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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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Tag: University Avenue

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]

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]

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]

Neighborhood news and notes for July 8

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. He's an update on news and events in District 19. University Avenue stage 3 The University Avenue construction project moves to stage 3 on Monday morning (7/9/12). During stage 3, eastbound traffic will use the outside lane on … [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]

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]

Old Middleton ramp closed starting Monday

[edited 9/14/12 3:21pm to add information on bike path and additional lane] The westbound ramp from University Avenue to Old Middleton Road will be closed starting MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17. The closure is expected to last for three weeks, until October 8. Note that this is ahead of the … [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]

Westside Neighborhoods and University Ave. Transportation Survey

If you use the University Avenue/Campus Drive corridor between Segoe Road and Breese Terrace, your input is needed! The City of Madison, Village of Shorewood Hills, and University of Wisconsin-Madison are working together to identify issues and evaluate short-term and long-term … [read more]

Proposed Metro Transit changes may affect you

If you ride Madison Metro from District 19, some proposed route and schedule changes may affect you. For brevity, I've oversimplified these changes and listed only those that affect service to our neighborhoods, so you may wish to read about all of the proposed changes and find out how to give … [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]

Old Middleton on-ramp to be closed Monday

On Monday, October 13th, the Old Middleton Road on-ramp to University Avenue will be closed between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for an emergency pavement repair. I recommend using Whitney Way as an alternate during thse hours. The off-ramp from University Avenue will remain open … [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]

Ramp and Bike Path Closures, Old Middleton at University Avenue 4/11 to 4/25

Starting Monday April, 11th at 7:00 a.m., both the exit and entry ramps from University Avenue to Old Middleton Road will be closed by Parisi Construction in order to install sanitary and storm sewer connections across Old Middleton Road. The closure will last two weeks until Monday, April 25th. … [read more]

University Avenue at Hill Farms Construction starts June 5

The State Department of Transportation is adding a new entrance to Hill Farms from University Avenue as part of the redevelopment project. This entrance is located roughly across from the Old Middleton off ramp. Construction will begin June 5 (corrected) and is estimated to continue into … [read more]

Reminder: Hill Farms redevelopment meeting tonight

The Hill Farms Neighborhood Association along with Ald. Martin (D11) and myself are hosting a neighborhood meeting tonight on the redevelopment of the private (non-DOT) portion of the Hill Farms state office property. Representatives from Summit Smith Development will present their plans for … [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]

Public involvement meeting set for major University Ave. Project

This project isn't in District 19, but is a big project that will affect the area in 2021. Information on a meeting taking place tomorrow (Thursday, June 13th): Public involvement meeting set for major University Ave. Project The City of Madison Engineering Division and Village of Shorewood … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow, University Avenue Meeting, and MPD Survey

A quick reminder about office hours tomorrow morning (Tuesday), information on University Avenue Public Information Meeting No. 2 and a link to Madison Police's Community Survey. Office Hours A reminder that I will be holding office hours tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at Moka from 7:15 to … [read more]

January Office Hours and University Avenue Project Update

Happy New Year! Information on January's Office Hours and the presentations from a recent meeting on the upcoming University Avenue project. Office Hours In January, I will be holding open office hours twice. Date Location Wednesday, January 15th (7:30am … [read more]

Upcoming Meetings: Metro Network Design, Odana Area Plan and University Ave

I wanted to share some upcoming meetings that may interest residents in District 19: Metro Transit Network Redesign Public Information Meeting Phase One Community Meeting: Wednesday, March 3 @ 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Zoom Link Meeting Details Please attend a virtual community … [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]

Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of April 25, 2022

Lake Mendota Drive At the Common Council meeting last week, the Council approved the Lake Mendota Drive Reconstruction project's roadway geometry resolution. Thank you to all those who sent in feedback. The City held three public information meetings, multiple committee meetings and … [read more]

Last Chance Yard Waste Collection, University Ave and Other Highlights for the Week of May 16, 2022

Last Chance Yard Waste Collection The Streets Division will be performing a final yard waste collection. Yard waste needs to be placed at the curb by Sunday, May 15. Crews will begin that final sweep through neighborhoods starting the work week following May 15. By performing this last chance … [read more]

June Office Hours, Metro Network Redesign and Highlights for the Week of June 6, 2022

June Office Hours I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (June 16) 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. You can … [read more]

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