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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 Aug. 15 Meetings of Interest for District 2

August 13, 2022 8:00 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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Reminder: August Moving Days Continue

The Streets Division continues providing information to those who are moving in the downtown/campus area through next week. You can find information here, but below are some highlights for the coming days:

  • Saturday, August 13: The Streets Division will not have crews collecting from the move out area. All three drop-off sites will be open on Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, which is normal procedures. Residents using the Olin Avenue drop-off site are likely to encounter some large vehicle traffic as crews will be working on hauling trash from our trash transfer building to the landfill on Saturday.

  • Sunday, August 14: Crews will be collecting and starting at 6:00am. The goal is to clear as much as possible in the morning before it starts to get crowded downtown.  

  • Monday, August 15: Crews will start at 4:00am on Monday, August 15. Since it is such a very early start, it is possible some residents may be disturbed by the noise of our collection trucks. Crews are starting early to avoid any conflict with all of the moving traffic that will be downtown later in the day.

  • Looking beyond August 15, extra crews will still be working in the move out area and eventually scaling back by Friday, August 19 with a plan to return to regular Streets Division operations on Monday, August 22.


Proposed Redevelopment

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. Click here to register. 

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.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Aug. 15, the Landmarks Commission will receive an informational presentation about the proposed redevelopment's potential impacts on an adjacent building that is a Designated Local Landmark - Luther Memorial Chapel at 626 University Avenue. This building houses the Church Key Pub and a liquor store. At this point, Landmarks will take no formal action on this item. See "City Meetings of Interest" below for the Landmarks Commission's meeting agenda.

N Butler St Homes

Proposed Demolitions of 117-125 N. Butler St. at Landmarks on Monday

Also before the Landmarks Commission on Monday is the demolition of three multi flats - 117, 123, and 125 N. Butler Street to make way for a proposed redevelopment. The developers, Reese Fisher and Blake Fisher, propose to demolish these three existing apartment houses and combine those lots with another lot that is vacant in order to construct a new four-story building with 32 market rate apartments comprised of studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units. A below grade level will provide 24 parking spaces for vehicles, 3 spaces for mopeds, and 35 spaces for bicycles.

City staff's report on the three homes proposed for demolition can be found here. The report includes the following:

117 N Butler: Two-unit residential building constructed in 1894 in the Queen Anne style with no preservation information on file.

123 N Butler: Four-unit residential building constructed in 1937.

The preservation file for this property states it is a Colonial Revival two-story brick veneer building altered by architect Ed Tough in 1937 as a residence for Katherine P. Regan, original date of construction unknown. The file also shows that the Landmarks Commission reviewed this property on the demolition agenda in 2017 and again on June 4, 2018. At that time, by unanimous consent, the Landmarks Commission voted to recommend to the Plan Commission that the building had historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, but it was not itself historically, architecturally, or culturally significant.

125 N Butler St: Two-unit residential building constructed in 1874.

There is no preservation file for this property or site file with the Wisconsin Historical Society, but a demolition report shows that the Landmarks Commission reviewed this property on the demolition agenda on June 4, 2018. At that time, by unanimous consent, the Landmarks Commission voted to recommend to the Plan Commission that the building had no known historic value.

The Landmarks Commission is advisory to the Plan Commission for demolition proposals, so Plan Commission will later make the official determination concerning the demolition applications. See "City Meetings of Interest" below for the Landmarks Commission's meeting agenda.


Black Restaurant Week

Madison Black Restaurant Week 2022 Starts Sunday

Celebrate the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine while you discover Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in the Madison area at Black Restaurant Week 2022. View the list of participating restaurants here, and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

Vote for Your favorite Black Restaurant Experiences
Online voting for favorite restaurant, favorite food truck and favorite caterer or dessert vendor will open on Aug. 14. There will also be in-person voting for the "Favorite Taste Award" at the Jamboree on Aug. 21.

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.
Landmarks Commission: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022
Agenda Item 5
415 N Lake St - Development Adjacent to a Designated Madison Landmark (Luther Memorial Chapel - 626 University Ave); 2nd Ald. Dist.
Note: This proposed redevelopment of the State Street-Campus Garage is required to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Landmarks Commission due to it being adjacent to the Luther Memorial Chapel, a designated city landmark.
Agenda Item 6
Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2022
-833 Hughes Place
-117 N Butler Street
-123 N Butler Street
-125 N Butler Street
-5122 Spring Court
-218 N Fair Oaks Avenue
-2403 East Springs Drive
Note: The N Butler Street buildings are proposed for demolition as part of a redevelopment proposal. See more on this item above in "District 2 Updates".
City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Details
5:30pm, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022
Item 1
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program presented by Koleena Schmidt and Kayla Every from Briarpatch 

Item 1
Homeless Bill of Rights
Item 1
Men's Shelter Update
Item 2
Covid-19 Response Updates
Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
Item 4
Facade Grant Program Policy Updates

Item 9
330 W. Mifflin Street - Alteration of a Planned Development (PD), Renovation of the Madison Senior Center Courtyard into a Public Park. 4th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Madison Senior Center
Applicant: Mike Sturm, City of Madison Parks Division
Informational Presentation
UDC will be an Advisory Body
Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
Agenda Item 20
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for E-W Bus Rapid Transit Main Bid Package. (1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 17th , 19th AD)
This work incorporates earthwork, curb and street work, station construction, utilities, communications, and other work necessary for implementation of the East West Bus Rapid Transit. The project spans from the west terminus on Junction and Mineral Pt Road and travels easterly through the Isthmus to the Sun Prairie Park and Ride. This project excludes the widened sidewalk on Mineral Point Road. Estimated cost is $65,400,000.
Note: While technically this work is not in District 2, the intersection of Blair Street and E. Washington will see the installation of a BRT station and the East-West BRT route will run along E. Washington from Blair to Webster Streets in District 2.
Agenda Item 25
Reduced Carbon in Concrete Presentation
A presentation by Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association regarding reducing carbon in concrete.

Agenda Item 32
Ordering Property Owners to Replace Substandard/Defective Sidewalks. (2nd, 11th, and 19th AD)
Engineering receives and reviews sidewalk condition complaints throughout the City. Notice is given to adjacent property owners indicating sidewalk in poor condition requiring repairs. Property owners are given the choice to hire their own contractor or have the City make the repairs. If the City makes the repair the property owner is billed for the assessable portion of the work.
Note: This item includes several properties in District 2. It is expected to be on the meeting's Consent Agenda.
Economic Development Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Approving and Implementing Changes to the City of Madison Façade Grant Program to increase grant amounts, improve equity, simplify the process and strengthen the program.
Agenda Item 3
Equitable Economic Response and Recovery
Alcohol License Review Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
Change of Licensed Premise
Agenda Item 12
Change of Licensed Premise
508 State Street Golf LLC • dba 7 Iron Social
Current Capacity (in/out): 99/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 99/99
508 State St • Agent: Colin Smith
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 47% alcohol, 10% food, 43% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Request to extend premises to include outdoor deck/cafe on back of building rooftop and two bathrooms.
Note: The applicant will also need to obtain a Conditional Use Permit for an outdoor dining area from Plan Commission. That application has not yet been filed with the city.
21+ Entertainment License
Agenda Item 18
21+ Entertainment License
Eno Vino Downtown Madison LLC • dba Eno Vino Downtown Madison
Capacity: 92
1 N Webster St • Agent: Sara Granados
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 48% alcohol, 52% food
Aldermanic District 4 (Alder Verveer) • Police Sector 406
Note: The meeting agenda incorrectly lists this application location as being in District 4. It is in District 2. The applicant seeks the ability to have a "disc jockey, keyboards, guitarists" in their first floor lobby bar area. A security guard will be in the lounge area whenever there are performances.
Madison Food Policy Council: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
Agenda Item 2
BY TITLE ONLY Establishing the Farmland Preservation Taskforce 
Agenda Item 3
Authorizing the Madison Food Policy Council chair to re-send Raemish Farm memo to Plan Commision with regards to legislative file 72876
Agenda Item 4
Food Access, Relief, and Econ Support
Agenda Item 5
Food Plan
Agenda Item 6
Regional Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
Agenda Item 11
Community Gardens
Agenda Item 12
Madison Metropolitan School District
Agenda Item 13
Double Dollars Program
Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022
Agenda Item 5
Amending 39.03(2), 39.03(4)(a), (c), (d), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (k) and creating 39.03 (p) to add protections for building code complainants.
Agenda Item 7
Publicizing rent abatement changes.
Agenda Item 8
Discussion of Madison General Ordinance 32.15, Retaliation Prohibited
Downtown Coordinating Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022
Agenda Item 2
Report of Mall Maintenance and Special Events 2022
Agenda Item 3
Future of State Street Discussion
-Downtown economic development: TID discussion
-Committee questions for staff regarding the future of State Street
-BRT issues related to State Street

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