City of
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District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

Contact Information

Home Address:

5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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

March Office Hours, Housing-Related Ordinances Proposal and 2021 Crack Sealing

March 6, 2021 8:41 AM

I will be hosting office hours in twice in March virtually. 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: Thursday, 3/18/2021 @ 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM : REGISTER

  • VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS: Monday, 3/29/2021 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM : REGISTER

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.

Housing-Related Ordinances Proposal

I'm sponsoring a package of ordinances that were recently introduced to allow for more multi-family housing to be constructed "by-right" in the City's multi-family residential and mixed-use zoning districts. Although there aren't many areas of District 19 affected by these changes, I believe strongly they help with the problem that Madison's current housing stock is not meeting the needs of our growing population. We need more housing units in general, more housing options affordable to all households, and a broader variety of housing so that people have the choices they need to live in neighborhoods across the city, regardless of income, age, race, or ability.

This set of changes is part of work on many fronts to support more housing. This particular group of changes was recommended in the City's Comprehensive Plan (2018) and several housing-specific reports completed in recent years. With a focus on removing barriers for small- and medium-scale developments, the changes impact the scale of development that would be reviewed by the City's Plan Commission.

For large-scale development proposals, these ordinance changes will not directly impact those processes. However, since today's zoning code necessitates conditional uses for nearly all multi-family housing, some folks who are typically actively involved in reviewing these proposals may notice that some smaller and medium-scale multi-family housing and mixed-use development will no longer be subject to discretionary reviews.

Importantly, all development and redevelopment will still be subject to basic ordinance requirements related to stormwater management, provision of bicycle and automobile parking, building massing and placement, and others. Further, these changes do not alter processes related to the Landmarks Commission or Urban Design Commission for development proposals requiring their review.

The hope is that these zoning code changes will support an increased supply of multi-family housing, helping Madison meet the housing needs of our growing population. Meanwhile, we hope that by making it easier to move forward with small- and medium-scale buildings, new and smaller-scale developers will find it easier to invest in Madison's neighborhoods.

The City recently recorded a ~35 min. video presentation on these changes. There is also a recording of a recently hosted Q&A.

At my request, Staff have added some additional layers to the Interactive Zoning Map to make it easier to see which zoning districts the proposed changes would apply to.  If you click on the "Layers" icon in the upper right corner, you can add or take away different layers, depending on what you'd like to see:

Photo of Layer instructions in text below

  • "Conditional Use Threshold and Density Adjustment Districts" (new)
  • "Removal of Dispersion Requirement Districts" (new)
  • "Aldermanic Districts"
  • "Neighborhood Association Boundaries"
If you're interested in learning more as these changes are formally reviewed by the City's Housing Strategy Committee, Plan Commission, and Common Council, please see these resources:

 

These changes will be in front of the Plan Commission on 3/22 and the Council likely at the end of the month. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc, please feel free to reach out.

Crack Sealing 2021

City Engineering will be doing crack sealing in District 19 this year.

Crack sealing is an important part of the City of Madison's Pavement Management Program. The benefits from the implementation of our crack sealing program include:

  • Saves millions of dollars in pavement maintenance costs
  • Keeps water out of the base of our street by sealing the pavement cracks
  • Extends the serviceable life of the streets

You can view the City's web site with information regarding the 2020 Crack sealing program, which should be updated shortly with more specific 2021 info.

Here's the list of streets in District 19 for 2021:

segment_name from_segment to_segment init_const_yr surface_year surface_width
BLUE RIDGE CT BLUE RIDGE PKWY 281 FT SE OF BLUE RIDGE PKWY 1967 2015 32
BLUE RIDGE PKWY N YELLOWSTONE DR BLUE RIDGE CT 1967 2015 32
BLUE RIDGE PKWY BLUE RIDGE CT ANTIETAM LN 1967 2015 32
CASTLEBAR CT LONGMEADOW RD 186 FT SW OF LONGMEADOW RD 1986 2013 32
GLENSIDE CIR HARVEST HILL RD S END 1979 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD N GAMMON RD MORNINGDALE CIR 1979 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD MORNINGDALE CIR S STRATHFIELD CIR 1979 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD S STRATHFIELD CIR HAVERHILL CIR 1979 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD HAVERHILL CIR GLENSIDE CIR 1979 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD GLENSIDE CIR MANOR HILL CIR 1977 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD MANOR HILL CIR N WESTFIELD RD 1977 2014 32
HARVEST HILL RD N WESTFIELD RD W END 1977 2014 32
HAVERHILL CIR HARVEST HILL RD N END 1979 2014 32
LONGMEADOW CIR LONGMEADOW RD 291 FT SW OF LONGMEADOW RD 1986 2013 32
LONGMEADOW RD N GAMMON RD LONGMEADOW CIR 1986 2013 40
LONGMEADOW RD LONGMEADOW CIR CASTLEBAR CT 1986 2013 40
LONGMEADOW RD CASTLEBAR CT 165 FT NW OF CASTLEBAR CT 1986 2013 40
MANOR HILL CIR HARVEST HILL RD N END 1977 2014 32
MINOCQUA CRES MINOCQUA SPUR LAKE MENDOTA DR 1959 2005 30
MINOCQUA SPUR TOMAHAWK TRL MINOCQUA CRES 1950 2005 30
MORNINGDALE CIR HARVEST HILL RD S END 1979 2014 32
N GAMMON RD FARMINGTON WAY OLD SAUK RD 1979 2014 40
N GAMMON RD HARVEST HILL RD FISKDALE CIR 1979 2014 40
N GAMMON RD FISKDALE CIR SAWMILL RD 1981 2014 40
N GAMMON RD SAWMILL RD LONGMEADOW RD 1981 2014 48
N GAMMON RD LONGMEADOW RD MIDDLETON ST 1987 2014 48
N GAMMON RD MIDDLETON ST 547 FT N OF MIDDLETON ST 1987 2014 48
N STRATHFIELD CIR HARVEST HILL RD N END 1979 2014 32
S GAMMON RD COLONY DR TREE LN 1974 2014 40

 

As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out: district19@cityofmadison.com

-Keith F




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