Updates & Week of Aug. 8 Meetings of Interest for District 2


District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest


City meetings are mostly virtual with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below.


Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.


There are three sections to this week's update:

  1. District 2 Updates
  2. COVID-19 Resources & Information
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2






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Campus State St Garage Redevelompent

Wednesday, Aug. 24 Neighborhood Meeting for Redevelopment of State St-Campus Parking Garage

On August 24 at 6:30pm, please join Alder Verveer, Alder Bennett, and me for a virtual neighborhood meeting to take a first look at a proposed redevelopment of the State Street-Campus Parking Garage at 415 N. Lake Street. Mortenson Development has been chosen by the City as the developer of the apartments proposed for above a new city-owned parking garage that will include a new intercity bus terminal. The existing parking garage along Lake Street will be demolished and replaced while the garage section to the east of Hawthorne Court will remain. Some mixed-use space is planned for the first floor.

Atop the six above-ground stories of the city's parking garage, Mortenson proposes nine floors of student apartments. They are continuing to negotiate with the city about all aspects of the proposal, including levels of rent affordability for some number of apartments. A below-grade level will provide about 95 parking spaces for the apartments. The developer has not yet filed land use applications, but that is expected later this fall.

Registration for the meeting is required, but the registration link will not be available until next weekend. I will be sure to publicize that link widely.

Shortly after the August 24 meeting, the Campus Area Neighborhood Association will form a neighborhood steering committee to further evaluate the proposal. All will be welcome to participate in that process.


N Butler St Existing

Existing Buildings on North Butler St.


100 Butler St Revised Proposal

Revised Building Proposed on North Butler St.

Summary of Aug. 1 Steering Committee Meeting for 100 Block of N. Butler St. Redevelopment Proposal

The James Madison Park District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) neighborhood steering committee met on August 1 to evaluate the redevelopment proposed for 117, 119, 121-123 & 125 North Butler St. Included in various updates provided by the development team were exterior design changes from the earlier July 7 neighborhood meeting (shown above). The developer's slides presented at the August 1 meeting can be found here.

The developers, Reese Fisher and Blake Fisher, propose to demolish the three existing apartment houses that are currently located on these properties; one lot is vacant. They also propose a new four-story building with 32 market rate apartments comprised of studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units that will include a rear roof terrace as a resident amenity space. A below grade level will provide 24 parking spaces for vehicles, 3 spaces for mopeds, and 35 spaces for bicycles.

The developers also propose to convert the four existing properties into a single lot and seek a rezoning from Downtown Residential 1 to Downtown Residential 2. One consequence of this proposed rezoning would be that the building's width would have no maximum, unlike the current DR1 zoning's maximum width of 60 feet. The rezoning will need approval by the Plan Commission and Common Council with the requested Conditional Uses needing only Plan Commission approval.

The steering committee is currently gathering input from neighbors and stakeholders. Please email me if you have input or would like to be on the neighborhood steering committee email list. A variety of opinions were expressed at the August 1 meeting, so once those meeting notes are available, they will be going to to those on the email list.



COVID Update


From Public Health Madison & Dane County:


Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance. If you are a renter or landlord in need of financial assistance as a result of the pandemic, you can still access financial assistance.

Visit the City's Coronavirus Website for Madison's COVID updates, responses and resources.

Dane County Food Pantry Network from Community Action Coalition.

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health

Info on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic.



Below are some pertinent agenda items from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click on meeting "Details" below, you will find participation and viewing options, and a link to the full meeting agenda. If you click on an item from within an agenda, you will see all documents that relate to that item.


I appreciate hearing from you on any agenda items on which you have a particular interest or concern.



Plan Commission: Details

5:30pm, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022




Agenda Item 12

Update and Discussion: Transit-Oriented Development Overlay Zoning



Street Use Staff Commission: Details

10:0am, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022




At this time, the consent agenda will be moved with the recommended action listed for each item EXCEPT:


1) items which have registrants wishing to speak.

2) items which require an extraordinary (roll call) vote and are not included on the consent agenda by unanimous consent.

3) items which Commission Members have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.


Agenda Item 7


Wed - Sun / Sept 7 - 11 & Sept. 14 - 18, 2022 / 10am-5:30pm daily

Request for sidewalk use only: 700 Langdon St, adjacent to Library Mall

Display including banners and a statue, no activities or amplification

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) / Racheli Holstein






Preview upcoming events - August 10 - 24, 2022


AUGUST 10 - 24, 2022


10-24, BID Summer in Your City Programming, cafes & programming

11, Thu, 5p-7p, Live and Local, Lisa Link Peace Park

11, Thu, 12:10pm-11:59pm, Madison Night Market, 100-600 State Street, 200-400 W. Gilman St., 400 N. Broom St.

12, Fri, 4pm-11pm, MadLit, 100 State Street

13, Sat, 11am-1pm, Benefit Concert for West High, Lisa Link Peace Park

15, Mon, 10:30am-4pm, 420 W Gorham & Equinox Move In, 400 W Gorham lane closure, No Parking

18, Thu, 8am-4:15pm, Aberdeen Apts Move In, 400 W Gorham lane closure

18, Thu, 5p-7p, Live and Local, Lisa Link Peace Park

20, Sat, 9am-4pm, Aberdeen Apts Move In, 400 W Gorham lane closure

21, Thu, 5p-7p, Live and Local, Lisa Link Peace Park



Public Safety Review Committee: Details

5:00pm, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022






Agenda Item 2

For Information Only - Chief Barnes Quarterly Report 


Agenda Item 3

Report from the Madison Police Department




Agenda Item 4

Report from the Madison Fire Department/CARES unit update




Agenda Item 5

Creating Section 5.17 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the Madison Police Department and law enforcement responding under mutual aid from using tear gas, mace, impact projectile devices or other chemical agent for the purposes of crowd control.


Agenda Item 6

Establishing a Glass-Free Zone for the State Street area from 9:00 p.m. on October 28, 2022 to 5:00 a.m. on October 30, 2022.


Agenda Item 7

Amending the Police Department's operating budget, and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant award from the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice in the amount of $13,343 and a Dane County Narcotics Task Force subaward of up to $31,433 for overtime to address violence


Agenda Item 8

Amending the Police Department's 2022 Operating Budget; and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a FY2022 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for $110,839, and to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives


Agenda Item 9

A Resolution amending the 2022 Operating Budgets of the Police Department; and accepting $833,338 from the Wisconsin Department of Administration Law Enforcement Agencies Safer Communities fund to support law enforcement


Agenda Item 10

Review of Chief's Quarterly Report to provide any recommendations to the Council 


Agenda Item 11

Exploring a combined Civilian Oversight Board and PSRC subcommittee on policies


Agenda Item 12

Should we discuss the DC ordinance? Why? and if so, what parameters? Who should we get to bring info?

Note: "DC" is Disorderly Conduct.



Common Council Executive Committee: Details

5:30pm, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022




Agenda Item 2

Creating 33.01(12) of the Madison General Ordinances to require recording of open session meetings.



Board of Canvassers for the City of Madison: Details

4:00pm, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022




Agenda Item 1

Tally results of any provisional ballots for which voters provided missing information by 4 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2022


Agenda Item 2

Review Inspectors' Statement documentation from each polling location


Agenda Item 3

Review documentation for rejected absentees, and count any absentees that were erroneously rejected


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