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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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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Hartmeyer Wetlands, Bimbo Bakery Redevelopment and PFAS meeting

June 27, 2022 8:57 PM

Hi Neighbors, 

Hartmeyer Wetlands and Affordable Housing 

I want to share a great success story with you. After years of advocacy from neighbors, environmental advocates and surrounding neighborhood associations, last week at the Common Council meeting I was successful in protecting 15 acres of wetland and also increasing space to accommodate 550 units of affordable housing.This could not have been accomplished without the tireless efforts of our community. It took almost five years to accomplish and so many meetings, from the start of the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment to the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan and then finally to creating the official map of Hartmeyer Land. We did it together!  

Thank you! I really appreciate all the neighbors, friends, community advocates, Friends of Hartmeyer, Sherman Neighborhood Association and all the many stakeholders who kept believing in this and working hard to make this happen. I know so many of you put in many of your precious time and effort. Together, we have achieved this big victory.


Development of 3401 E Washington, Bimbo Bakery site

I want to share important dates for next steps regarding the construction of an affordable housing project at the corner of Fair Oak and East Washington Aves. Below are the dates when this project comes to various committees and commissions. Please mark your calendar accordingly:

6/29: Urban Design initial review
7/11: Plan Commission
7/13: Urban Design final review
7/19: Common Council


Well 15 Public Information Meeting and Listening Session
June 30th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Court, Madison, WI, 53704

Please join us June 30th at the East Madison Community Center to receive an update on the current status of municipal Well 15, including information on an upcoming PFAS treatment project. This will be the first of several chances for members of the public to provide input on this project and to express any opinions, concerns or recommended priorities. A short presentation will be given by Water Utility staff followed by an opportunity for public input.

More information about the project can be found here:

Please contact Joe Grande, Water Quality Manager, if you have any questions or concerns:, (608) 261-9101


Thanks, everyone. 

All the best,

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