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Alder Erik Paulson

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Alder Erik Paulson

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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 Paulson’s Updates

Development updates, new District 3 events calendar, reminders of road work and tree pruning

May 20, 2019 11:58 AM

1. Ace Apartments/Sentry Food site development update

There is a significant update regarding Movin' Out's The Ace Apartments development - it has received the needed tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration (WHEDA). They have been awarded the tax credits because Heartland Housing returned the credits they were awarded for their project on South Park Street, since it is no longer happening.

The Ace Apartments is the mixed-use development that has been proposed for the Sentry site on Cottage Grove Road, and includes 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and affordable housing for people with disabilities.

When I have additional information about the development, I will keep folks informed via this District 3 blog. Right now we only know that Movin' Out has a number of steps that have to be completed before anything can be advanced, including securing additional funding and receiving land use approvals from the city.

2. Kwik Trip status

Kwik Trip expects to be submitting their land use application soon for their proposed location at Sprecher and Cottage Grove Roads. They are working with City Engineering on the design of the through street (Kilpatrick St) and New Sprecher Road. They plan on starting construction on the roads as soon as the development has been approved by Plan Commission.

For those who have expressed concerns about Kwik Trip selling hard liquor, please know that Madison ordinances prohibit sales of alcohol beyond beer, wine or cider from being sold at gas stations. Additionally, the neighborhood concerns have been shared with companies involved and with City staff.

3.  Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Customer and Community meeting

May 22, 2019, 7:30 to 9 am
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District: Maintenance Facility Training Room
1610 Moorland Road

Register here

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District's municipal customers and community members met in March to prioritize challenges requiring shared, regional solutions. As the next step in the process, the upcoming 90-minute meeting will be used to develop shared interests and objectives regarding: infiltration and inflow; industrial pretreatment and community coordination; and communication and outreach efforts related to community infrastructure needs and pollution prevention.

The May meeting will be the second of four planned meetings for 2019. Following the development of shared interests and objectives, a third meeting will be held in September to consider programs already underway and what more could be done. A fourth and final meeting will put it all together with possible ways to move forward.

All are invited regardless of attendance at the first meeting. Industrial permittees and community development professionals are particularly encouraged to join in the breakout group on pretreatment and community coordination. Your input is important!

4. Reminder of City Tree Pruning

MG&E will be pruning city-owned trees in our area. Here is a map of their tree maintenance boundaries within our district, and a sample of the card that was sent out to residents.

More information can be found here.

5. Road resurfacing and sealing reminder

Several streets in our area will be resurfaced, listed below. The schedule can be found here.

Information on the resurfacing process, scope of work, and contact person at Engineering can be found here.

Roads being resurfaced in District 3:

Violet Circle

Violet Lane from Hamlet Place to Daffodil Lane

Hamlet Place from Swanton Road to Daffodil Lane

Daffodil Lane from Milwaukee Street to Hamlet Place

Flint Lane from Acewood Blvd to Meadowlark Drive

Charleen Lane from Walker Drive to Flint Lane

Lois Lane from Walker Drive to Meadowlark Drive

Walker Drive from Milwaukee Street to Flint Lane

Ralph Circle

Beehner Circle

Valley Road from Retana Drive to Kevins Way

Shady Wood Way from Valley Road to Quiet Lane

Quiet Lane from Shady Wood Way to Valley Road

screenshot of map of D3 streets getting resurfaced

The full map can be found here.

C. Pavement crack sealing and chip sealing are also slated for streets throughout District 3 this year. This is a rather quick maintenance that helps extend the life of our streets, delaying the need for resurfacing or total reconstruction. More on the process can be found here.

Screenshot of the map of streets getting sealed

The full map can be found here.

6. District 3 Event Calendar

I've created a calendar of upcoming events and city meetings of potential interest to District 3 - below. In full disclosure, I borrowed this idea from colleague Grant Foster, Alder for District 15. If you notice anything missing you'd like included, please let me know at I will keep this updated and share out with each of my updates going forward.

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