follow the link on the below flier for registration.


Here is a link to register:


Brush and Leaf pick up changes

I want to pass along that brush collection and leaf collection are being done differently this year. Brush collection first and then the same crews switching to leaf collection. 


Brush Collection – Final Round Starts Monday, September 21, 2020

Here's the link:


Brand New Leaf/Yard Waste Collection Schedule Begins October 11, 2020

Here's the link:

How to attend Hammersley virtual meeting

I wanted to present this Link on its own for ease of reference.

The link will take you to a registration page where you will enter your name and email address in order to email you a link to the Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed development at 4604 Hammersley. 

You will know it is the correct page as the title, time, and date of the meeting will be on the registration page.

This is the method by which most of our city meetings are attended in our current day virtual world. For more information on our weekly city meeting schedule or how to interact with city meetings please visit the below site.


Be Well, 

Zachary Henak



4604 Hammersley Neighborhood Meeting-Development

Here is the postcard which will be going to the Summit Woods neighborhood. I wanted to get the information out to anyone interested as early as possible. I am also including the updated drawings and plans Here.

We will have a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear a progress update on Ripple Management/Tom Ripple's development proposal for 4604 Hammersley Road.

The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m.


Tom Ripple-Developer

Knothe and Bruce Architects Representative- Architect

KL Engineering Representative-Traffic Study 

Zachary Henak-Alder

Kevin Firchow-Planning

Sean Malloy-Traffic Engineering


Schedule of Meetings and approvals for project: Meetings are hyperlinked to provide background on city meetings.

Development Assistance Team-July 23rd  

1st Neighborhood meeting Aug. 10th 

2nd Neighborhood meeting Sept. 23rd 

Plan Submittal to City-October 7th

Plan Commission-November 23rd


Zachary Henak

Alder, 10th District 

(608) 471-2900


More information-

This is the site of the former Brookwood US Post Office. Mr. Ripple proposes to construct a three-story building consisting of 53 apartments, 1700 sq. ft. of commercial space, and underground parking. The site is presently zoned Commercial Corridor-Transitional (CC-T), and the developer plans to adhere to the current zoning requirements, although conditional use approvals will be required.

Changes from previous meeting in response to resident concerns-

Increased Traffic - A traffic studdy is being performed by KL Engineering to be validated by City Engineering Staff and presented at the neighborhood meeting. I have asked for it to be made available prior to the meeting for residents, and will pass it on as soon as it is completed and provided to me.

Light/Shade impact on neighbors-A shade study has been started and will be provided once complete.

Parking-The issue of visitor and resident parking was brought up and the developer modified the building to add a surface entrance with 9 parking spaces for visitors. The underground parking was also expanded to 64 stalls. This increases the total parking from the original 53 to 73. Because of the changes it also decreased the number of units to 53 from 55 and brought down the average unit size, increasing the number of studios.

Storm Water-New, more stringent stormwater requirments will be met.

Mayoral Address Today 1PM-link included

Our Madison- Moving Forward Together

Mayor Rhodes-Conway to Address the City thisafternoon

Join Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
as she discusses the challenges we're facing today and how to move Madison forward

-Keeping our community safe from COVID-19

-Responding to the economic crisis

-Developing critical public safety strategies


You are able to watch the Mayor's speech by simply clicking on this link on Madison's City Channel for a special address.

1:00 pm Thursday, August 13, 2020

Westgate Mall Progress Update-Plan Commission Monday

Update on the Westgate Mall Development.

-Urban Design Commission notes of July 1st can be found at:

-Plan Commission agenda for this Monday August 10th 5:30PM can be found below.

Please see items 11-13 for the Westgate Development:

In the agenda you can click on the links to access all files, comments, and proposals submitted on the items.

-Developer Website for project:

Please Note:This site states a Plan Commission date of July 27th. This item was refered to the August 10th meeting for Monday to allow for the compleation of a Traffic Demand Managment Plan (TDMP) to be considered. JT Kline has been notified and is working to update the date on the site.


Information on how to participate:

The City of Madison is holding this Plan Commission meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Important information regarding how to listen to or watch and participate in this meeting:

1. WRITTEN COMMENTS: You can send comments on agenda items to

2. REGISTER BUT DO NOT SPEAK: You can register your support, opposition, or neither support or opposition to an agenda item without speaking at

3. REGISTER TO SPEAK or TO ANSWER QUESTIONS: If you wish to speak to an agenda item at the virtual meeting in support, opposition, or neither support or opposition, you MUST register.

You can register at When you register to speak OR answer questions, you will be prompted to provide contact information so that you can be sent an email with the information you will need to join the virtual meeting.

4. WATCH THE MEETING: You can listen to or watch the Plan Commission meeting in several ways:

• Livestream on the Madison City Channel website:

• Livestream on the City of Madison YouTube Channel:

• Television: Watch live on Charter Digital 994 and AT&T U-Verse 99
• Listen to audio via phone: (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free) | Webinar ID: 987 4639 6645

Development Meeting 4604 Hammersley Road

Here is a reminder to those in the Summit Woods Neighborehood as they recieved Post Cards already, and Notice to the rest of the district if you would like to join. Please register per the below instructions.

-Post Card-

Please join me for a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Rip- ple Management/Tom Ripple's development proposal for 4604 Hammersley Road, the site of the former Brookwood US Post Office. Mr. Ripple proposes to construct a three-story building consisting of 55 apartments, 1600 sq. ft. of com- mercial space, and underground parking. The site is presently zoned Commer- cial Corridor-Transitional (CC-T), and the developer plans to adhere to the cur- rent zoning requirements, although conditional use approvals will be required.

The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Ripple and a representative from Knothe and Bruce Architects will attend the meeting to provide more information regarding this proposal and to gain in- put and feedback from neighbors and stakeholders.

You will receive login infor-mation after registering for the meeting at

I look forward to meeting with you on Monday

Zachary Henak
Alder, 10th District (608) 471-2900

4604 Hammersley

Dev Plans

Westgate Meetings

Hello Neighbors, 

I had asked the developers to create more detail around the opportunitys for input in the process and what each of the bodys examining the development are looking at. Please find the updated information page at

The next meeting is:

Urban Design Commission (Virtual) – Initial Meeting, July 1, 2020 – 4:30 PM

The Urban Design Commission (UDC) reviews planned developments with a pointed focus on the design, specifically, of the development. UDC makes recommendations to the City Plan Commission, Common Council and any other concerned commissions regarding design, appearance, beauty and aesthetics of all public and private buildings, structures, landscaping and open areas. 

For Meeting Agenda and viewing instructions:

The Westgate Mall Redevelopment project is item 18 on the agenda. For directions on how to register, either in support or in opposition, please see top of the agenda. 


Select Neighborhoods Receiving Power Line Tree Maintenance

Hello Neighbors,

Please provide feedback on the proposed pruning areas in the form of an email or a phone call to Forestry by 3 pm, Tuesday, May 26th.  Folks may call the general forestry line at (608) 266-4816 or email the Forestry Program Assistant Aaron Leair at to provide feedback on the proposed permit for MG&E.

Also, Forestry has a website that has the proposed pruning areas by aldermanic districts and an email link to provide feedback.  The link for this website is:

Finally, if you have any questions about your own private trees as it relates to MG&E lines they can contact them at:

Tree Trimming Map

A quick map key:

Thick black line = highest voltage (feeds entire neighborhood)

Blue, Red, Green line = high voltage (feeds blocks of houses)

Thin grey line = low voltage 

White circle = pole

Odana Area Plan

I want to highlight next weeks discussion sessions as they pertain directly to the Odana area. This is how you can have inpute into how planning sees an area and what you feel the future should bring. Planning is a long road but this is the time to really have a say in the future of the area. 

View details at

Schedule of Engagements:

Week 2:  Case Studies - Mall & Office Redevelopment Examples
Monday May 11th 12:15-1 pm, and Thursday May 14, 5:15- 6 pm
Week 3:  Odana Area Plan Focused Discussion
Monday May 18th 12:15-1 pm, and Thursday May 21th 5:15-6 pm

Week 4:  Greater East Towne Area Plan Focused Discussion
Monday June 1st 12:15-1 pm, and Thursday June 4th 5:15-6 pm


Odana Area Plan


The City of Madison Planning Division is continuing digital engagement for the Greater East Towne and Odana Area Plan with a series of virtual lunch and learns and evening engagements.  This follows up on Mall Madness PDF , a tournament style bracket used to better understand the public's thoughts and preferences PDF  about how these areas could transform in the coming years.
The weekly series of virtual brown bags and evening engagements will discuss different aspect of plan development.  The first week's engagements will focus on issues associated with malls and large commercial areas.  It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how Covid19 presents new challenges for these areas.  The second week will highlight mall redevelopment examples from around the country, and how those efforts activated stagnant, dead or declining commercial areas.  Subsequent weeks will take an in depth look at the Greater East Towne and Odana Area Plan boundaries and the unique issues and opportunities present.
These webinars will use Zoom and are accessible via computer, smart phone or phone (audio only).  Advance registration is required.  Sign up here to participate. 


The City of Madison is planning for the future of the city's malls! To kick-off the Greater East Towne and Odana Area Plans, we used a tournament style bracket to better understand thoughts and preferences about how the areas could transform in the coming years. Each "team" represents a potential component of a comprehensive redevelopment vision.  Teams in each bracket region represent a different focus: Things to Do, Places to Live and Work, Getting Around, and Design and Character.  Results can be found here.


The Odana Area Plan boundary encompasses 1,044 acres – that's 73% larger than Downtown Madison.  The area is primarily made up of concentrations of single-use office development and single-use retail development surrounded by large parking lots.  This style of development, primarily constructed from the 1970s through the 1990s, increases traffic, decreases pedestrian and bicycle activity, reduces the effectiveness of transit, and increases stormwater runoff, amongst other negative impacts. 

The 2018 Comprehensive Plan significantly increased the amount of planned mixed-use development in the area, but also noted that redevelopment that includes substantial residential components should be preceded by adoption of a detailed City plan that addresses connectivity improvements, more parks and open space, and other amenities and infrastructure necessary to support residential development.  The overall goal for the Odana Area Plan process is to create a plan that addresses those elements to facilitate redevelopment within an area that has, thus far, not seen as much redevelopment as many other areas of the city that are between West Towne and East Towne.  The Plan will also look to prepare the area for future Bus Rapid Transit service.   

The Odana Area Plan creation, combined with the concurrent Greater East Towne Area Plan process, represents a new type of undertaking for the City: large-scale plans to guide redevelopment of predominantly commercial areas into mixed-use Activity Centers. 

Last Updated: 05/08/2020

5567 Odana Road -Recording of Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Video and Presentation

This is an exerpt from Alder Furman's Blog but it is close to District 10 so I wanted to push it out to all of you.

5567 Odana Road - Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Video and Presentation

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Alder Furman and Alder Henak hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting where we heard about McGrath Property Group's redevelopment proposal for 5567 Odana Road, site of the former BMO Bank drive-up banking branch. McGrath proposes to demolish the existing building and drive-up structure and construct a new, five-story, mixed-use project that would consist of first-floor parking and retail/commercial space and four stories of residential (79 units).

You can view the project application here.

The video from 4/23 is available to watch.

You can also download the presentation.

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out:

Westgate Mall Zoom Neighborhood Meeting

This is the postcard which has been sent out to the Midvale Heights Neighborhood. Everyone is welcome to join and participate. Please reach out to me and the development team with any questions or comments before the meeting. 

The Agenda will go as follows:

-Welcome by District Alder

-Introduction and meeting instructions from City Staff

-Presentation by Development Team

-Question and Answer session with Development Team and City Staff

-Closing by District Alder

------------------------Post Card Text----------------------------------

Please join us for a Zoom Neighborhood Meeting of JT Klein Company's redevelopment plans for Westgate Mall. The Westgate Mall redevelopment, located at the corner of Whitney Way and Tokay Boulevard, will include affordable and market rate housing. A future phase may include office or medical uses. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 817 1576 9318 Password: 007626 Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US 

Additionally, the following two opportunities are available to review the plans and share input:
1. Project website: The site contains plans (after May 13), Public 

Comment, and up-to-date presentation material. A recording of the May 13 

Zoom meeting will also be posted on the project website.
2. Plans posted at Westgate Mall (after May 13, entrance closest to Hy-vee). Please 

stop by to review the plans, comment cards are available in the brochure box. Comments and questions may be submitted to 


Looking forward to the Zoom meeting! 

Alder Zachary Henak (608) 471-2900 

Alder Keith Furman (608) 912-0000 


First Ever Virtual Council Meeting Going on Now

This is the notification sent out on our meeting tonight through the My Account List Serve (City Of Madison News list) you can sign up for Here


Madison Common Council to Conduct First Virtual Meeting on March 31, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:08pm

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Madison Common Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting virtually in response to COVID-19. The City's IT Team has been working to adapt technology to conduct meetings similar to in-person meetings. The City has selected video and audio-conferencing software Zoom, which will be used by Alders, staff, and members of the public wishing to testify in front of the Council.

March 31, 2020, agenda:

For members of the public wishing to watch the meeting, we highly recommend watching via the Madison City Channel website, City of Madison YouTube Channel or on television (Charter Digital 994 and AT&T U?Verse 99). Audio listening via phone is available by calling: (312) 626-6799, and typing: 531 697 510

You can watch the meeting using the Zoom app, but we recommend using one of the above methods if you won't be speaking on an agenda item. Find how to watch the meeting via Zoom at:

For those who wish to provide input on items on the agenda, we recommend sending in comments or registering to speak as soon as possible.

Written Comments: You can send comments on agenda items to
Register but Do Not Speak: You can register your support or opposition to an agenda item without speaking at
Register and Speak: If you wish to speak at the virtual meeting on an agenda item, you must register to speak at When you register to speak, you will be sent an email with the information you will need to join the virtual meeting.

"This will be a new experience for all Alders, staff, and the public. We ask for patience while we navigate challenges related to this new technology," said Council President Shiva Bidar.

The public is encouraged to share feedback on their experience by e-mail to, subject line: CC Virtual meeting.

Hannah Mohelnitzky, Public Information Officer

Engineering Division , City-County Building, Room 115

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI 53703

'Cell: 608-669-3560

'Desk: 608-242-6003


COVID-19 Update

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you are doing well and finding positives in our current situation. Things will continue to change rapidly for the foreseeable future, and I hope we will have the grace to give those around us (now on a very consistent and prolonged basis) the space, trust, and comfort they need to maintain a supportive environment.

If you are looking for ways to volunteer your time, The United Way Dane County is coordinating the volunteer effort. You can contact Morghan Vélez ( or visit their website at 

-The Orchard Ridge Neighborhood Association has also established a volunteer list for anyone needing assistance.

If you would like to donate funds, there are a number of local charities collecting funding, including the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and the United Way Dane County.

There is a lot of information out there so I want to direct you as concisely as possible to a few websites updated often for topics you will need to stay informed on. 

  1. The City's homepage, where general city developments are posted at
  2. If you would like an email with each City topic update, please sign up for a free My Account, which is just used for email subscriptions, at .
  3. To filter other information out, you can visit the CIty's COVID-19 specific page at
  4. The City's homepage also links to the Public Health Madison and Dane County website, which provides updates from the County at


To give you an idea, current updates include:

  • How the parks department is responding
  • Voting, the Election, and COVID-19
  • Child Care Guidance
  • Public information meetings to be rescheduled
  • Updated Metro Transit Protocols 
  • Water Utility Exempting Late Payment Fees
  • Mayors message on local business
  • No Unloading Assistance at City Drop Off Cites

I also recieved the following from West District police station. Please execute an evening routine of locking and securing your residence. 

West Dist.

Stay Calm, Carry On, and put your garbage out a half hour earlier.

Dear Neighbors, 

I know most are inundated with information about COVID-19. It has been a crazy and anxiety ridden week. Please take a little bit of time and breathe. Remember to take care of yourself. We can only help others if we are healthy ourselves. In chaotic times such as these I try to alleviate some stress by remembering the basics.

-Healthy eating habits

-Good, quality, scheduled sleep

-Exercise-move your body

Keeping some elements of a normal routine can work wonders, especially for kids. 

My Neighborhood Meetings Have Now Been Canceled Till Further Notice-

CMNNA Pedestrian safety Meeting on the 19th Canceled-


We were all set to send out postcards for a meeting on the 23rd but decided to postpone for obviouse reasons. At the next meeting the developer will have renderings, building massing, and updated plans. 


Update from streets,

The Streets Division will start refuse and recycling collection services at 6:30am beginning on March 16, 2020.

All residents should have their carts out to the curb ready for collection by 6:30am on their normally scheduled collection day. Carts set out late may not be collected.

The 6:30am start time is a slight adjustment to the traditional 7:00am start time for these services. This earlier start time will be in place until further notice.

Residents may need to adjust their trash and recycling collection routines in order to have their carts out and ready for collection by the earlier start time.


-City crews are examining their work flows to create resiliency through Social Distancing, Staggering Start times, compartmentalizing crews as to not have large morning updates or information sessions, and instead have smaller team updates. 

-An overview and in depth information on State and Local mandates and suggestions can be found on the Cities home page at:


There are many groups organizing to support the needs of our community. Think about contacting your local school or their PTO as many are organizing to fill the voide of food and other services schools provide as they close. Neighborhood centers are also stepping up as well as food banks to fill the voide. Please consider how you can keep an eye on your neighbors and connect them to help if they need it. 

If you cant figure out were to go for a service or problem, please don't hesitate to reach out and I will do the best I can to connect you. 

Alder Zachary Henak
District 10
Cell: 608-471-2900
Common Council Office

Meetings in Review

Reminder, if you want to receive notifications like the following snow removal please sign up for them at 

I do not forward all of these but will continue to give a sample in my updates and urge you to sign up on your own as you can then curate the content you want to receive.

The snow that started to accumulate overnight on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and continued on Thursday, February 13, 2020 must be cleared from public sidewalks by 12:00 (noon) on Friday, February 14, 2020. Ice that cannot be removed must be treated with sand and/or other suitable substances in order to prevent the ice from being dangerous. Free sand is available at the following locations: 

Monday the 3rd

CMNNA Board Meeting-

The Board has been looking at a number of complaints from residents about pedestrian safety particularly at intersections with over grown city foliage and is making a proposal to the city they requested my comment on.

Tuesday to 4th

Common Council-

-The highlight of the meeting which stood out was the discussion around a street reconstruction right down the road from us in district 13 where sidewalks had been proposed consistent with the city planning documents but there was a disagreement between residents on weather the sidewalks should go in. The residents opposed to the project appealed to the Board of Public Works and got an approval to significantly decrease the sidewalk proposal. The discussion at council was as to why the appeal of the project hadn't gone to the Transportation Commission or even been reviewed by transportation or pedestrian safety staff. The Council made significant noise that this is often the practice and should be made standard.

Thursday the 6th

CDBG- Recommended approval of two Affordable Housing Projects, Find details in the agenda at

Tuesday the 11th -

Thoreau PTO Meeting-could not Attend due to illness

Wednesday the 12th-could not Attend due to illness

Park Commission-I did not attend but have been working hard to find the right balance of dog access and enforcement as we do have problems with off leash dogs and cleaning up after dogs. I really hope we as dog owners can come together and hold each other accountable.

-I am also working on a legislation change to take the current penalty for an off leash offense from 4 tiers down to 2 and eliminate the use of warnings. This is a very large expansion of dog friendly space in madison and there need to be some tools put in place to recognize the significant concerns of community members who experience the negative outcomes of people deciding to operate outside of the agreed upon rules. 

My Hopes-

-Dog owners License their dogs and if you are taking your dog to the park with you, make sure they have a Park Pass-This is how I am hoping to pay for dog clean up stations at all dog friendly parks. So please pay for your license and pass, and make parks more inviting for everyone. Find fee information at 

The site has not been updated for the upcoming change, but you will need a dog park permit as well as Dog License to take your dog to the park.

-Don't let your dog off leash outside of designated off leash parks-this is big!

-Pick up after your dog


Thursday the 13th-could not Attend due to illness- I have basically been bed ridden for three days

-Stay Healthy and take care of yourself and your family.

Flad Park Basketball court replacement public meeting-

Public Test Of Election Equipment

I want to highlight the open and transparent methods we use to maintain confidance in our elections here in Madison.

The City of Madison Clerk's Office invites the public to observe its public test of election equipment this weekend. The City of Madison conducts its public test on a Saturday in order to make the process as accessible to the public as possible.

Prior to each election, the Clerk's Office staff tests its DS200 tabulators to make sure they will accurately count votes on Election Day.

After testing each machine for accurate vote tabulation, Clerk's Office staff secure the ballot box and scanner with tamper evident seals that are marked with unique serial numbers. The Clerk's Office staff documents these serial numbers at the public test, and election officials verify the serial numbers as they open the polls on Election Day.

The City of Madison public test of election equipment will be held at 2713 E. Washington Ave. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, Feb. 8, and on Monday, Feb. 10. The Clerk's Office staff will break for lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm each day.


Maribeth Witzel-Behl(608)

Rest of last week


Coffee W/ A Cop-

9-10:30AM Steep and Brew on Mineral Point Rd. 

Joel DeSpain presented and had a great conversation on Public Information Officers and the in's and out's of his roll at MPD.


Coffee w/ The Mayor and Area Alders

4:30-6PM-3809 Mineral Point Rd.


Salt Wise Presentation and Discussion-

7-8:30AM-Sequoya Library-This is an event put on by Friends of Lake Wingra-



Allied Drive Community Meal

6:30-8PM at the Allied Boys and Girls Club

-Great Turn out with over 25 adults and 22 Kids!

Thank you and let me know if you have topics you would like more depth of information on.

Municipal Golf

Wednesday- Municipal Golf Task Force

The Task Force had its first evening of really discussing and debating all the information which has been presented to it up to this point. The task force asked Parks to look at three scenarios to see what kind of impacts they would have. These are not recommendations but only scenarios to model and give the task for an idea of the impacts. 

The three big questions we seem to be looking at are:

-What is the purpose/Mission of Madison Municipal Golf

-How many holes of golf should Madison be providing

-Where should those holes be located

-Should it remain an Enterprise Fund or be shifted to a Special Revenue fund housed in Parks


The three scenarios The Task Force asked Parks to consider all included transferring Golf back to Parks as part of a Special Revenue Fund.


Operate:Odana, Glenway, and 27 holes at Yahara

    Close:Monona and 9 holes at Yahara

Operate:Odana, Glenway, and Monona


Operate:Odana, Monona

    Close:Yahara, Glenway


The Task force agreed that Madison should be in the business of municipal golf, and that it needs to reduce the number of holes by some number. We are making progress and I am very proud of the way everyone has come together to have open conversations. 


Westgate-Meetings Last Week

I have been trying to send out a summery of last weeks meetings, but it continuously got rejected and now looks like it is because there is a maximum word count on an update. Sorry for the delay. I am emailing out just on the Westgate meetings but if you visit the website I will have summarys of Municipal Golf and the rest of the week.

Monday/Tuesday-Westgate Mall Preliminary Planning Meetings

Between the two evenings we had over 260 residents come out offering up ideas and concerns for the project. I have provided a link to the presentation below as promised. 



The concerns and hopes I heard:

-Gateway to the area, make it a design we are proud of.

-Pedestrian Centric/Walkable





-Preparation of the school district to accommodate students

-Concerns around ample green/park space

-Density and the light/shadow distribution between buildings

-Stormwater Management 

-Sustainable building practices and systems

-Making sure to get the mix of affordable, market rate, senior, and unit size right.

-Space for indoor walking

-Community space


-Phasing of potential project, will it happen at once or in a number of projects one after the other.

-How are city services impacted and consulted(Police, Fire, Streets)

-Site layout with respect to building heights and orientations


Lost and Found-If you lost a silver Fossil watch or found a black neck gaiter with a drawstring on one end. Please give me a call at 608-471-2900.


Please sign up for emails @

There are many ways to get information from The City of Madison. The below is a Link to My.City of Madison Account. 

This is an account specificaly used to manage your email subscriptions. Many city departments and initiatives will develop an email list where they send out updates and information such as declared snow emergencies or beach closures. You can also get weekly meeting updates to let you know when meetings are happening, or project based emails such as Monroe Street Construction Last year. There are drop down lists by topic so you only get the information you are interested in.

Creat your account or log in at:

I will forward a few of these on and encourage people to sign up on their own as well. 


Have a great Monday,

Alder Zachary Henak
District 10
Cell: 608-471-2900
Common Council Office

2020-2021 Refuse, Recycling, and Large Item Schedule Calendars Now Available

The 2020-2021 collection schedule calendars are now available.

The collection schedule calendar shows what day refuse, recycling, and large items will be collected by Streets Division crews.

When placing carts and large items out for collection, be sure to have them out to the curb by 7:00am on the pickup day shown on your collection schedule calendar. 

To get the calendar, go to and enter your address as directed. This will open a new tab in your web browser.  In the new tab, you will first see the 2019 collection calendar. When you scroll down, you will find the 2020 and 2021 calendars. 

Residents who prefer paper copies of the calendar mailed to them can contact the Streets Division office that services their home to receive their collection schedule calendar.  

If you live west of S. Park Street, you should call 608-266-4681.  If you live east of S. Park Street, you should call 608-246-4532.

Additional information about refuse, recycling, and large item collection can be found on the Streets Division's website,

Happy New year and welcome to Updates

Hello District 10,

I am working on getting more information out, and wanted to switch to a more user friendly process. I am switching to this updates format and will be looking for your feedback. If you have any comments please email me at

We are kicking off the year with a combined listening session with a few Alders and the Mayor. Stop by and let us know your thoughts.

Be Well, 

Zachary Henak

Mayor Coffee