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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 July 4 Meetings of Interest for District 2

July 2, 2022 6:20 AM

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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100 Block N Butler Existing Buildings
Existing Buildings on North Butler St.

July 7 Neighborhood Meeting on a New Redevelopment Proposal for 100 Block of N. Butler St.

On July 7 at 6:30pm, please join me for a virtual neighborhood meeting to take a first look at a proposed redevelopment of 117, 119, 121-123 & 125 North Butler St. The developers, Reese Fisher and Blake Fisher, propose to demolish the three existing apartment houses (shown above) that are currently located on these properties; one lot is vacant. Proposed is 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 developer proposes to convert the four existing properties into a single lot and seeks 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 any Conditional Uses needing only Plan Commission approval.

Sometime after the July 7 meeting, the James Madison Park District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., (CNI), will likely form a neighborhood steering committee to further evaluate the proposal. Registration for the meeting is required and available here.

Please email me if you have input or would like to serve on the neighborhood steering committee.

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The Beacon Is Searching for Staff

The Beacon, the day center for those experiencing homelessness, is looking for passionate individuals interested in entering the social services field. The Beacon is the perfect launching pad for those seeking to serve those in need rather actively pursuing a Social Services degree or interested in finding a way transfer interpersonal and customer service skills to a more fulfilling position. As a Guest Services Specialist (GSS) you will be the bridge between our guests and the resources they need. The GSS staff act as a guide and provide support as folks walk the journey to stability. GSS learns the skill of building rapport and trust which is the foundation of the work we do. Please apply here.

For questions, email Kimberly Tesch at

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 Refers 400 Block of State Street Proposal to a Future Meeting

JD McCormick Properties' proposal to redevelop 428 to 444 State Street was before the Urban Design Commission on June 29. UDC discussed the proposal and voted to refer it to a future meeting rather than making an advisory recommendation to Plan Commission. While the proposal was scheduled to be considered by Plan Commission on July 11, with no UDC recommendation Plan Commission will need to wait for UDC to discuss the proposal and presumably make a recommendation at some future date.

You can find the project plans, land use application, and other UDC materials, including the staff report, 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 and to the Design Standards for Downtown and Urban Zoning Districts, MGO 28.071(3). Commissioners raised concerns about the proposal's impact on the adjacent Lisa Link Peace Park, the height and massing of the building's front facade, and establishing the precedent of replacing State Street buildings. If the UDC eventually does make a recommendation, Plan Commission will consider the Demolition Permit Application and requested Conditional Uses. 

The steering committee of the Mansion Hill District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) that has evaluated the redevelopment proposal did submit a report to UDC, but it was late in arriving, so did not get to commissioners in time. I anticipate that UDC's delay will also allow a consideration of the steering committee report.


Red Rock Rooftop Terrace Proposal

Proposed 2nd Floor Terrace at Red Rock Saloon at Plan Commission on July 11

On Wednesday, Urban Design Commission also considered the proposal to add a 2nd floor rooftop terrace atop the Red Rock Saloon at 222 W. Gorham Street. Commissioners unanimously supported the proposed terrace, which would be accessed from current second floor interior spaces via two new garage doors and two standard doors. Materials from UDC's consideration can be found here.

Red Rock Saloon is also required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit for this outdoor area from the Plan Commission. That consideration is expected to be at the July 11 Plan Commission meeting. If you'd like to give input on the proposal, please email me at

The applicant is proposing to shut the two garage doors at midnight each night to reduce noise and allow patrons on the terrace until 1:30am. There would be no amplified or non-amplified music on the terrace and no outdoor bar, but I anticipate that noise concerns could be discussed at Plan Commission. MPD has also raised concerns about any potential interaction between those on the terrace and those in the City's Buckeye Parking Lot or otherwise on the ground, as well as a need to understand the security, safety, and management plans for the terrace.



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.
Common Council Executive Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Madison Forward Fund
Agenda Item 3
Update Item: 311 Consultant
Community Development Block Grant Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, July 7, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Approving submission of the City of Madison's required 2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Agenda Item 3
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a sole-source emergency contract with Fiscal Assistance, Inc. to facilitate the provision of housing assistance-related payment services using federal HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds, to supplement resources that support participants of the City's Unsheltered Response Initiatives programs.
Agenda Item 4
SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute contract amendments with specific Dane CoC agencies to extend ESG-CV contract terms through December 31, 2022.
Agenda Item 6
CDBG Recommendations for Housing Forward RFP
Agenda Item 7
Modifications to Home Buy the American Dream

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