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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

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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 Feb. 7 Meetings of Interest for District 2

February 5, 2022 9:47 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options.
 
Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.
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There are three sections to this week's update:
  1. COVID-19 Resources & Information
  2. Other District 2 Updates
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2
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COVID Update

1. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance.

Visit the City's Coronavirus Website for Madison's COVID 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.

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2. OTHER DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
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400 Block State Existing
Existing Buildings
 
400 Block State Proposed
Proposed Building
 

Redevelopment Proposal on State Street At Urban Design Commisison on Feb. 9

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the Urban Design Commission will take a first look at a redevelopment proposed by JD McCormick Properties on the 400 block of State Street. The developer will be giving an informational presentation to UDC with formal consideration expected at a later date. The project plans and city staff comments can be found here. If you would like to give input to UDC and/or watch the meeting, please see "City Meetings of Interest" below and the "Details" link there.

The developer proposes to demolish the three buildings at 428 through 444 State Street and construct a new a five-story, mixed-use building with 22 to 26 dwelling units and first floor commercial spaces. The developer will be seeking Demolition Permits and will need formal approvals by the Urban Design Commission and Plan Commission, but formal land use applications have not yet been filed with the city. The existing and proposed buildings can be seen in the images above.

A virtual neighborhood meeting was held on Jan. 31 where attendees gave intial feedback on the proposed redevelopment. The meeting was not well-attended, but feedback was mostly supportive of the concept. You can watch a recording of that meeting here. Meeting attendees seemed mostly supportive of adding housing downtown, but there were some concerns about the loss of naturally occurring affordable apartments and the future of the local businesses being displaced.

Also on Jan. 31, the Landmarks Commission considered the requested demolitions of the three buildings (staff report on these buildings is here). As with all proposed demolitions in the city, Landmarks provide advisory findings to Plan Commission who makes the final decision on demolitions. For these three buildings, Landmarks findings were:

For 440-444 State Street (1 building), they found that "the building has historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, or as the work/product of an architect of note, but the building itself is not historically, architecturally or culturally significant." For this building their finding was based on the vernacular context.

For 432-436 and 428-430 State Street (2 buildings) the Commission found "that the building(s) has historic value based on architectural significance, cultural significance, historic significance, as the work/product of an architect of note, its status as a contributing structure in a National Register Historic District, and/or as an intact or rare example of a certain architectural style or method of construction." For these buildings, it seemed that their finding was based primarily on the buildings being contributing structures in an eligible, but not approved, National Historic Distric and perhaps on their architectural signficance and cultural significance, as well as being examples of a certain architectural style.

I anticipate that the Mansion Hill District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., (CNI), will form a steering committee to continue to evaluate the proposal and work with the developer, so if you are interested in signing up for that committee's email list and/or serve on the committee, please contact me at district2@cityofmadison.com.

More Public Meetings on Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance Revisions

Changes Would Apply to All Properties in Local Historic Districts

Madison's Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) has proposed revisions to Madison's Historic Preservation Ordinance for local historic districts. These ordinance changes will apply to all properties in the Mansion Hill, Third Lake Ridge, Marquette Bungalows, University Heights, and First Settlement local historic districts. Three public meetings have been scheduled to provide an overview of the proposed changes and an opportunity to comment on the draft ordinance.

The remaining public meetings and their respective topics are listed below:

  1. Development Professionals + Contractors Meeting:  Monday, Feb. 7 - noon
  2. New Construction Meeting:  Thursday, Feb. 10 - 6:30 pm

These will be virtual meetings and the public is invited to attend any of them. Participants will need to register in advance using instructions posted on the project website. To view the draft ordinance, learn more about the process and additional input opportunities, complete a survey on the revisions, and more, visit the project website.
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3. CITY MEETINGS OF INTEREST TO DISTRICT 2

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 a 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.
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Public Meeting - Development Professionals and Contractors Meeting with Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee: Details
12:00pm, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
 
Note: See more on this meeting above in "Other District 2 Updates".
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Finance Committee: Details
4:30pm, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 5
Authorizing the amendment to the ground lease for the residential structure located at 704 East Gorham Street, within James Madison Park. (6th AD)
 
Agenda Item 6
Amending the 2022 adopted operating budget for the Planning Division, Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section to accept $500,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts and authorizing the Madison Arts Commission (MAC) to issue an application and guidelines to initiate a competitive process to select "Artist at Work" subgrantees for the funds through the MAC annual grant process
 
Agenda Item 7
Authorizing the City of Madison, as the Collaborative Applicant on behalf of the Madison/Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept a planning grant award of up to $249,000 from HUD's FY20 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) competition; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc., to administer and carry out the goals of the grant; and amending the Community Development Division's 2022 Adopted Operating Budget, as appropriate.
 
Agenda Item 8
Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a FY2021 USDOJ COPS Office Cops Hiring Program (CHP) grant for the purpose of hiring six police officers to help the Department enhance and improve upon the existing legitimacy and trust building efforts in the community; and any local funding match requirement and final acceptance of the grant will be determined during the 2023 operating budget process.
 
Agenda Item 9
First Quarterly Program and Expenditure Report of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)
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Police and Fire Commission: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
 
FIRE CHIEF HIRING PROCESS 
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion of Fire Chief Hiring Process
 
Agenda Item 3
Contemplated closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(c) to discuss and take action, if appropriate, regarding employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility; specifically:
 
Evaluate candidates to proceed to final interview process
 
Agenda Item 4
Reconvene into open session to consider any remaining agenda items and to take action, if appropriate, regarding the items discussed in closed session
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Plan Commission: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 4
Adopting the Greater East Towne Plan as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan and directing staff to implement the recommendations contained in the plan.
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City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 2
Unsheltered homelessness response panel discussion by outreach providers
 
Agenda Item 3
Dairy Drive sheltered campground updates by MACH OneHealth and Kabba Recovery Services
 
ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 4
Discussion and possible recommendations regarding the unsheltered homelessness response panel discussion and Dairy Drive sheltered campground presentation
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Agenda Item 5
Men's shelter updates
 
Agenda Item 6
COVID-19 response updates
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Task Force on Structure of City Government Ad Hoc Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
3:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Hybrid Meeting Discussion
 
Agenda Item 3
Board, Committee and Commission Reorganization
 
Agenda Item 4
Committee of the Whole meeting related to size and shape of Common Council, and appointments and chair of boards, committees, and commissions
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Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee (Parks): Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 5
Discussion of 5-year review of Parks' Land Management Plan 
 
Agenda Item 6
Parks Pesticide Report 2021
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Police and Fire Commission: Details
5:00pm, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
 
Special Meeting -- Working Session (if needed)
 
FIRE CHIEF HIRING PROCESS 1. 68935 2. 68936  3. 68937 
 
Agenda Item 1
Discussion of Fire Chief Hiring Process 
 
Agenda Item 2
Contemplated closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(c) to discuss and take action, if appropriate, regarding employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility; specifically:
 
Evaluate candidates to proceed to final interview process
 
Agenda Item 3
Reconvene into open session to consider any remaining agenda items and to take action, if appropriate, regarding the items discussed in closed session
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Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
 
INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 6
430-432-444 State Street - New Mixed-Use Building in the Downtown Core (DC) District. 2nd Ald. Dist.
Owner: Joe McCormick, JD McCormick Properties
Applicant: Kevin Burow, Knothe & Bruce Architects, LLC
Informational Presentation
UDC will be an Approving Body
Note: See more on this meeting above in "Other District 2 Updates".
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Public Safety Review Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
 
POLICE REPORT
 
Agenda Item 2
For Information Only - Chief Barnes Quarterly
 
Agenda Item 3
Report from the Madison Police Department including information on the strategic plan update and any recent gun violence.
 
FIRE REPORT
 
Agenda Item 4
Report from the Madison Fire Department
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 8
Discussion on MPD's use of chemical munitions
 
Agenda Item 9
Madison Metropolitan School District Safety and Officer Response 
 
Agenda Item 10
Update - Chronic Nuisance Reports
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 11
Discuss PSRC Chair Elections
 
Agenda Item 12
Establishing a Glass-Free Zone for the West Mifflin Street area from 6:00 a.m. on April 30, 2022 through 6:00 a.m. on May 1, 2022.
 
Agenda Item 13
Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a FY2021 USDOJ COPS Office Cops Hiring Program (CHP) grant for the purpose of hiring six police officers to help the Department enhance and improve upon the existing legitimacy and trust building efforts in the community; and any local funding match requirement and final acceptance of the grant will be determined during the 2023 operating budget process
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Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Creating Section 10.30 of the Madison General Ordinances to Create the Roadway Cafe Permit to Allow for the Expansion of Licensed Sidewalk Cafes into the Roadway, and Amending Sections 12.1425, 38.05(3)(e)1 and 1.08(3)(a) accordingly and 1.08(4) accordingly.
20 mins 
 
Agenda Item 3
Creating Section 9.135, Sidewalk Cafe and Roadway Cafe Expansion Licenses, to create a new Roadway Cafe Expansion License and make the Streatery program for sidewalk cafes permanent, creating Section 9.136, Street Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse, repealing Section 9.13, License for Selling on Public Streets and recreating Section 9.13 as Street Vending Licenses, and amending Sections 9.12, 1.08(3)(a), and 1.08(4), accordingly.
20 mins 
 
Agenda Item 4
Safe Streets Madison Program
45 mins
 
Agenda Item 5
Quarterly Traffic Safety Report
20 mins
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Board of Park Commissioners: Details
6:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022
 
Agenda Item 12
Authorizing the amendment to the ground lease for the residential structure located at 704 East Gorham Street, within James Madison Park. (6th AD)
RETURN TO LEAD WITH RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
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Public Meeting - New Construction Meeting with Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee: Details
12:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
 
Note: See more on this meeting above in "Other District 2 Updates".
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