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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

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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Latest Developments and Events in D12

June 11, 2019 4:59 PM

Hi neighbors, please see below some of the latest developments happening in our district and let me know if you have any questions for me. Thanks!


Oscar Mayer

The City of Madison is kicking off the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan process with a walk and talk event at Oscar Mayer. Participants will learn about the process, gain a better understanding of the planning area and have an opportunity for discussion with City staff and consultants.


When: June 19, 2019 (rain or shine), 5:30pm-7:00pm, depart at 5:45pm from meeting location

Meeting Location:  Oscar Mayer Parking Lot, on the corner of Packers & Commercial Avenues.

Length: 1.7 miles (round trip) - please note, portions of the route are not on paved surfaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Event flyer


Additional project information can be found on the project website:


Northside Town Center

Quick update on the next phase of 2830 Dryden Drive multi-family development project. I organized the neighborhood meeting on May 28th in which the developer and the architect gave a presentation on the preliminary design and answered neighbors' questions. Now, the proposed new four story 27-Unit apartment building with underground and surface parking will give its introduction presentation at the Urban Design Commission (UDC) on June 12th. 

The meeting will start at 4:30PM. Please feel free to join if you would like to hear more about the project. After this intro presentation the UDC will provide feedback and will review the project again in an upcoming meeting where neighbors will have opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback about the project. 

More details of the project can be accessed at the following link:


6th Street Development Project on East Washington Neighborhood Meeting

Red Caboose Daycare and Movin Out are developing a 4-story building on 6th Street and East Washington, across from Union Corners. The building will be used by daycare services (where they will provide affordable daycare services) and affordable housing. The neighborhood meeting to discuss this project is scheduled for June 12th. Although this is not technically in our district, Emerson East and Eken Park neighbors who are living across the road can see the building from their homes. If you have questions about the project, please feel free to join the meeting. More details are listed below. 


When: June 12, 2019 

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Goodman Community Center, Waubesa Room, 149 Waubesa Street


Washington Manor Park

Great news everyone! The pollinator garden has been approved for Washington Manor Park. This is a great opportunity for our kids to learn about Pollinators while they are playing in the park. Wisconsin pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, and hummingbirds. The City will order the plants and figure out a time to get together later next week to install the majority of them. The Eken Park Neighborhood Association will announce a volunteer date shortly to help with installing the plants. Please stay tuned.

Also, Eken Park Neighborhood Association is hosting an event for Washington Manor Playground Grand Opening and Make Music Madison on June 21st. More details about the event can be found at

If you have further questions about these projects, please feel free to follow links provided or reach out to me via or via my cell at 608-572-6984.


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