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District 16

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Contact Information

Home Address:

4534 Secret Garden Dr
McFarland , WI 53558

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 Tierney’s Updates

Update - Kwik Trip Acewood and Cottage Grove Rd.

April 22, 2016 4:24 PM


I wanted to get back with you on the decision of the Plan Commission for the Kwik Trip at the old Sentry Location on the corner of Cottage Grove and Acewood.  

I asked City Staff to send me exact language on the decision - below you will find this explanation.


The record shows that on a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Rewey, the Plan Commission found that the standards were not met and placed the requested demolition permit and conditional use on file without prejudice.


In placing this matter on file, members of the Plan Commission stated that the proposal did not meet conditional use standards #3, 4 and 9, concluding that the project would impede the normal and orderly development and improvement of the surrounding area, that it will not assist the further development of the adjacent shopping center, and that the one-story convenience store proposed would not create an environment of sustained aesthetic desirability compatible with the intended character of the area for neighborhood mixed-use development [as recommended by the Comprehensive Plan]. Members also noted the importance of the site as a gateway to the adjacent Rolling Meadows, Heritage Heights, and Elvehjem neighborhoods.


I know some of you are saddened by this decision and others relieved.  I hope we can move past the decision quickly and start planning for the Cottage Grove Rd. Corridor.  I will be in touch with an update on the process by mid May.

Thank you for your involvement in this process, for it is only with community input and support that we proceed.

Your Alder,




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