Monroe Street Library, McGrath E. Olin Project, Plan to End Homelessness


Hi Everyone.

We knew it couldn't last. 

After a short respite teasing us with spring weather, winter reasserts itself with an overnight visit of wet, heavy snow. Be careful while shoveling, and be aware of slick conditions. Click here for the latest snow plowing update.

Here are this week's updates on a variety of topics:

Monroe Street Library Expands Service Hours Starting Monday, March 7

Effective Monday, March 7, the Monroe Street Library will expand service to five days per week.  Monroe Street Library service hours will be:

Mondays 10am-6pm
Tuesdays 10am-6pm
Wednesdays 10am-6pm
Fridays 10am-6pm
Saturdays 9am-5pm

Thursdays and Sundays: Closed

For more information click here.

McGrath East Olin Project Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled for March 14

McGrath Property Group is proposing to build a 200 unit, 12-story mixed-use development at 222-232 East Olin Ave. The Coliseum Bar would be demolished, but the Wonder Bar would remain at its current location.

Residents interested in learning more are invited to a Zoom meeting:

When: Mar 14, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time

Register in advance for this meeting:  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

McGrath Property Group will also be doing an information-only presentation to the Urban Design Commission this Wednesday, March 9, which will provide an additional opportunity for residents to learn about this project. Click here for more details.

Plan to End Homelessness

The City-County Homeless Issues Committee will be receiving a presentation on the development of Madison/Dane County's Plan to End Homelessness, as well as updates on Housing Forward and the men's shelter at its meeting on Monday. Meeting details available here.

CARES Unit and Vision Zero

The Public Safety Review Committee will receive an update on the CARES unit from the Madison Fire Department, as well as a discussion on adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan, at its meeting on Wednesday. Meeting details available here.

Transit Network Redesign, Truth and Reconciliation, and Housing Issues

The Equal Opportunities Commission will be receiving a presentation on the transit network redesign process, discussing a proposed truth and reconciliation process, and discussing housing issues at its meeting on Thursday. Meeting details available here.

Public Informational Meeting: MPD Proposal for Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program

MPD will host a public information meeting on Thursday in relation to their proposed Body-Worn Camera pilot. You can find additional details here

Public Meeting on the Sustainability Campus

Also on Thursday, there will be a meeting about the proposed sustainability campus. This proposal would convert part of Yahara Hills park into the future Dane County landfill. You can find more meeting details here.

In The News


It's been a disturbing week, with the horrors of war conveyed into our living rooms. It's deeply unsettling, as is the reminder that these heartbreaking images portray the reality suffered by innocent civilians whenever and wherever wars are fought. 

We hope and pray for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine. As the Ukrainian people fight for their freedom from tyranny, may we in the US recommit to our democratic principles recently imperiled by the lies and false claims of a stolen election.

Take care and stay safe.


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Alder Tag Evers

Alder Tag Evers

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