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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

Contact Information

Home Address:

3930 Anchor Dr

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 Foster’s Updates

New Pinney, Garver Path, Visions/Silk Exotic - D15 Update 12/16/19

December 16, 2019 8:51 AM

Pinney Library Opening Date Set!

pinney construction

Pinney Library will close in its interim location on February 16 and reopen at the new library on March 12. A Grand Opening weekend will follow on March 14-15. You can find more details here and see the progress here.

Visions/Silk Exotic

On Tuesday at 6:30 pm, there will be a neighborhood meeting at Pedro's on E. Washington Avenue regarding Downtown Madison Investments LLC's applications for Class B Liquor, 21+ Entertainment, and Adult Entertainment Establishment Licenses for 3554 E. Washington Avenue, currently Visions Nightclub. The establishment's name would change to Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club. Proposed hours of operation would be 7pm-2am Sunday through Thursday and 7pm-2:30am Friday and Saturday. Estimated capacity would be approximately 150. The on-site parking lot would be monitored by third party security. Parking would be provided by a valet company and would be off-site. These license applications are on the agenda for the Alcohol License Review Committee at its December 18 meeting.

Garver Path Public Information Meeting #2

garver path

The City of Madison is proposing the construction of a new 2800-foot long pedestrian shared use path that would connect the existing Capital City Path at Sugar Avenue northward to Milwaukee Street. Three structural elements are proposed as part of the design including a bridge through the northern limits of the project, a bridge replacement at Ivy Street, and a new bridge crossing over Starkweather Creek. 

Based on feedback from the first meeting, an alternate alignment has been created that would run the path on the east side of the creek. This alignment would narrow Starkweather Drive and convert it to a one way street. This meeting is Thursday at 6p at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Learn more about the project here:

Happy Holidays

Things will be quiet at the city for the next two weeks and I'll be taking next week off, back with an update in the new year. I hope everyone is able to find some time for relaxation and rejuvenation and time with friends and family. 

In the news:

This week's highlights:

Monday, December 16, 2019

Friends flyer

12:00 pm - Friends of Pinney Pop Up Holiday SaleWe've selected the best of the best for your holiday shopping. Stop by between noon and 7pm for a great opportunity to support Pinney AND complete some of your shopping needs. Win win!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

6:30 pm - Silk Exotic: Pedro's Mexican Restaurante at 3555 E. Washington Avenue (see details above)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

6:00 pm - TASK FORCE ON MUNICIPAL GOLF IN MADISON PARKS: Community Engagement and Input; Community Survey; Land and Resource Management; Initial Draft Report - link to agenda here.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

4:00 pm - Dane County Watershed Network Gathering: Community members are welcome to attend to learn about the work that is being done around water. This is a great way to learn what groups are doing and identify groups and projects you may want to get involved with in the future.

6:00 pm - Garver Path Public Information Meeting No. 2: Olbrich Botanical Gardens (see details above)

Friday, December 20, 2019


3:00 pm - MFD Recruit Class Graduation

6:30 pm - Aldo Leopold Nature Center Winter Solstice Celebration: Celebrate the longest night of the year with a night-time winter hike under the stars as we explore Solstice traditions spanning centuries around the globe. We'll feed our winter bird neighbors, gather around the campfire to burn a Yule log, sip cocoa and eat a seasonal solstice snack! Join us for a night of inspiration as we look forward to longer and lighter days.

Saturday, December 21, 2019


4:00 pm - 17th Annual Starkweather Creek Winter Solstice Sunset Bonfire Celebration:  Featuring your Friends and Neighbors, Ice Lanterns (weather permitting), Hot Chocolate & Cider, Drumming, Singing, Dancing, Wish fairies, Giant puppets,

4:00pm Starkweather Creek singers and musicians
4:15pm Fanfare and Lighting ceremony:
4:26pm (Sunset): Bonfire??????

Click on 'details' in the events below for links to additional details and meeting agendas. You can find a full list of city meetings here.

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