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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

Council Office

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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Alder Heck’s Updates

Updates & Week of Dec. 9 Meetings of Interest for District 2

December 6, 2019 11:43 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

Run Santa Run Map

Run Santa Run Event to Close Streets on Dec. 8

On the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 8, the square and some streets east of the capitol will be impacted by the annual Run Santa Run 5k event. For a higher resolution course map, click here. There are no parking signs on some streets along the route, so look carefully as you choose weekend parking spots.

Run Santa Run Schedule:

11:00am - Mifflin Street closed on the square west of Wisconsin Ave.
1:00pm - square closed to traffic
2:50pm - 100 to 500 blocks of E. Mifflin closed to traffic
3:00pm - race starts
4:30pm - race ends
4:45pm - 100 to 500 blocks of E. Mifflin will reopen after the last runner, as will the square
As you can see from the map, outbound runners will be on E. Mifflin until N. Baldwin returning on E. Dayton St. to N. Blair where they will cut over to E. Mifflin to return to the square. The 100 to 500 blocks of E. Mifflin will be closed for the duration of the event.
Dec. 14 Fireworks Display in Lake Mendota Offshore of the Edgewater Hotel
On Saturday, Dec. 14, between 6:00pm and 6:30pm fireworks will be launched offshore of the Edgewater Hotel for a private event. The fireworks display is expected to last 10 to 12 minutes. The city allows these types of fireworks displays via application that includes a $250 City application fee, a $250 permit fee and application to the Fire Department, at least a $1 million liability insurance policy, and several other requirements.
Steering Committee Meeting Continues to Evaluate 126 Langdon Street Proposal

Neighbors in the Langdon Street area have formed a steering committee to evaluate Core Spaces' proposal for an apartment building at 126 Langdon St. Their second steering committee meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 16, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Kennedy Manor, 1 Langdon St. At this meeting, the development team will be presenting their latest concepts and taking input from the steering committee that was discussed and formed at their Dec. 2 meeting.

The proposed building includes 88 apartments with a total of 373 beds and 21 parking spaces, all contained in a 5-story building along Langdon with 7 stories in the rear. An outdoor swimming pool and deck is proposed atop the 5th floor building section. 

The developers are also scheduled to present their latest renderings and concepts at the Dec. 11 Urban Design Commission meeting. That presentation will be their second informational presentation to UDC and, as usual, residents are welcome to attend and give input (see agenda below). Formal consideration by UDC and Plan Commission is expected in February. The city staff report to UDC for the Dec. 11 meeting is here; a article on the proposal is here, and an Isthmus article can be found here

Update on Salvation Army Redevelopment Proposal

As detailed in this article from, an appeal petition that challenged the Plan Commission's approval of the demolition and various conditional uses for the Salvation Army redevelopment did not succeed in gathering the necessary number of signatures (20% of those who own property within 200' of the proposal site).

At the Dec. 3 Common Council meeting, the appeal petition was "placed on file", which effectively kills that effort. Also at that meeting, the Salvation Army's request for $500k from the City's affordable housing fund was approved. Those funds are expected to provide some of the financing needed for the affordable housing apartment building proposed for E. Mifflin Street. The Salvation Army's application for WHEDA tax credits for the apartment building has been submitted with an early spring decision anticipated. The Salvation Army will also conduct a capital campaign for the proposed new shelter that is expected to contain the family shelter, the women's shelter, pay-to-stay beds for women, single-room-occupancy rooms for rent by women, medical respite beds, and a variety of services for those staying at that Salvation Army.

I still plan to organize an ongoing effort in the future when stakeholders can come together. It is clear that the Salvation Army, neighbors, the city, MPD, and all stakeholders need to build better and permanent relationships asap. Many of the operations and safety concerns that have been identified by nearby neighbors need to be better addressed. I believe that there are opportunities to work together in developing better protocols and systems to help neighbors, the Salvation Army, and its guests.

Streets Division
Final Weekend for Streets Division Drop-off Site Hours

This is the final weekend to use the Streets Division's drop-off sites in 2019. This is also the final weekend to use the yard waste only drop-off site at 402 South Point Rd until it closes for the season.

Winter drop-off site hours begin on Monday, December 9, 2019. During winter hours, the drop-off sites located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be open 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday only. The South Point Rd. location is closed during the winter.

Winter hours will remain in effect from Monday, December 9, 2019 through Friday, April 3, 2020. Expanded hours will resume on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The yard-waste only drop-off site on South Point Rd. will reopen on April 4, 2020.

For additional information regarding the drop-off sites and their hours, please visit the Streets Division website,, consult the Recyclopedia, or call 608-246-4532.

Dec. 9 Tenney-Lapham Transportation and Safety Meeting

The TLNA Transportation and Safety Committee is inviting neighbors to attend the second of two meetings to document concerns with and solutions for traffic safety in our neighborhood. This second meeting will be held Dec. 9 at 7:00pm in the Festival Foods 2nd floor conference room.

At this meeting the group will review the list of traffic issues and solutions and prioritize them as a neighborhood. The results will be reported to the TLNA Council meeting on Dec. 12 and a request for support from the council will be made at that time. In January, TLNA will take the Traffic Calming Plan to City Traffic Engineering to start the work of implementing the items on the list.

Note that Traffic Engineering already has a long list of traffic and traffic calming requests that I have relayed to them from District 2 neighbors. I have also sent those on to the TLNA Transportation and Safety Committee because I find it difficult and inefficient for me to take a piecemeal approach to the dozens of requests I receive on these subjects. The TLNA Committee's work constitutes a public process to help determine which requests are most feasible and which are most desirable given the city's budget situation and limited staff time. Drop me an email if you have a solution that TLNA should consider; I'll forward it on to them.

If you live in District 2, but outside of Tenney-Lapham, I'd be glad to help your area undertake a similar exercise.

Dec. 14: Get a Sneak Peak of the Future Public Market Home!
This holiday season, the Madison Public Market team is opening the doors of the future home in the Fleet Services Building for a special holiday event! 

Saturday, Dec. 14th they are hosting a festive holiday market from 11am – 3pm. Not only will you get a look inside the Market's future home, but you'll also have a chance to meet many local merchants, musicians and more.

This free event will feature holiday-themed performances, crafts for the little ones by Madison Public Library, and a special visit from our favorite sleigh-rider. Stop by to mingle with your Madison neighbors, stock up on last-minute gifts, and warm up with some of Madison's one-of-a-kind lunch and snack items for purchase. We hope to see you there! For more event details and updated information, join us on Facebook.


City Meetings of Interest to District 2

Below are some pertinent agenda items from various city committees that are meeting this week.

The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in. I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call.

Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda. If you have something you want to share with a committee or commission, you can use the Public Comment time to do so


Landmarks Commission: Agenda
5:00pm, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 2
Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report
Plan Commission: Agenda
5:30pm, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building


Zoning Map Amendments

Agenda Item 2
Repealing Section 28.022 - 00117 of the Madison General Ordinances adopting the Campus Master Plan for Edgewood College, Edgewood High School and Edgewood Campus School.
Reminder: The Plan Commission closed the public hearing and referred this matter at its August 26, 2019 meeting. On November 11, 2019, the Plan Commission referred this matter to its December 9 meeting as noted in the attached legislative file. The public hearing remains closed.

Zoning Text Amendment

Agenda Item 10
Amending Sections 28.127(1)(a) and (2), repealing Sections 28.127(3) and (4) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance amends Section 28.127 of the Madison General Ordinances, the Alcohol Overlay District, to expand the boundaries of the district.  This ordinance also removes the requirement that there be an annual review by the Alcohol Policy Coordinator.  This ordinance removes the previous sunset provision, which required the Common Council to renew the Alcohol Overlay District after five (5) years.  Finally, this ordinance adds Incidental Alcohol Sales as defined in Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to the list of permitted uses in the Alcohol Overlay District.
Police and Fire Commission: Agenda
5:30pm, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Rm GR-27 City-County Building


Agenda Item 9
Police Chief Recruitment - update on Local Voices Network and IT support
Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee: Agenda
5:30pm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 2
Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance
- Standards for Maintenance - Standards for Repairs
- Standards for Alterations
- Standards for Additions
- Standards for New Structures


Madison Arts Commission: Agenda
5:30pm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 2
Art for Public Market
Review Proposed public art plan for Public Market
Agenda Item 3
Art Space Exhibition Proposal
Review proposal for 2020 MMB and CCB art plan
Board of Public Works: Agenda
4:30pm, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Rm 108 City-County Building


Agenda item 16
Madison General Ordinance Chapter 37 (Stormwater Management), proposed revisions
Note: This presentation by city staff reviews 2018 flooding impacts and discusses some potential changes to city ordinances related to storm water runoff management and requirements in new development and redevelopment that would address the increase in precipitation that has been occurring and is expected to continue due to climate change. Other efforts related to reducing storm water runoff are also discussed.
Urban Design Commission: Agenda
4:30pm, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 6
126 Langdon Street - New Development of The Hub II. 2nd Ald. Dist.
Owner: 126 Langdon Street, LLC
Applicant: Brian Munson, Vandewalle & Associates Informational Presentation
Note: See update above
Agenda Item 7
201-213 North Blount Street - PD, New 8-Unit Residential Apartment Building. 2nd Ald. Dist.
*Change to vinyl siding rather than wood siding*
Owner: RPG, LLC
Applicant: Michael Matty, RPG, LLC Final Approval is Requested
Note: This is a new request for a change to the long-approved Planned Development that includes 3 houses on N. Blount St., a new 8-unit building to be constructed at the corner of N. Blount and E. Dayton, and a moved house. The house that was moved from E. Johnson St. to E. Dayton St. was approved with wooden siding and the developer is requesting a change to allow vinyl siding.
Joint Campus Area Committee: Agenda
4:45pm, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
WARF Building Room 132 610 Walnut Street


Agenda Item 7
City of Madison Project Updates
- Mifflandia Special Area Plan (Legistar 56838)
- Hilton Garden Inn, 760-780 Regent Street (Legistar 54466)
- 616-632 W. Wilson St. redevelopment (Legistar 55023)
- 636 W. Washington Ave. redevelopment (Legistar 57114, 56726)
- 126 Langdon St. redevelopment - Hub II (Legistar 57757)
- Bayview
Public Safety Review Committee: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 1
A Resolution authorizing a $250,000 noncompetitive service contract for grant pass-through services with the Madison Metropolitan School District for implementation of a previously approved federal STOP School Violence and Mental Health Assessment grant.


Agenda Item 3
MPD Pride Mission Statement - PO Nelson and Thiesenhusen


Agenda Item 5
Follow-up discussion from the November 20 meeting. (Amigos en Azul presentation, Downtown alcohol density report, 9th ambulance, Ad Hoc Police Policy and Procedure report)
Transportation Commission: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item G.2
Blair Street Project
Agenda Item G.5
Traffic Signal Priority List Review & Recommendations
TIF Review Board: Agenda
12:00pm, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Rm 302 Madison Municipal Building


South Madison TIF Funding Strategy

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