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Alder Keith Furman

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Alder Keith Furman

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5328 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison , WI 53705

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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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District 19 Blog

Tag: development

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]

In defense of the Edgewater TIF

On Monday the Board of Estimates will consider 13 amendments to the Mayor's proposed 2012 Capital Budget. Among them is one I submitted that would restore the full $16M funding for a TIF loan for the Edgewater project. The amendment is co-sponsored by nine of my colleagues. This amendment is … [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]

District News and Notes for December 8

Here are some updates on events and projects in our district. University Crossing phase 2 meeting Though construction of Phase 1 has not yet begun, the second phase of University Crossing is in the planning stages. Phase 2 will consist of two parts: an office/retail mixed use building in … [read more]

Neighborhood news and notes for September 8

[Edited 9/11/12 1:11 PM to correct capital budget link.] Hello Neighbors, Here's what's up in and around District 19. (Some) Road Construction Winding Up With a lot of area streets under construction, getting around has been a bit of a challenge. The good news is that many of … [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]

District 19 News and Notes for March 10

So much news to catch up on! Here's what's happening. South Point yard waste site restored Last month I was pleased to co-sponsor a budget amendment restoring service at the South Point yard waste site for 2013. The site will open for the season on March 30. Private wells … [read more]

District 19 News and Notes, March 31, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbors, Happy Spring! Finally it really feels like it. Here's an update on activities in and around our district. Vote Tuesday Please don't forget to vote on Tuesday! In our district there is an important contested race for Madison School Board and two county … [read more]

Colony Drive daycare proposal hearing postponed

Hello Neighbors, The public hearing for the proposed daycare at 6906 Colony Drive (at Gammon) is being postponed until October 17th at the request of the applicant. (This hearing was scheduled for September 19.) City planning and traffic staff as well as several neighbors to the proposal … [read more]

Upcoming meetings of interest

Hello Neighbors, Happy October! Please mark your calendars for these upcoming meetings: Monday, Oct. 3, Madison Police Community Forum with Chief Koval 7:00PM, Good Shepherd Church, 5701 Raymond Road Come hear what's on the chief's mind and let him know what's on yours. Thursday, … [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]

Construction Blasting Notification from University Research Park : 08/20/18 to 09/07/18

Please see the notice below from University Research Park about the possibility of blasting for the next three weeks at a construction site in University Research Park. The contractor has obtained the appropriate state permits and is working with the Madison Fire Department. They have sent out … [read more]

Two Community Meetings Next Week (9-17-18 & 9-20-18)

I will be hosting two community meetings next week: On Monday, September, 17, 2018 at 5:30pm, Lt. Lori Chalecki, from the Madison Police Department, will join me for a meeting to discuss the Nile Restaurant's application for an Entertainment License (21+). The Nile Restaurant is located at … [read more]

5614 Schroeder Road Development Information

Thank you to all those attended last night's meeting that Alder Phair and I held regarding the housing development proposal by Stone House Development. Last night was an opportunity to introduce the community to a project in the works and get feedback. It's early in the process, but hopefully … [read more]

5614 Schroeder Road: Second Meeting and Application Information

Many people in the surrounding area of 5614 Schroeder Road recently got a postcard about an upcoming second meeting about this project. The purpose of the second meeting is to give residents an update on the process and discuss neighborhood questions and concerns about this proposed Affordable … [read more]

Plan Commission Meeting (5614 Schroeder Road), FEMA Deadline, Open Office Hours and 2018 Property Tax Bills

Information on Monday's Plan Commission meeting, last call for FEMA assistance, a reminder about open office hours on Tuesday and 2018 Property Tax Bills: Plan Commission (5614 Schroeder Road) On Monday, December 17th, the Plan Commission will hold a hearing for the proposed affordable … [read more]

Oakwood Village University Woods Campus Redevelopment Neighborhood Meeting

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., I will be hosting a neighborhood meeting for a presentation on Oakwood Village's proposed University Woods Campus Redevelopment Plan. This meeting will provide neighbors with an update on a redevelopment proposal by Oakwood Village as well as an overview … [read more]

Oakwood Village University Woods Campus Redevelopment Neighborhood Presentation

Last night a neighborhood meeting was held as the first step of Oakwood Village Campus Redevelopment proposal. You can view the presentation online. Here's information on the City of Madison Planning process: From a process standpoint, the two-phase Oakwood Village redevelopment project … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Save the Date (5237 University Ave - 10/23), 8/20 Anniversary and Podcasts

A few topics in today's update including a reminder about tomorrow's office hours, a save the date notification for a public meeting about 5237 University Ave (formerly Perkins), 8/20 Flooding Anniversary and info on some City of Madison Podcasts. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder (10/22 Evening) & Wednesday Meeting on Neighborhood Meeting Proposed Redevelopment of 5237 and 5133 University Avenue

Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 10/22/2019), I will have open office hours from 4:00-6:30pm at Alicia Ashman Library - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717. Feel free to come by, say hi and pick up a good book to read! Neighborhood Meeting on Proposed Redevelopment … [read more]

Proposed Redevelopment of 5237 and 5133 University Avenue Update and Presentation

Thank you to all those who came out for the neighborhood meeting on the proposed Redevelopment of 5237 and 5133 University Avenue (formerly Perkins). I wanted to provide a proposed scheduling update from the developer and share the presentation from that evening. October 23, … [read more]

Proposed Redevelopment of 5810 Mineral Point Road (CUNA Mutual) Meeting Agenda - 11/20/19

I wanted to share the agenda for tomorrow's neighborhood meeting at CUNA Mutual. CUNA Mutual will be sharing details of the proposed redevelopment of their building at 5810 Mineral Point Road. Although this project is not in District 19, it's adjacent to some homes in the district. I had an … [read more]

5810 Mineral Point Road (CUNA Mutual) - Presentation and Official Application Link

Thank you for those who were able to attend last week's meeting by CUNA Mutual for their redevelopment project at 5810 Mineral Point Road. Here's some follow-up information: I wanted to share a copy of the presentation from last week's meeting. If you have questions for CUNA Mutual, … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Holiday Refuse & Recycling Schedule, Voting and More

A reminder about office hours tomorrow and some updates on holiday refuse and recycling schedule, voting registration, property tax bill and Whole Foods at Madison Yards. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12/19/2019), I will have the final open office hours of year … [read more]

Westgate Mall Redevelopment Plan Meeting (1/27/2020)

Please join Alder Henak, Alder Martin and I for a presentation of the planning context and preliminary concepts for JT Klein Company's redevelopment plans for Westgate Mall. This project, to be located next to Hy-Vee on the corner of S. Whitney Way and Tokay Boulevard, will include housing, … [read more]

Westgate and Madison Yards Presentations

As promised, I wanted to share the presentation information from last week's community meetings. Westgate Mall Redevelopment Plan Meeting You view the presentation here. Madison Yards at Hill Farms Project Meeting You view the presentation here. As always, if there is … [read more]

February Office Hours, Early Voting, Madison Digital Inclusion Summit, Stormwater Ordinance Changes, Report Snow Removal Issues and Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting

A long update including info on February Office Hours, early voting, an upcoming Digital Inclusion Summit, important stormwater ordinance changes, a link to report snow removal issues and a save the date for a meeting on Bus Rapid Transit. Office Hours In February, I will be holding open … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow Reminder and Stormwater Ordinance Changes Schedule Correction

A quick reminder about office hours tomorrow (Thursday) and a correction about the previously published schedule for stormwater ordinance changes meetings. Office Hours A reminder that I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Thursday) evening at Alicia Ashman Library from 4:30 to … [read more]

Lots of March Meetings (Office Hours, New Meetings and Reminders)

There are a lot of community meetings in March that I'd like to share. I've blogged about some of them previously, but others have just been noticed via postcard to nearby residents. Office Hours In March, I will be holding open office hours … [read more]

Madison Yards at Hill Farms Project Block 4 Presentation

On March 12, there was a neighborhood meeting to discuss Madison Yards at Hill Farms Project Proposed Block 4 Specific Implementation Plan. You can now watch the meeting and download the presentation. You can see information about from previous Hill Farms meeting here. As always, … [read more]

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting - Proposed Redevelopment of 5567 Odana Road

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Alder Furman and Alder Henak will host a virtual neighborhood meeting where we will hear about McGrath Property Group's redevelopment proposal for 5567 Odana Road, site of the former BMO Bank drive-up banking branch. McGrath proposes to demolish … [read more]

Mulch, Drop-off Sites and 5567 Odana Road Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Reminder

Some updates to share from the Street Division and a reminder about tomorrow's virtual neighborhood meeting about a redevelopment project at 5567 Odana Road. Limited Amount of Mulch to be Available in Parks for Residents on Temporary Basis The Streets Division will place a limited amount … [read more]

Revised 5133-5237 University Avenue on 4/27 Plan Commission Agenda

Degen & Associates' Mixed-Use Redevelopment project at 5133-5237 University Avenue (formerly Perkins site) will be in front of a virtual Plan Commission meeting on Monday, April 27. There have been some changes to the project since the neighborhood presentation in October and the original … [read more]

5567 Odana Road - Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Video and Presentation

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Alder Furman and Alder Henak hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting where we heard about McGrath Property Group's redevelopment proposal for 5567 Odana Road, site of the former BMO Bank drive-up banking branch. McGrath proposes to demolish the existing building and … [read more]

Madison Public Library Update and Upcoming Westgate Virtual Meeting

Some news on the Madison Public Library and an invite to an upcoming meeting on the redevelopment of Westgate. Madison Public Library Resumes Telephone Service, Launches Internet Access Information Line Curbside service will begin at Madison Public Library on May 11 While library … [read more]

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting - Proposed Redevelopment of 5201 Old Middleton Road

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 7pm, please join Alder Martin and Alder Furman for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Flad Development's proposal for a project at the corner of Old Middleton Road and N. Whtiney Way. Because of COVID-19, we will be hosting the meeting online … [read more]

Proposed Redevelopment of 5201 Old Middleton Road Neighborhood Meeting Presentation

For those you who weren't able to attend last night's virtual meeting on the proposed redevelopment of 5201 Old Middleton Road, here is a copy of the presentation given by the development team. The development team is Flad Development & Investment Corp, Vierbicher, The Bruce Company … [read more]

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting - Proposed Development at 6145 Mineral Point Road

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., please join us for a virtual neighborhood meeting about a proposed senior apartment building (age 62+) from Gorman & Company and the non-profit AgeBetter, Inc. at 6145 Mineral Point Road. The development would be part of the Oakwood Village campus and … [read more]

Proposed Development at 6145 Mineral Point Road (Gorman - Oakwood Village - AgeBetter)

Gorman & Company has formally submitted their plans and application for their Oakwood Village - AgeBetter, Inc. project at 6145-6301 Mineral Point Road. The development is proposed to be a four-story, affordable senior living apartment complex comprised of 77 one- and two-bedroom units, … [read more]

Proposed Development at 5201 Old Middleton Road (Flad Development)

Flad Development has formally submitted their plans and application for their Whitney Reserve Apartments project at 5201 Old Middleton Road. The developed is proposed to be a four-story mixed use building comprised of 49 studio, one- and two-bedroom and 1 bed + den units, 66 underground … [read more]

October Office Hours, Be a Watershed Steward, 6145 Mineral Point Road, Voting, and Public Safety

I will be hosting office hours in October virtually on Wednesday, October 14th (rescheduled from Thursday, October 15th) in the afternoon and Thursday, October 22th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). I'm introducing a slightly different process this month. Please use the … [read more]

Election Day Tips, COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard, Pumpkin Composting, Digital Literacy and Proposed Development at University Research Park

Ten Things for Voters to Know on Election Day The City of Madison Clerk's Office would like voters to know ten things for this Tuesday's election: Some polling places have changed since the last Presidential Election. To verify your polling location, visit myvote.wi.gov. I posted about … [read more]

November Office Hours and 6145 Mineral Point Road Project Update

I will be hosting office hours in November virtually on Friday, November 6th in the morning and Monday, November 9th in the afternoon. My goal is to offer two sessions before next week's budget vote. I will be using Zoom (with video). Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom … [read more]

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

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 … [read more]

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting - Proposed Redevelopment of Madison Yards at Hill Farms Project Block 2 (Former WIDOT site) (1/6/21 at 6pm)

You're invited to a virtual neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, January 6 at 6 pm, where you will hear about Madison Yards' proposal for the development of Block 2 (which was previously owned by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation) on Sheboygan Avenue. You can join the virtual … [read more]

Proposed Redevelopment of Madison Yards at Hill Farms Project Block 1 (Former WIDOT site) Presentation

I'd like to apologize that the blog and postcard notices for Wednesday's proposed development meeting for Madison Yards at Hill Farms incorrectly stated which block was going to be talked about. The meeting talked about Block 1, not Block 2. For those you who couldn't attend Wednesday's … [read more]

Odana Area Plan - Virtual Public Meetings

City staff to present future draft development concepts for West Towne and surrounding areas The City of Madison Planning Division is beginning another phase of virtual public participation for the Odana Area Plan. There will be a Lunch & Learn followed by an Evening Engagement where … [read more]

February Office Hours and Recap of Odana Area Plan Meeting Available

I will be hosting office hours in twice in February 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: … [read more]

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

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 … [read more]

May Office Hours, Oakwood Development Meeting, BRT Meeting, 2021 Recyclopedia and Spring Yard Waste Collection

I will be hosting office hours in twice in May 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 … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow and Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 24

A reminder that I will be hosting office hours tomorrow (Tuesday, May 25th) AM via Zoom: Please use the registration links below to get the Zoom link. 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 … [read more]

Proposed Development at Oakwood Village Presentation

On May 19th, Alder Martin and I hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting about Oakwood Village's proposal for a new 60 bed skilled nursing facility. For those of you who couldn't attend the virtual meeting, here is a copy of the presentation given by the development team. You can also watch a … [read more]

What's going on at the corner of Mineral Point and Whitney Way?

I wanted to alert neighbors about some work that will be starting in the near future on the corner of Mineral Point Rd and South Whitney Way. Commencing after June 21st, University Research Park (URP) will begin doing some selective clearing and preparation of land for construction, construction … [read more]

Highlights for Week of June 21 including ARPA Funds, CARES, Rental Assistance, and Office Hours

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 21, 2021 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds The Finance Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing allocation of ARPA funds at its meeting on Monday at 4:30pm. Meeting Details Meeting … [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]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 26

Element Lab Virtual Neighboor Meeting On Tuesday at 6:30 PM: University Research Park proposes to construct Element Lab, a new lab facility at the southwest corner of Mineral Point Road and S. Whitney Way. The pro-posed five-story, 145,000 square foot facility would require Conditional Use … [read more]

Proposed Development - Element Labs at University Research Park

On July 27th, Alder Figueroa Cole, Alder Martin and I hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting about University Research Park proposal to construct Element Lab, a new lab facility at the southwest corner of Mineral Point Road and S. Whitney Way. The proposed five-story, 145,000 square foot … [read more]

August Office Hours, Development at 5533 University Avenue, Metro Fare Study, Vision Zero and Other Highlights for the Week of August 2, 2021

August Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, August 10th (virtually) 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 Hours. … [read more]

Proposed Development - 5533/5535 University Avenue (Recording and Presentation)

On August 4th, I hosted a virtual neighborhood meeting about an updated proposal for a mixed-use development at 5533 University Avenue, formerly Brennan's Market. The existing structure would be demolished, and a new, four-story building would be constructed. The building would consist of … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow and Other Highlights for the Week of August 9, 2021

August Office Hours on Tuesday afternoon I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, (8/10) (virtually) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm: REGISTER 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. … [read more]

Multiple D19 Projects at Plan Commission and Other Highlights for the Week of August 23

Multiple District 19 Projects at Monday's Plan Commission Meeting Adopting the Odana Area Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan Project Website City of Madison - File #: 66098 (legistar.com) Element Collective at University Research Park (421 Charmany … [read more]

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