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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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2314 E Dayton St

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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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An Update on the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan: Public Meetings

January 8, 2020 5:31 PM

Next week, I have organized a public meeting to hear about two important topics affecting our community regarding the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan.

In the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan the city has proposed to open Coolidge Street to Packers Avenue. Many of you have reached out to me and expressed your concerns about opening Coolidge Street to vehicle traffic from Packers Avenue. It is important for the city to hear residents' voices and make the appropriate decision. I would like to invite you all to attend the presentation of the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan and ask you to share your thoughts, feedback and ask questions then. ?

The topics discussed will include the city's proposed plan to open Coolidge Street to Packers Avenue, as well as future development regarding preserving the Hartmeyer (31 acres) wetlands and nature area.


This meeting will be held on:

Date:  Thursday, January 16th 

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00PM

Location:  Bashford Church, 329 North Street


Also, the city staff and the consultant on the project are hosting a public open house for the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan.


The public open house will be held on:

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: TBD

Location: 910 Oscar Avenue at OM Station (the former Oscar Mayer office building)


At this meeting, the city staff are presenting the updated Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Draft design and will listen to community feedback. As soon as time has been confirmed for the open house I will update you. 

Then, it will go to the Plan Commission sometime in February (Date TBD). The Plan Commission is the body which makes the final decision on the plan and then it will be referred to the Common Council for adoption. 

I invite you to attend these events and ask you to share your thoughts, feedback and ask questions. 


If you are unable to attend either meeting, please send me an email with your comments and feedback.

Your feedback means a lot to me and I want to make sure it is passed onto the Plan Commission before they make major decisions about our neighborhood. I will share your feedback, along with other constituents' comments, with the Plan Commission before the February meeting. They will be the body which will decide the future of Coolidge Street and HartMeyer Land. It is very important for us to provide our feedback during the plan process at both meetings, so the Plan Commission is aware of public input and concerns before they make important decisions. 

If you have questions or comments related to Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan, contact Dan McAuliffe by email or at 261-9676. 

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