City of
Madison

District 12

Alder Syed Abbas

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Council President

Alder Syed Abbas,
Council President

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Home Address:

P.O. Box 7671
Madison , WI 53707

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 Abbas’ Blog

Tag: Oscar Mayer

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]

Three Northside Meetings of Note

Greetings! In the next two weeks there will be three very different meetings on the Northside of items that I believe are important to District 12 residents. I look forward to seeing you there! Oscar Mayer Site Public Listening Session Wednesday February 24 6:30pm Warner … [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]

District 12 Round Up

2017 City Budget Not only does the end of August bring students back to school, it begins the Common Council's discussion of the next city budget. For city staff, it really begins back in January so there is an extraordinary amount of work putting together each year's budget. We're … [read more]

Budget and Oscar Mayer Meeting, AppleFest

City Budget Listening Session A reminder that Alder Kemble (District 18) and I are co-hosting at 2017 Northside City Budget Listening Session next Monday. Monday September 26, 6:30 – 8:30pm Warner Park Community Recreation Center, Community Room 1625 Northport Drive Learn more … [read more]

Oscar Mayer/Mallards Stadium

Oscar Mayer Special Area Committee The 2017 City of Madison budget allocates $100,000 for a Special Area Plan for the Oscar Mayer (and adjacent) sites. City staff, District 18 Alder Kemble and myself are just beginning to have discussion about the scope of the planning process, the use of … [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]

Chip Sealing, Coffee with A Cop, Oscar Mayer

Chip Sealing Residents of throughout District 12 either have or will soon have chip sealing done on their street. Notice was sent out previously to properties on the streets that the work will be done. Chip sealing is a cost-effective preventative maintenance method used to extend the … [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 Committee Members and 2018 Budget

Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee Members The Mayor has proposed, and the council has accepted, the following recommendations for mebers to the new Oscar Mayer Stategic Assessment committee. ALD. STEVE KING, District 7 - appoint to the position of Common Council Member. … [read more]

District 12 Update

Madison Public Market The Madison Public Market is moving along and picking up steam. The Foundation hosted a successful "Taste of the Market" event and is planning for more. Vendors have now been selected for the MarketReady program – designed to support a diverse group of people to be … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Auction - Dec 6-8

Reich Brothers Partners with Rabin Worldwide for the Auction of Equipment and Redevelopment of the Oscar Mayer Facility Reich Brothers is pleased to announce a partnership with Rabin Worldwide for the redevelopment of the recently purchased Oscar Mayer site in Madison, Wisconsin and a … [read more]

Oscar Mayer, Public Market, Voting

Greetings District 12 Residents! I hope you’re surviving this year’s version of winter. You can stay up-to-date on the various city policies about where to park and sidewalk clearing on the city’s Winter website. You can also sign-up for text/email reminders. This update returns to two … [read more]

D12 Update - Public Market, Oscar Mayer, trash collection

Madison Public Market Update While it may appear to be a quiet 2018 for the Madison Public Market, lots of work has been going on through the city, the property owner and the Madison Public Market Foundation. Two clear actions have recently taken place: selection of the Foundation as the … [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 and Other Updates

First Street Well Demolition There is currently fencing around the former Well 3 in front of the Fleet Services building at the corner of First Street and East Johnson Street. In anticipation of the reconstruction of East Johnson Street, a demolition permit was requested and approved by the … [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]

Latest Developments and Events in D12

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. … [read more]

OSCAR MAYER & CITY OF MADISON TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE RESIDENTS SURVEY

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]

Two Important Events - Oscar Mayer Metro Bus Garage Public Meeting - City of Madison -- Task Force on Government Structure Open House at Warner Park

Hi Neighbors, I would like to invite you to an informational session regarding the City's proposal to buy the Oscar Mayer site to use for a Madison Metro bus garage. The City Transportation Director will share information about the project and future plans.City Economic Development, Deputy … [read more]

PFAS - Wheel Tax - TFOGS - F-35 Community Event - Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Public Open House

Greetings residents: Please see below updates on the Wheel Tax, PFAS, Task Force on Governance Structure (TFOGS) and other important upcoming events. Vehicle Wheel Tax Mayor Rhodes-Conway proposed a $40 per vehicle wheel tax. If approved, the Vehicle Registration total would be $153 to … [read more]

Deadline Today for F-35 Comments - Oscar Mayer - Census 2020

F- 35 Deadline Today I would like to thank all the residents of District 12 who reached out to me regarding their concerns about F-35 bed-down at Truax. We had several community meetings to hear residents' comments and to spread key information about the adverse environmental impact of … [read more]

Capital Budget Amendment 9 - Purchasing HartMeyer 30 Acres Land

Hi Neighbors, I was traveling out of state and returned yesterday evening. Here’s an update on the capital budget amendment. In this amendment, I am proposing the city of Madison buys the 30 acres of HartMeyer land next to the Oscar Mayer site. What is the HartMeyer land? Per the Friends … [read more]

Wetlands - Senior Affordable Housing - Playground Replacement - Public Market and more

Hi Neighbors, Thank you very much for reaching out to me with your feedback and comments before and during the city council budget session. Many of you came to me and expressed your concerns regarding protecting our 31 acres of wetlands at the HartMeyer site next to the Oscar Mayer … [read more]

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

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 … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan, Redevelopment of the former KFC building, PFAS and F35 Events

Neighbors, We have many things happening in our community this week and in February. Important meeting dates and times are below – I hope to see you at some of these events: Redevelopment of the former KFC building on E. Washington Alder Abbas and Alder Rummel are holding a public … [read more]

URGENT: Monday, February 10th (tomorrow), Plan Commission Meeting re: Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan

Hello neighbors, Thank you to all who showed up, expressed concerns and provided feedback at the public meetings on January 16th and 30th about the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan. Now that the final draft came out, the city staff are presenting the draft to the Plan Commission for their … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Plan Update

Dear Neighbors, Thank you all for providing your feedback during the planning process of the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Plan (OMSAP) (link here to the OMSAP). As per the last Plan Commission meeting, the city staff received valuable input from the Plan Commission and decided to … [read more]

OSCAR MAYER - NEW COUNCIL LEADERSHIP - WHEDA AWARDED PROJECTS - COMMERCIAL AND MCCORMICK PROPOSED PROJECT

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]

Monday, May 4th, OMSAP at Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB)

Hi neighbors, I just wanted to give you a quick reminder about tomorrow's Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) meeting where the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) will be discussed. I know many of you reached out to me voicing your concerns. I have been listening and sharing … [read more]

Wednesday, May 13th, Hartmeyer to be discussed at Board of Park and Commission

Hi neighbors, Tomorrow is a good opportunity for neighbors to provide feedback on OMSAP, especially regarding the 31 acres on Hartmeyer natural area. If you want to participate in the meeting please follow the below instructions: 1. Written Comments: You can send comments on … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan - Information for Tenants/Landlords

Dear Neighbors, As you know, the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) is going through the feedback process. So far, it has been presented at the Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) and the Parks Commission. Below are the details of what happened in those two meetings and please … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) - BRT UPdate

Dear Neighbors, As you know, the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) is going through the feedback process. So far, it has been presented at the Transportation Policy and Planning Board (TPPB) and the Parks Commission. Below are the details of what happened in those two meetings and please … [read more]

OMSAP Community Input Final Phase - Coolidge Street - Preserving 31 Acres of HartMeyer Wetland and Natural Area

Dear Neighbors, The Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) is getting into the final phase to receive community input. This Monday (6/29), it will be coming to the Plan Commission. This will be the last opportunity for neighbors to provide feedback before it goes to the Common Council. Below is … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan (OMSAP) coming to Common Council for Final Approval.

Hi Neighbors, I want to personally thank everyone for participating in the development of OMSAP by providing your feedback. Now that all of the commissions and committees have provided their recommendations, on July 21st it will be coming to the Common Council for final approval. Two … [read more]

OMSAP - Register for Early Public Comment

Hi Neighbors, Looking at the Common Council agenda I can tell that the meeting will go very late into the night, so I would encourage those who can not stay very long and still want to participate to give their public comment by registering for a public hearing at the start of the meeting by … [read more]

Common Council Decision on Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan

Hello Neighbors, I want to give you a quick update on last night's Common Council meeting which ended this morning at 2:20 am so you may not have been able to stay for the end. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this process over the past four years and to those of you who have … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Public Meetings on Oct 14th and Nov 5th

Hi Neighbors, Two separate virtual public meetings have been scheduled for residents to discuss the issues related to contamination at the Oscar Mayer site and also learn more about how a portion of the former Oscar Mayer meatpacking plant is being considered for use as a maintenance and bus … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Public Meeting

Hi Neighbors, Quick reminder about tomorrow's virtual public meeting which is conducted by the City of Madison to discuss the issues related to contamination at the Oscar Mayer site and also learn more about how a portion of the former Oscar Mayer meatpacking plant is being considered for use … [read more]

Oscar Mayer - Proactive Rezoning Public Meeting on Feb 25th, 6:00 PM

Hi Neighbors, Last year, the Common Council approved the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan PDF , it directed Planning Division staff to prepare recommended zoning changes to support the implementation of the goals and objectives of the plan. I requested planning staff to give a presentation on … [read more]

Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Rezoning Informational Meeting at Today's Plan Commission

Hi Neighbors, Staff will discuss issues and potential approaches to rezonings with the Plan Commission on Today's April 26th meeting to be held virtually at 5:30 PM. This is an informational agenda item and no action will be taken at this meeting. Material discussed will be the same as at … [read more]

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