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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. 22 Meetings of Interest for District 2

August 20, 2022 3:47 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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  • Movies with Madison Parks presents Encanto at Lisa Link Peace Park, 452 State St., on Saturday, August 27, at 7:45pm. Find more information about this free event here, and be sure to check out the Parks Division Event Calendar for more fun activities in parks around Madison.

  • Save the Date: The Final "Regular" Madison Night Market, Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Photography Contest - Each year Madison Parks publishes a beautiful wall calendar using your winning photos taken in a City of Madison park. Visit Parks Photography Contest to learn more and submit your images through Monday, Sept. 5.


Proposed Redevelopment

Wednesday 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.


668 State Street Rendering

Sept. 8 Neighborhood Meeting for Redevelopment Proposal for 668 State St.

On Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30pm, join me for a virtual neighborhood meeting to take a first look at a proposed redevelopment of 668 State Street. The property owner, 668 State LLC, is seeking approvals to construct a four-story addition atop the existing two-story commercial building at 668 State Street. The proposed addition will contain 24 student-oriented apartments on floors 3-6 with floors 5 and 6 set back approximately 30' from the front façade. The existing commercial space on the two lower floors and in a finished basement will largely remain. No automobile parking is proposed; parking for 24 bicycles will be provided inside the building with 2 additional outdoor bicycle stalls.

This proposal was submitted in 2017 and was fully approved, but the project did not move forward at that time. The property owner is submitting the same project as was approved in 2017. They anticipate submitting their city applications in September. The project will require approvals from the Urban Design Commission and Plan Commission.

After the Sept. 8 meeting, the Campus Area Neighborhood Association may form a neighborhood steering committee to further evaluate the proposal.

Registration for the Zoom meeting is required via this link:


N Butler St Homes
Buildings at 125, 123, and 117 N. Butler Street

Landmarks Recommendation for Proposed Demolitions on N. Butler Street

Last week the Landmarks Commission voted to approve recommendations to Plan Commission concerning the proposed demolitions of three multi flats at 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.

Landmarks commissioners recommended that the buildings at 117 and 123 N. Butler Street have historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, but the buildings themselves are not historically, architecturally, or culturally significant. They also recommended that the building at 125 N. Butler Street has 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. The land use application has not yet been submitted for this redevelopment proposal, but the developers have indicated it may be submitted in the coming week.


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.
Street Use Staff Commission: Details
10:00am, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022
Agenda Item 3
Expo: Wednesday, September 7 - Monday, September 12, 2022 / 200 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Ironman 70.3: Saturday, September 10 - see attached run and bike routes
Full Ironman: Sunday, September 11 - see attached run and bike routes
Discuss locations, routes, setup, closures
Annual triathlon expo and competition
Ironman Usa Triathlon Of Colorado / Ryan Richards
Note: While impacts from these two races and the Expo could impact downtown bicycle, pedestrian, motor vehicle, and bus routes/traffic, District 2 direct impacts will be limited to a closure of the 500 and 600 blocks of State Street on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Preview upcoming events - August 24 - September 7, 2022
24-31, BID Summer in Your City Programming, cafes & programming
25, Thu, 5p-7p, Live and Local, Lisa Link Peace Park
26, Fri, 2pm-11pm, MadLit, 100 State Street
27, Sat, 7pm-10pm, Your downtown movie night, Lisa Link Peace Park
27-28, Sat-Sun, 8am-7pm, The James resident move in, No Parking 400 W Gorham, 400 W Gilman, 500 University Ave
2-5, Fri - Mon., 6pm-2am, Taste of Madison, Capitol Square, 100 blocks around the Square, parking on outer square
Note: Only those events potentially impacting District 2 are listed.
Committee on Aging: Details
2:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022
The agenda for this meeting was not available as of publication, but should be available at "Details" above.
Community Services Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022

The agenda for this meeting was not available as of publication, but should be available at "Details" above.
Joint Campus Area Committee: Details
4:45pm, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022
Agenda Item 5
City of Madison Project Updates
- University Avenue Reconstruction Project (Legistar #53400)
- State Street Campus Garage Mixed-Use Project (Legistar #67757)
- 668 State Street (old Legistar #47756; resubmittal pending)
Disability Rights Commission: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022

The agenda for this meeting was not available as of publication, but should be available at "Details" above.

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