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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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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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Tag: Economic Development

Madison Economic Development Strategy Meeting

The Madison Economic Development Division is hosting an economic development strategy community meeting to discuss draft ideas from the City’s “Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy.” Madison Economic Development Strategy Public Meeting Monday June 15 6:30-8:30pm Warner Park … [read more]

D12 Update - Meetings of interest

SHERMAN-NORTH SHERMAN-FORDEM AVE DEVELOPMENT MEETING TonIGHt Today! Monday June 29 at 6:00pm Center For Families 2120 Fordem Avenue Residents are invited to a presentation of a proposed multi-use redevelopment at the triangle at Sherman/North Sherman/Fordem Avenue. This is not the … [read more]

Week of August 3

Taste of FEED Saturday, August 8 from 4:30 to 7:00pm FEED Kitchens - 1219 North Sherman Avenue This event has a family focus. Kids activities will include hands-on pottery demonstrations, decorate-your-own-sugar-cookie instruction, scavenger hunts in the Kitchens, a fire engine from … [read more]

Oscar Mayer, Sherman Yard Art

Oscar Mayer Positions Eliminated Earlier this morning the City received the legal notification that Kraft Heinz Foods was eliminating 165 positions at the Oscar Mayer corporate offices. This is a tough day for all us, my thoughts are with the employees of Oscar Mayer. Oscar Mayer is a … [read more]

Judge Doyle Square - Council Discussion Delayed

Tonight's discussion about Judge Doyle Square/Madison Municipal Building/Exact Science/Government East Parking Ramp is anticipated to be delayed until September 15 (the next Council Meeting). From Denise DeMarb, Council President: At tonight's council meeting, I will ask for … [read more]

Judge Doyle Square Council Discussion

Over the past several years the City of Madison has been actively working to redevelop the rear property at the Madison Municipal Building – commonly known as Judge Doyle Square “JDS”. I fully support the concept of reuse of the site, a surface parking lot is not the best and ideal use for … [read more]

D12 Update - JDS

Judge Doyle Square Many of you are aware that the potentially final discussion and vote on the Judge Doyle Square (JDS) proposal will occur this Tuesday September 29. The Council will convene and hear the full presentation and public comment and then meet as a “Committee of the Whole” which … [read more]

The Anatomy of A Decision

It’s now approaching six hours of debate, presentation and questions about the Judge Doyle Square (JDS) proposal. There have been testimonial from the city’s negotiation team, the public, the developer and Exact Science. While some information is repeated, there is new information or new … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Closing

It is disappointing that Oscar Mayer has decided to leave Madison instead of investing in and flourishing with our community. Many District 12 residents and Northsiders have dedicated their lives to Oscar Mayer and will be losing their livelihoods. Oscar Mayer has been part of our … [read more]

District 12 Happenings

Fordem Avenue Resurfacing Meeting The City of Madison is proposing to resurface Fordem Avenue from East Johnson Street to Sherman Avenue in 2016. A project location map is enclosed for your reference. City Engineering will host a public informational meeting regarding the project … [read more]

Food, Food, Food!

Food continues to be a hot topic in District 12. Quite a few developments are happing that revolve around either food production, distribution or consumption. Public Market The owners of the Washington Plaza Shopping Center (at the corner of First Street and East Washington Ave) have … [read more]

Willy North opens Monday August 15!

I'm excited to receive word that the Willy Street Co-Op new Northside location will be open for business this coming Monday, August 15 at 7:30am! Madison, WI (August 12, 2016) - The wait is over! Willy Street Co-op's new Northside location at 2817 N. Sherman Avenue will “softly” … [read more]

Urgent: Public Market BOE Amendment

Capital Budget BOE Proposed Amendments BOE Agenda for this Monday September 26 4:30 pm Madison Municipal Building Rm 260 Agenda Item 13 Earlier today (ironically just around the ribbon cutting on the new Willy North store), the Board of Estimates 2017 BOE Proposed Capital Budget … [read more]

Public Market Budget Amendment - Alternate Side

The Council voted to maintain the Madison Public Market in the Capital budget with some modifications for the language, but not the financial. The new budget language approved is: No planned GO Borrowing will be appropriated for construction of the Public Market until the following … [read more]

Oscar Mayer site

Greetings! You might have heard the recent news that a potential developer is interested in the Oscar Mayer site. They are still in the review phase and have not made any decisions as to what to develop on the site. in the past week I have been engaged with Mayor Soglin, Alder … [read more]

City of Madison Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee

City of Madison Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee Last night, Alder Kemble and I introduced a resolution creating the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee. The resolution is set to go to the Economic Development Committee, Plan Commission and Finance Committee before returning … [read more]

Foxconn and Oscar Mayer site

Dear Residents- Foxconn. A company that has been in the news lately for proposing a 20 million square feet factory on about 1.56 square miles, employing from 3,000 to 13,000 employees with a $3,000,000,000 taxpayer subsidy. More recently, it's apparent that they're interested in a … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Public Meeting - Thursday August 2

The city's Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee invites you to a public Open House to discuss and provide your input in the plans for Oscar Mayer and surrounding area. Please join us next Thursday, August 2 from 6-8pm at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. The committee … [read more]

Development-Oscar Mayer-Recyclopedia

Speed Hump Survey for Browning Road This past week, city Traffic Engineering has mailed a survey for the construction of speed humps on Browning Road between N Sherman Ave and Dryden Rd to eligible owners and residents. I encourage residents on Browning Road to respond to the survey to … [read more]

Hello and updates from Alderman Syed Abbas

Hi everyone, This is my first blog post as District 12 Alder. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you. I look forward to working with you all. I'm including several neighborhood updates below: Sherman Plaza Inc. Knothe & Bruce Architects are working with the Bruns … [read more]


OSCAR MAYER Hi Neighbors, please see below the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan July's Update from the consultant we are working with: As part of the Oscar Mayer Special Area planning process, the project team intends to provide regular updates to interested parties. As many of you may … [read more]

Neighborhood meeting Plat of 61 acre farm - 4000 Packers Avenue Moves Online

Dear neighbors, Couple of weeks ago you received an invitation in the mail from me and Alder Kemble inviting you to attend a meeting on March 25th regarding the Packer/N.Sherman Development proposal so you can get more information and awareness. Because of the COVID-19 situation in … [read more]


Good morning Neighbors, The Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan is going through the public input process. The list of committees and dates is below. Sharing your feedback on the topics that matter to you during this process is very important. The committees and commissions collect public input … [read more]

Madison Public Market

Dear Neighbors, As you may or may not be aware, the Public Market is in District 12. As the alder of this district, I would like to express my support for the public market. I have requested the Mayor's office to keep all City funding for the Public Market in the upcoming budget. Below are … [read more]

557 North Street and Bimbo Bakery sites virtual meeting recordings

Hi Neighbors, As promised I am sharing video recordings of two neighborhood meetings I organized. Please review and let me know if you have questions or concerns. 557 North Street Meeting … [read more]

Coming up: The International at 255 N. Sherman Avenue Virtual Meeting - Feb 10th

Dear Neighbor, Apollo Márquez proposes to open The International, a café/lounge, at 255 N. Sherman Avenue. The establishment would have a capacity of approximately 50 indoors and approximately 32 outdoors. Proposed hours of operation are 6am-10pm Sunday through Thursday, and 6am-12am Friday … [read more]

Coming up: 1 Sherman Terrace Virtual Meeting - Feb 23rd

Dear Neighbor, Please join me for a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about a redevelopment proposal for 1 Sherman Terrace. Jason Iverson proposes to renovate the existing building for commercial uses and to construct two new buildings: a two-story building with five live/work … [read more]

Third virtual meeting Oct 3rd re 550 unit affordable housing project at Hartmeyer Property

Dear Neighbor, Please join me for the third virtual neighborhood meeting on the redevelopment of the former Hartmeyer property. The project will include approximately 250 units of senior and 300 units of family affordable housing. During the first half of the meeting, the development team … [read more]

Virtual Meeting Oct 10th re 500 Units Housing Project at 1617 Sherman Avenue

Dear Neighbor, Vermilion Development is seeking a zoning change for the property at 1617 Sherman Avenue from Suburban Employment (SE) to Transitional Residential – Urban 2 (TR-U2). The development would include the demolition of an underutilized office building to be replaced with multifamily … [read more]

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