Alder Erik Paulson
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Paulson’s Updates
District 3 Updates October 27, 2019
Monday, 10/28: Meadowlands Multi-family Residences at Plan Commission |
Monday, 10/28: Ace Apartments at Plan Commission |
City Budget and Special Council Meeting Tuesday |
Thursday, 11/7: Autumn Ridge Path Public Meeting |
Portland Park Master Plan |
What's being built in the northwest corner of Milwaukee Street and Sprecher? |
Join the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association Board |
Engineering podcast episode 6: Hop on the Bus! How Madison's Bus Riding Experience is Changing |
1. Monday, October 28: Meadowlands Multi-Family Residences Proposal at Plan Commission
There is opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Comments can also be emailed to the Plan Commission in advance to be shared with the commissioners by emailing Colin Punt in City Planning (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you've already sent me your thoughts, these are part of public record and have been provided to the Plan Commission for consideration.
Based on the improvements that have been made to the proposal, I will be sharing that I believe the developers - KCG - have done much to improve this proposal, including providing many activities and outlets for children, dedicating a large amount of room to amenities, and meeting with the Madison Police Department and outlining a management and security plan. That said, I still have reservations about this location, given the limited transit and services nearby.
A few updates on the project:
Metro Transit reviewed it and would prioritize expanding service in this location given the size of this development. Increased service is being included by Madison Metro in the Transit Development Plan, currently being reviewed by the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board.
The developers met with the Madison Police Department to discuss their security plan.
The project includes an accessible playground and community garden on the grounds, and the interior includes a 1,400 square foot dedicated room for services and resources, a game room for children, a business room and a community room.
Since they are still working to address feedback from the Urban Design Commission, updated renderings of the buildings are being created. If the project receives approval at Plan Commission, they will then need to go back to Urban Design Commission for final approval.
The zoning updates requested in this proposal will also require Common Council approval.
2. Monday, October 28: Ace Apartments at Plan Commission
The Ace Apartments development received approval from the Urban Design Commission Meeting on October 16 and will be at the Monday, October 28 Plan Commission Meeting, which begins at 5:30 pm at the City County Building, Room 201.
There is opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Comments can also be emailed to the Plan Commission in advance to be shared with the commissioners by emailing Tim Parks (email@example.com). If you've already sent me your thoughts, these are part of public record and have been provided to the Plan Commission for consideration.
3. City Budget
This Tuesday, there will be a special Common Council meeting to vote on approving the $40 vehicle registration fee.
Additional resources on the budget and the vehicle registration fee:
Remaining 2020 Capital & Operating Budget Meeting Dates
Tuesday, October 29: Common Council vote on vehicle registration fee / 4:30 pm / Room 201, City County Building
Tuesday, November 12, 2018 - Common Council Meeting (Budget Only) / 5:30 pm / Room 201, City County Building
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – Common Council Meeting (Budget Only/If Needed) / 5:30 pm / Room 215, Madison Municipal Building
Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Common Council Meeting (Budget Only/If Needed) / 5:30 pm / Room 201, City County Building
4. Thursday, Nov. 7: Autumn Ridge Path Public Meeting
City Engineering has scheduled the first Public Information Meeting for the Autumn Ridge Path project. This project involves the installation of a multi-use path that will connect users between Milwaukee Street and Commercial Avenue north of Highway 30. The proposed route will include a bridge overpass of Highway 30 and will use a combination of off-street and on-street facilities south of Highway 30 to make the connection:
This first public meeting will provide a broad overview of the project and feedback from the meeting will be used to narrow the focus of the design.
Autumn Ridge Path Public Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 6 pm
LMC of Kennedy Elementary School
5. Portland Park Master Plan
Parks staff held a second Public Input Meeting last Wednesday, October 23 to discuss the Portland Park Master Plan. At this session, attendees reviewed opportunities and constraints of the site, a summary of public input received regarding the park, and two conceptual master plans for Portland Park. Attendees indicated a preference for the layout and amenities of the second conceptual master plan.
Overall, the attendees liked concept 2 the most. It features a half basketball court, gaga ball, and four square and hopscotch striping. Also, the picnic shelter and play equipment will be shifted out of the back corner of the park to the center, for more visibility and accessibility. This will also minimize the areas will people can congregate "out of site" thus helping minimize suspicious activity.
The Master Plan Report for Portland Park will be presented to the Board of Park Commissioners this fall.
6. What's being built in the northwest corner of Milwaukee Street and Sprecher?
Approved in February, work has begun on one of two five-story mixed use buildings. These buildings will include commercial space on the first floor and 198 apartments, with 98 in one building and 100 in the other building. The apartments will be priced at market rates, featuring efficiencies, 1,2 and 3 bedroom options, with basement parking.
There will be 28 efficiencies, 131 one bedrooms, 38 two bedrooms, and one three bedroom. See the apartment layouts. Each building will have 14,000 square feet of commercial space for 28,000 square feet total.
180 underground parking spots and 178 surface parking spots are included. This amounts to an average of 1.6 parking stalls per unit, and 80 parking stalls for commercial use.
Construction for the first building is underway, and construction of the second building will begin based on market trends, with completion of both buildings anticipated to be September 2022.
7. Join the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association Board
Help improve your neighborhood, get to know your neighbors, plan fun events, and give back to your community.
There are open positions on the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association board, including Vice President and two at-large board positions.
Want to learn more or express your interest in joining? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Engineering Podcast Episode 6: Hop on the Bus! How Madison's Bus Riding Experience is Changing
Riding the bus in Madison has changed over the years, however one thing has not: city agencies working together to make sure Madison residents and visitors can get from point A to point B, without hassle. In 2018, Metro provided 13 million rides, and on any given day, it provides up to 60,000 rides a day. You'll also learn why you should ride the bus, even if you're not a believer in mass transit.
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