District 19

Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Tag: Spring Harbor

University Crossing Update

Here's the latest on the University Crossing development project at the corner of University Avenue and Whitney Way. Over the past month I've been working closely with the Spring Harbor and Glen Oak Hills neighborhood associations, the developer and city staff to review and wrap up some of … [read more]

University Crossing approved by Plan Commission

The Madison Plan Commission has approved demolition and rezoning for University Crossing, a $100 million redevelopment of the former Erdman headquarters at University Avenue and Whitney Way. The 14 acre project was approved unanimously Monday evening. Earlier in the evening, the Landmarks … [read more]

Two University Crossing meetings this week

Two upcoming meetings on University Crossing this week: Common Council, public hearing on rezoning, 6:30 pm, room 201 City-County Building. This is the last major approval step for the project. Urban Design Commission, final approval, 4:30 pm, room LL-110 Municipal Building. This … [read more]

University Crossing approved by Common Council

This evening the Madison Common Council approved the rezoning for University Crossing. This was the last major approval for the project, but there are several steps still to go before construction can begin: Final approval from the Urban Design Commission, which will be considered on … [read more]

Expanding Merrill Springs Park

This past Tuesday I introduced a resolution to expand Merrill Springs Park by purchasing the lot next door. I'm thrilled at the prospect of expanding the park and preserving more lakeshore for public enjoyment forever. But that's really the end of the story. The start was over three years … [read more]

University Avenue Construction Survival Meeting

Unless you've recently moved to the neighborhood, you're probably well aware of the impending reconstruction of University Avenue from Seoge Road to Allen Blvd. A contractor has been selected and work will start the week of March 26 and continue until late fall. The contractor and city … [read more]

District News and Notes for March 1

Hello everyone, he's an update on news and events in District 19. University Avenue construction survival meeting Just a quick reminder about this meeting tonight at 6pm at Asbury Church. Details here. Construction starts in just a few weeks! Capital Avenue gunfire Several … [read more]

University Avenue pre-construction information

Thank you to those of you who attended the University Avenue pre-construction meeting on March 1. We had a great turnout. For those who weren't able to make it or would like to review, here are links to the presentation that was given and the summary handout. Here are some additional … [read more]

District News and Notes for March 26

Hello everyone, he's an update on news and events in District 19. University Avenue Construction Work is underway! So far it seems like the traffic has been bad, but not apocalyptic. I've received no complaints so far, which I hope means that everyone was aware of what was coming, and … [read more]

Unversity Avenue lane shift coming Monday

Just a quick reminder that Stage 2 of the University Avenue reconstruction project begins right on schedule, this coming Monday 4/23. Starting Sunday, all traffic will be shifted to the north side (normally westbound) lanes of University Avenue, one lane in each direction. The construction … [read more]

No water in Spring Harbor area

There is currently a widespread problem in the Spring Harbor area with no water or low pressure. There is no need to call; crews are already working on the problem (and the emergency line is overwhelmed anyway). Thank you for your patience. [read more]

Spring Harbor water back on

I hear that the water service has been restored. If you still have no water and you can't reach the water utility emergency number (266-4665) please call me at 695-5709. Thanks again for your patience. [read more]

Spring Harbor water outage follow up

The information below is from the Madison Water Utility. For Immediate Release: May 16, 2012 For More Information Contact: Gail Gawenda, Water Utility PIO 266-9129 Water Outage Tuesday Evening on West Side An unplanned water outage Tuesday evening in the Spring Harbor … [read more]

An urban oasis

At the end of 2011, the city more than doubled the size of tiny Merrill Springs Park, expanding the historic lakeshore gem from about 1/4 acre to a little more than half an acre. In addition to providing more breathing room, the acquisition preserved more than 50 feet of lakefront for public … [read more]

Reminder: Old Middleton on-ramp closes Monday

The ramp from eastbound Old Middleton Road on to University Avenue will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, July 23. The detour is Whitney Way, however, I would recommend avoiding Old Middleton entirely if you can. I expect this closure to cause long backups during morning … [read more]

Unversity Avenue lane shift coming Tuesday

University Avenue will be switching to Stage 5 on Tuesday, October 2. Traffic will be moving to the shiny new pavement on the two north side lanes. The Old Middleton off-ramp closure continues through Sunday Oct. 7. The bike path closure continues through Sunday Oct. 7. The project … [read more]

Redevelopment at 5225 University Avenue

Developer Joe Krupp is proposing redevelopment of the former Good & Loud site at 5225 University Avenue. He plans to demolish the existing 4800 square foot building and replace it with a two-tenant 4000 square foot building. One of the tenant spaces would have a drive-through for a … [read more]

University Avenue repaving -- Surprise!

Hi Folks, It's just before 10pm, and I've just come home after spending about an hour at University Avenue and Spring Harbor Drive with the DOT inspector for the University Avenue (2012) project. If you live, work or travel this corridor, you've seen the repaving and repair work that's … [read more]

Police training exercises at Spring Harbor Middle School

The following information is from the UW Police Department: The UW Madison Police Department will be conducting a series of trainings at Spring Harbor Middle School on the following dates: July 29, July 31, Aug. 5, Aug. 7 This training will be held from approximately 12:30 PM until … [read more]

Surprise! Half-Marathon in our neighborhoods this weekend

I have just been notified that the DreamBank Her Half Marathon will be held this Sunday morning June 28 from 7am until noon. The route includes Lake Mendota Drive, Baker Avenue, Old Middleton Road and University Avenue in District 19. Though I'm very frustrated by the short notice, I want to … [read more]

Sunday: "Her Madison Half Marathon" will affect Spring Harbor

The Her Madison Half Marathon will take place this Sunday morning (June 26th). Please note that parking will be restricted on the following streets: South side of Lake Mendota Drive from the Shorewood Hills boundary to Baker Avenue East side of Baker Avenue from University Avenue to Lake … [read more]

District 19 News and Notes for November 7, 2016

Hello Neighbors, here's a roundup of news in and affecting our area. West Place redevelopment meeting tonight Please join Ald. Skidmore and myself for a second neighborhood meeting to continue our discussion of the proposal by the Livesey Company for a 22-acre mixed use development on the … [read more]

Neighborhood meeting: Brennan's site redevelopment

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Redevelopment of Former Brennan's Site Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Dale Heights Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary 5501 University Avenue Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposal by Realm Real Estate … [read more]

Former Brennan's site redevelopment meeting follow-up

Many thanks to the 70 or so folks who came out last week to learn more about the proposed redevelopment of 5533 University Avenue. There was great participation and many good questions and comments. The slides presented by the developer are available at this link. You can also view the … [read more]

Neighborhood meeting: Former Perkins site redevelopment

UPDATE 11/6/2017: THIS MEETING IS CANCELED Please join me for a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposal by Degen and Associates to redevelop the properties at 5237 and 5133 University Avenue. The proposal includes a four-story mixed-use building at the former Perkins site with … [read more]

CANCELED: Neighborhood meeting on former Perkins site redevelopment

The neighborhood meeting scheduled for Tuesday 11/7/17 regarding the proposed redevelopment of 5237 and 5133 University Avenue has been canceled by agreement of the developer and myself. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Ald. Mark Clear [read more]

Prohibited invasive vine infests two Madison neighborhoods, triggers control efforts

Important release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the Crestwood and Spring Harbor neighborhood: Prohibited invasive vine infests two Madison neighborhoods, triggers control efforts Crestwood and Spring Harbor homeowners asked to take steps to remove invasive … [read more]

Spring Primary Information and Spring Harbor Polling Location Update

I wanted to let everyone know that In-Person Absentee Voting for the 2/19 Spring Primary will begin today at locations around the city. You can see the locations on the Clerk's site and see what's on your ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov/. Spring Harbor Middle School polling location … [read more]

Flood Response Update (2/6/2019)

The Engineering Department has put together an excellent flooding overview that covers what has happened, background information on the upcoming process and some general timeframes on how the City plans to move forward. Timeline: June 16 - large rains > 100 year event in areas on the … [read more]

Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings

Watershed and Flood Studies - Public Informational Meeting The Engineering Division is providing the following update on the upcoming watershed and flood studies: The City now has consultants hired to complete 3 watershed studies and the City is working concurrently on a 4th study. … [read more]

Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings - Spring Harbor Date Change

A quick update to the previously announced date for the Spring Harbor meeting referenced in my post about the upcoming Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings: The meeting has been moved from 4/23 to 4/25. Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association has their annual meeting on April 23rd. Thank you … [read more]

Reminder: Office Hours and Watershed and Flood Studies Meetings

A quick reminder about Office Hours tomorrow and Public Information Meetings for the City of Madison's Watershed and Flood Studies this week: Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (4/23/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:30-7pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N … [read more]

Spring Harbor Watershed Presentation and Reminder of Neighborhood Meetings This Week

I'm sharing the presentation from last Thursday's Spring Harbor Watershed Public Information Meeting and providing a reminder about neighborhood meetings this week for Oakwood Village University Woods Campus Redevelopment and more Watershed Public Information Meetings. Spring Harbor Watershed … [read more]

Spring Harbor Outfall Repair and Boat Launch Resurfacing Public Information Meeting (7/9/2019)

Here's a copy of a postcard people around the Spring Harbor Boat Launch area will receive soon. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING: SPRING HARBOR OUTFALL REPAIR & BOAT LAUNCH RESURFACING July 9th at 6:30 pm Shorewood Elementary School Library – 1105 Shorewood Blvd The City of Madison will … [read more]

Watershed focus group dates set for residents who experienced flooding

The City of Madison Engineering Division is rolling out its next phase of its Watershed Studies with organized focus group meetings. The meetings were requested by community members, and are open to the public, but the conversation will be tailored to gathering more information on flooding issues … [read more]

Public Input Meeting 2 - Spring Harbor Watershed Study

Monday, February 24, from 6:30 ? 8:30 pm Meeting Location: Muir Elementary Gymnasium, 6602 Inner Drive City of Madison will present the completed, new, drainage model of existing flooding conditions. Spring Harbor Watershed residents are invited to review the model results. Additionally, … [read more]

New Spring Harbor Polling Location Reminder (with parking details)

Just a reminder to people in the Spring Harbor area (Ward 86) that starting with Tuesday's upcoming election, the polling location has switched to Asbury United Methodist Church (6101 University Avenue) from Spring Harbor Middle School. The change was made due to the school's relocation of the … [read more]

Additional Prescribed Burns Today (Spring Harbor Beach and Indian Hill Park)

I was informed this morning by Engineering that there will be additional prescribed burns today: Engineering staff will attempt prescribed burns on two rain gardens today, October 28. City staff performing the burns are certified and all burns are permitted by Madison Fire Department. Burns … [read more]

July Office Hours, Body Cameras, News and Recap from Last Few Weeks, and Highlights for the Week of July 12th

The Alicia Ashman Library is back open, and I will be hosting office hours there on July 14th from 4:30pm to 6pm. I will also be connected via Zoom so you visit in-person or virtually. To connect virtually, please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. When you register, … [read more]

ARPA Update, University Research Park Development, Metro Redesign and Highlights for the Week of July 19, 2021

Preview of Metro Transit Redesign of Coverage and Ridership The Transportation Commission and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board will be discussing a preview of proposed Metro Transit Redesign maps at their joint meeting on Monday. Meeting details Meeting agenda Register … [read more]

November Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of November 1, 2021

November Office Hours I will be hosting office hours this week on Thursday (November 4) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office … [read more]

MLK Day, LMD, Canoe, and Highlights for the Week of January 17, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction Last week, the Engineering department held a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming Lake Mendota Drive reconstruction project. As a reminder, this work will be completed over several years, with work being completed on several blocks each year. In … [read more]

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