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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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District 19 Blog

December Office Hours, URP Development Presentation and Update, Winter Drop-off Site Hours

December 1, 2020 10:19 AM

I will be hosting office hours in December virtually on Wednesday, December 9th in the afternoon and Tuesday, December 15th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). 

Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You can register in advance or the day of.

Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small waiting period in a meeting lobby. If you don't want to use Zoom, I will be answering calls (608-912-0000) during this time as long as I'm not speaking with someone else. 

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesday, 12/09/2020 @ 04:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Register for 12/09/2020 Office Hours:

If you don't wish to use your PC for your audio or use Zoom at all, you can call me: 608-912-0000

Virtual Office Hours: Tuesday, 12/15/2020 @ 07:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Register for 12/15/2020 Office Hours:

If you don't wish to use your PC for your audio or use Zoom at all, you can call me: 608-912-0000

If you have a question, concern, or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but the times above don't work for you, you can e-mail me.

Element Collective (UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK / Mandel Group) Neighborhood Meeting and Update

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On November 16, Alder Henak, Martin and I hosted a community meeting to discuss a development proposed from University Research Park (URP) and the Mandel Group. The proposal is a mixed-use development located at the southwest corner of Mineral Point Road and Whitney Way. The proposed project will incorporate elements open both to companies in URP and the surrounding community, including a food hall with events space, a fitness center featuring a climbing and bouldering gym, multifamily housing, a lab building, and a future hotel.

The site is currently zoned Suburban Employment (SE). Portions of the site will require rezoning to support the proposed uses. Further conditional use approvals are required for certain parts of the development proposal. Site development will include the construction of two new public streets.

Here's information from that meeting:

You can review their first application which addresses zoning at

The City of Madison Plan Commission will consider the application on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 5:45 p.m.

The Common Council will consider the application on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:45pm.


Winter Drop-off Site Hours Begin Monday, December 7, 2020

All Drop-off Sites Closed on Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Streets Division will be adjusting drop-off site hours for the winter.

On Saturday, December 5, all drop-off sites will be closed.

Beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020, the new winter drop-off site hours will begin.

During winter hours, only the drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave. will be open for residents starting on Monday, December 7.

The yard waste only drop-off site at South Point will be closed starting Saturday, December 5, 2020, and it will remain closed until April 2021.

Drop-off Site Hours for Badger and Sycamore Sites Starting on December 7, 2020
The Sycamore and Badger sites will be open the following hours to Madison residents and taxpayers:

  • Monday: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

The final vehicle will be let into the drop-off site at the posted closing time. Residents waiting in line at the time of closing will be asked to return another day.

Schedule for Final Week of Drop-off Site Hours
The final week of regular drop-off sites hours began today, Monday, November 30, and ends on Friday, December 4, 2020.

For these five days, the drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd, 4602 Sycamore Ave., and 402 South Point Rd. will be open 7:30 am to 2:50 pm.

Additional Information
More information about the drop-off sites and the materials accepted there can be found at the Streets Division's website.


As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out:

-Keith F

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