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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
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Madison, WI 53703
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Upcoming Meetings: Odana Area Plan & Watershed, New Large Item System Available on May 28 and On-Street Parking Restrictions Resume

May 20, 2021 1:00 PM

Odana Area Plan: Upcoming Public Meetings

Odana Area Plan

Draft land use, transportation, parks and open space, and maximum height maps for the Odana Area Plan were shared in late January.  Project staff have made some edits since that time, and are looking forward to sharing updated concepts at two virtual meetings: an Evening Engagement on May 27th at 5:30pm, and a Lunch & Learn on June 1st at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Registration is required and can be done at the links below.

The same information will be presented at both meetings, and one, possibly both, of the meetings will be recorded.  In addition to updated maps, potential proactive rezoning of properties and possible official mapping of planned street connections will be summarized.  Staff anticipates these will be the final Odana Area Plan public meetings outside of discussion and review at board/committee/commission meetings, the first of which will a Plan Commission update on June 7th.  The same information that will be shared at the public meetings will be shared with the Plan Commission. 

Draft maps and recommendations will be posted to the project web page in advance of the public meetings - likely on May 21st.  More: visit the project webpage.  

Upcoming Watershed Meetings

Residents in the relevant areas received letters, but here's a reminder about upcoming meetings related to the watershed studies:

New Large Item System Available on May 28, 2021

The Streets Division's new system where you should schedule your large item collection by submitting a work order goes live on May 28, 2021.

When the system is available on May 28, you will be able to schedule your large item pickup for the month of June and beyond.

If you have an item that requires a fee, but you are taking it to a drop-off site, you will also use the new system to purchase the recycling fee sticker(s) you need.

Additional details about how this new system will work can be found on the Streets Division's website.

City to Resume All On-Street Parking Restrictions June 1

Beginning June 1, 2021, the City of Madison will resume enforcement of all on-street parking restrictions, ending the temporary suspension of Residential Parking Permit restrictions and time limit restrictions in non-metered areas. With the expiration of Dane County Public Health orders and the lifting of capacity limits on June 2nd, there will be an increasing need to resume enforcement of the currently suspended restrictions.

In accordance with the Parking Division's COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan and scheduled return to standard parking rates, the temporary reduced $5 night/weekend daily maximum rate will return to the standard $8 night/weekend daily maximum at City-owned garages, effective June 1st.

As the impact of the pandemic on the community shifts to allow a return to normalcy throughout the city, parking demand and congestion has also increased. Reinstating the currently suspended restrictions are intended to address the changing parking demands and travel behaviors to best meet the needs of the public.

The following parking restrictions are currently suspended and will be reinstated and enforced beginning June 1, 2021:

  • Residential Parking Permit areas – time limit and "Resident Permit Parking Only" restrictions
  • 1-hour and 2-hour posted time limits in non-metered areas.
    • Discover maps of these locations and additional information about on-street non-metered parking here.

Other updates and changes to note:

  • The standard $8 night and weekend daily rate in all City-owned public parking garages will return to pre-COVID rates, showing a small increase from the current temporary $5 daily maximum. Current hourly rates had previously returned to pre-COVID rates.
  • As of June 1, 2021, all on-street parking restrictions will be in effect and enforced.
  • Park Smarter, a contactless mobile parking app to pay for meters, is available for public use!
  • Temporary restaurant pick-up loading zones will remain in effect at this time.
  • The Transportation Office remains closed to walk-in services and new procedures are reviewed for opening later this year.
    • Walk in service is currently not available while the Madison Municipal Building remains closed to the public.
    • Appointment scheduling services are in development for those who need to visit the office in-person. It is anticipated that this will become available in the coming months.
    • We appreciate your patience while we prepare to safely re-open offices. All present services are available online or by calling the City's Traffic and Parking office at (608) 266-4761.

Learn more about the City of Madison's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic online at:

Please help keep our community healthy and safe by following Public Health Madison & Dane County recommendations and guidance.


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

-Keith F

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