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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 June 13 Meetings of Interest for District 2

June 11, 2022 2:14 PM

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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CNI Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 15

From Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc - CNI invites members and their guests to CNI's Annual Meeting 2022, featuring Stacie Reese, Madison's Sustainability Coordinator. Stacie will provide a presentation on the City of Madison's sustainability goals and how residents can support city-wide efforts. Attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available for beverages purchases.

Event details:

Wednesday, June 15th, 6:00 -8:00* pm
*Program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Food will be served from 6:00- 8:00 pm.
Monona Terrace Convention Center* 
*Hallrooms G and J (There will be CNI members as the main entrance to help guide you to the room)


400 Block of State St Proposal
Proposed New Building (4 stories in front, 6 in rear)
400 Block of State Street Existing Bldgs
Existing buildings
UDC To Consider 400 Block of State Street Proposal on June 29

JD McCormick Properties' proposal to redevelop 428 to 444 State Street is expected to be before the Urban Design Commission on June 29. The developer proposes to demolish the existing three mixed-use buildings and construct a new six-story, mixed-use building with 23-26 primarily studio apartments and a first- and second-floor commercial space with no car parking provided. They are seeking Demolition Permits for the three existing buildings and will need formal approvals from the UDC and Plan Commission. You can find the project plans, land use application, and other UDC materials here.

The UDC's purview is limited mostly to the exterior design of the proposed building and its conformity to the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines. On July 11, Plan Commission will consider the Demolition Permit Application and requested Conditional Uses. 

Back on Jan. 31, 2022, the Landmarks Commission considered the requested demolitions of the three buildings. The city 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 decisions on demolitions. For the building at 440-444 State Street Landmarks found that (paraphrased) it has historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, but the building itself is not historically, architecturally or culturally significant. For 432-436 and 428-430 State Street (2 buildings) the Commission found that (paraphrased) the buildings have historic value based on architectural significance, cultural significance, historic significance, and/or its status as a contributing structure in a National Register Historic District.

The steering committee of the Mansion Hill District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI), that has evaluated the redevelopment proposal has not yet issued its report, but I anticipate it will be completed soon. I'll be sure to mention that in a future weekend update as the UDC meeting draws closer.

If you'd like to give input on the proposal, please email me at

Red Rock Rooftop Terrace Proposal

Also at UDC on June 29 - Proposed 2nd Floor Terrace at Red Rock Saloon

At that same Urban Design Commission meeting, the proposal to add a 2nd floor rooftop terrace atop the Red Rock Saloon at 222 W. Gorham Street will be considered. The proposed terrace would be accessed from current second floor interior spaces via two new garage doors and two standard doors. The deck would be approximately 1,450 square feet and its occupancy is estimated at 82 patrons or perhaps more. The applicant plans to have the terrace open during their current operating hours and have no exterior amplified music.

Red Rock Saloon is also required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit for this outdoor area from the Plan Commission. That is also expected at the July 11 Plan Commission meeting. Note that on April 12, I held a virtual neighborhood meeting on the proposed terrace and sent postcard notifications to nearby residents, businesses, and property owners, but there were no attendees. That said, I have heard some concerns from a nearby neighbor about late-night noise and from MPD concerning the potential for troublesome interactions between terrace users and those in the city's Buckeye Parking Lot. Those concerns are likely to be discussed by Plan Commission rather than UDC since UDC's purview is mostly related to the design of the proposed rooftop terrace.

If you'd like to give input on the proposal, please email me at

Beacon Volunteer Flyer

From The Beacon: We are in critical need of volunteers! Our dedicated volunteers run the showers and laundry stations, serve lunch, shuttle the women and folks from the Salvation Army Shelter back and forth, and help out at the front desk. Our volunteers make such a difference in the day to day lives of our guests! If anyone is interested in volunteering, they can apply here.


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.
Police and Fire Commission: Details
5:30pm, Monday, June 13, 2022
Agenda Item 4
Update on MPD Strategic Planning Process and Meet with Consultants from Matrix
At this time, a consent agenda may be moved except for items with registrants wishing to speak or items Committee members wish to separate out for discussion or debate purposes.
Agenda Item 7
Status Update on 2022 Fire Department Hiring and Recruitment Process
Agenda Item 8
Status Update on 2021 Paramedic Class
Agenda Item 9
General Status Report on Fire Department Disciplinary Matters
Agenda Item 10
General Status Report on Fire Department Retirements
Agenda Item 13
Status Update regarding Police Department Recruiting and Hiring
i. 2022 Fall Accelerated Academy Hiring Process Timeline
ii. 2023 Pre-Service Academy Hiring Process Timeline
Agenda Item 14
General Status Report on Police Department Disciplinary Matters
Agenda Item 9
General Status Report on Fire Department Disciplinary Matters
Agenda Item 9
General Status Report on Fire Department Disciplinary Matters
City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
5:30pm, Monday, June 13, 2022
D. Presentations
1. Homelessness among justice involved individuals (presentation by JustDane)
2. 2022 January PIT result (presentation by HSC Point In Time Committee)
F. Reports to Committee
1. Men's Shelter Updates
2. Covid-19 Response Updates
Economic Development Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Review and Discussion Regarding Draft Business District Support Program
Agenda Item 3
Equitable Economic Response and Recovery
Alcohol License Review Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Presentation of the Consent Agenda
At this time, a consent agenda will be moved with the recommended action, or to grant with any recommended conditions if no action is recommended for each item EXCEPT:
1) items which have registrants opposed wishing to speak 2) items which members have seperated out for discussion/debate purposes 3) items recommending ordinance changes 4) operator license applications
Change of Licensed Premise
Agenda Item 44
Change of Licensed Premise
Wando Ventures Inc • dba Wando's
Current Capacity (in/out): 200/80 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 200/80
602 University Ave • Agent: Jay Wanserski
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 92% alcohol, 7% food, 1% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Request to continue extended outdoor premises previous granted in streatery program.
Agenda Item 52
Change of Licensed Premise
Orbut of State Inc • dba Mondays
Current Capacity (in/out): 151/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 151/45
523 State St • Agent: Gary Garten
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 100% alcohol, 0% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Request to continue extension of premises outdoor previously granted through streatery program.
Agenda Item 60
Change of Licensed Premise
ZAPL, LLC • dba City Bar
Current Capacity (in/out): 160/39 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 160/40
636 State St. • Agent: Adam Greenberg
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 90% alcohol, 10% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Request to extend premises out on outdoor patio, previously granted through streatery program. 
21+ Entertainment License
Agenda Item 67
21+ Entertainment License
Oasis Cafe LLC • dba Paul's Pelmeni • Capacity (in/out): 80/0
414 W Gilman St • Agent: Paul Schwaunen
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 30% alcohol, 70% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Discussion Items
Agenda Item 73
Discuss proposal to revise ordinances related to notification and signage requirements for alcohol license applications
Report of Madison Police Department
Agenda Item 74
Summary of Recent Calls for Service

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City Meetings of Interest
Liquor License
Neighborhood Information
Neighborhood Meeting
Redevelopment/Development Proposal Meeting


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