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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Home Address:

1029 Spaight St # 6C
Madison , WI 53703

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Alder Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of August 14, 2017

August 13, 2017 9:04 PM

Highlights: The City is about to embark on a two year long process to complete phase 2 of the revision of the Landmarks ordinance as part of a process to create a Historic Preservation Plan. We re-established the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee (LORC) on which I serve and I continue as the alder appointed to the Landmarks Commission which meets Monday. District 6 has three historic districts: First Settlement, Third Lake Ridge and the Marquette Bungalow district. We engaged a consultant who will be leading a community engagement process. Also Monday, Giant Jones Brewing Co is applying for a conditional use for a tasting room at Plan Commission.  The City County Homeless Issues Committee also meets Monday with updates about the day resource center and Messner's property. Urban Design reviews aesthetic improvements to the enclosure surrounding the MGE substation, Gorman and Company's grandfamily housing proposal at Union Corners (which was awarded WHEDA Sec 42 tax credits), and the boutique hotel proposed by Curt Brink at 901 E Washington (the Kleuter warehouse). ALRC also meets Wednesday with several D6 applications for alcohol licenses. Also Wednesday is the second neighborhood meeting about 131 S Fair Oaks (the Kessenich's site). 


The uptick in gun violence, shootings and homicides is being taken very seriously by the Madison Common Council, Mayor Soglin and MPD. The shooting last Tuesday in Worthington Park after a successful family friendly event in the park is very concerning as are all the shots fired incidents and homicides across the city this year. The city's newly created Rapid Response Team was activated after Tuesday's shooting and a trained peer mentor went to the hospital to talk to the victim, his family and friends. We were able to pay for temporary housing that night for the family. Other team members, both community and police have canvassed the neighborhood to get a sense of people's concerns. The goal of peer support mentors is to 'interrupt' the violence by diffusing retaliation and assisting the victims. Chief Koval also issued a statement in his August 10 blog about MPD's initiative to focus on approximately 70 individuals who are considered  'egregious offenders'  and to contact them to provide warnings and options or arrest if there are outstanding warrants. He explicitly states it is not a 'blue blanket' operation and the police will not engage in profiling. I will work to make sure we take a root cause approach to address economic and social conditions and work with the Mayor and the Council to introduce a public health model to combat violence, not just a policing model. Cure Violence is a well regarded and effective model. There is a documentary about Cure Violence that will be shown Monday 8/14 at 5p at the Downtown Library. Mayor Soglin is in discussions with Public Health about including an initiative in the 2018 budget to incorporate this model. In the short term, the Mayor has introduced a resolution to approve a contract with Project for Public Spaces for training of city neighborhood resource team members and community members to engage in placemaking as a way to participate directly in bettering public spaces in their neighborhoods. It will be on the Sept 5 Council agenda. As a country, in my opinion, we need to address the proliferation of guns along with the escalation of racist violence and malevolence. We have a lot of work to do.

Monday August 14, 2017

Landmarks Commissionfiv

4:45p GR-27 CCB (enter at 211 S Carroll St)


3. 48333 1143 Williamson St - Exterior Alteration; Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.


4. 47358 1139 Williamson Street - Demolition and New Construction in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist., 6th Ald. Dist. Review of corrected information 


5. 47837 Landmarks Commission Review of Historic Preservation Plan 


Check out the matrix in the link to see how standards for alterations apply to the five local historic districts.


7. 45700 Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2017 - 924 E Main Street & 939 E Washington Ave


Monday August 14

Film: The Interrupters

5p Downtown Public Library


'The Interrupters' is a critically acclaimed 2011 documentary telling the story of three Cure Violence workers who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. It examines a year in which Chicago drew national headlines for violence and murder that plagued the city.

Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of 40% to 70%.

Also screening:  Monday August 21 4p at Hawthorne Library followed by discussion at 6:30-7:45 

Monday August 14

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


8. 47763 Amending Section 28. 151 of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify that any change in a limited production and processing use requires a conditional use alteration.

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Limited Production and Processing, as defined by Sec. 28.211 and regulated under Sec. 28.151, requires conditional use approval in districts where it is allowed.  This amendment to Sec. 28.151 clarifies that any change in use, either through changing the product being produced or the intensity with which the product is produced and processed, requires a conditional use alteration pursuant to Sec. 28.183(8).  This will ensure that the use won't change from the production of one item to another, or from one production level to another, without taking into account the impact the change might have on the neighborhood. Staff supports this text amendment.


13. 47852 Consideration of a conditional use to establish a brewery with tasting room in an existing multi-tenant commercial building at 931 E. Main Street; 6th Ald. Dist.


Upcoming Matters-August 28

- 1139 Williamson Street - Demolition Permit - Demolish single-family residence and construct two-family two-unit residence in Third Lake Ridge Historic Dist. 

- 801 Williamson Street - Demolition Permit - Demolish converted residence to construct three-story mixed-use building with 1,000 square feet of commercial space and 4 apartments in Third Lake Ridge Historic Dist.


Upcoming Matters-September 18

- 2048-2114 Winnebago Street - (Partial) TSS to TE, Demolition Permit, Conditional Use and Certified Survey Map Referral - Rezone portion of property developed with a gym at 2114 Winnebago Street to TE; demolish two commercial buildings; construct three-story mixed-use building with 3,850 square feet of commercial space and 45 cohousing units; construct 10,300 square feet trade school; and create three commercial lots 

- 901-939 E. Washington Avenue and 910-924 E. Main Street - Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish three commercial buildings and an existing addition to construct a new addition as part of the conversion of an existing five-story commercial building into a 144-room hotel in Urban Design Dist. 8


Monday August 14

City-County Homeless Issues Committee

6:30p room 357 CCB


2. 48392 City Summer Funding Process for Homeless Services - Sarah Lim, City of Madison


5. 48395 Update on Healing House Medical Respite - Linda Ketcham, Madison Urban Ministry


6. 48396 Beacon (Day Resource Center) Update 


7. 48397 Messner Property RFP Update


Wednesday August 16

Street Use Staff Commission

10a room 108 CCB


Info about upcoming events that require street closures.


Wednesday August 16

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 351 CCB


2. 47904 722 East Main Street - Madison Gas & Electric Substation Enclosure in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: Tim Bliefernicht, MG&E Applicant: Dean Proctor, Vandewalle & Associates Initial/Final Approval is Requested 


3. 47700 901 East Washington Avenue - New Development of a Boutique Hotel in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: Archipelago Village, LLC/901 Hospitality, LLC Applicant: Doug Hursh, Potter Lawson, Inc. Initial/Final Approval is Requested


9. 48349 2507 Winnebago Street - PD(SIP), New Development of 59 Units of Affordable and Market-Rate Grand Family and Kinship Family Housing in Two Buildings. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: UC Grandfamily, LLC Applicant: Mark Smith, Gorman and Company Informational Presentation


Wednesday August 16

Alcohol License Review Committee

5:30p room 201 CCB


20. 48168 Change of Licensed Premise Growl LLC • dba BarleyPop Tap and Shop Current Capacity: 34 in/0 out • Proposed Capacity: 34 in/8 out 2045 Atwood Avenue #107 • Agent: Jason Hajdik Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 100% alcohol, 0% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 313 Addition of outdoor seating area.


29. 48139 Public Hearing - New License Williamson Street Grocery Cooperative • dba Willy Street Co-op 1221 Williamson Street • Agent: Kristin Esselstrom Class A Beer, Class A Liquor, Class A Cider Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 


At the neighborhood meeting August 8, Coop managers said they would ask for referral to the September 13 ALRC meeting in order to go to the MNA Board meeting Thurs August 17. About 15 people attended the meeting, the majority spoke in favor of the coop doing a survey of members about whether Willy East should sell alcohol and expressed concern about the impact on nearby Star Liquor.  Kristen Esselstrom, manager at East, said they would consider the request but explained they don't usually ask for owner input on product selection and they had consistently received requests for wine and beer in the annual survey over many years.


30. 48140 Public Hearing - New License Star UWM LLC • dba 5 Star Korean Barbeque 605 E Washington Avenue • Agent: Chulkee Chang Estimated Capacity: 99 Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 10% alcohol, 90% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 


?Wednesday August 16

Neighborhood meeting 131 S Fair Oaks

7p Zion Faith Community Sanctuary 2165 Linden Ave


Please join me for a second neighborhood meeting on Inventure Capital's development proposal for 131 S. Fair Oaks Avenue currently Kessenich's, Ltd. Mike Thorson, head of Inventure, and his architectural team at JLA have refined their proposal with feedback from the June 22 neighborhood meeting and input from the SASY Preservation and Development Committee. The proposed structure has reduced density and has been moved further from the rail corridor with upper floor step-backs to increase privacy for nearby neighborhood residents. The proposal is to demolish the existing building and construct a five-story mixed use building with a green roof. The ground floor would include approximately 14,000 sq. ft. of retail/ commercial fronting S. Fair Oaks Avenue. The second through fifth floors would consist of approximately 168 studio to three-bedroom market rate apartments. There would be 134 covered parking spots on the ground floor, 56 surface parking spots and bicycle parking and amenities. The small utility building at the north end of the site would remain and contaminated soils would be remediated. Plan Commission approval for a five-story building in the Traditional Employment (TE) Zoning District will be required.


Upcoming neighborhood meetings:


Monday August 21

Neighborhood Meeting in D2

7p St Johns's Lutheran Church 322 E Washington 


Please join Michael Metzger of the McGrath Property Group, Alder Ledell Zellers and me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about a proposal to demolish four homes (11 N. Franklin Street, 7 N. Franklin Street, 502 E. Washington Avenue, 506 E. Washington Avenue) to construct an extended stay hotel consisting of 50-60 units and 16-20 parking stalls. The current plan includes one level of underground parking and five floors of units/lobby above ground. The ground floor may have a commercial/retail component.

Tuesday August 22

Neighborhood Meeting 1339 Dewey Court

7p TBD


Please join Debby Dines and Chris Gosch, the architect, to learn more about her proposal to combine two lots, demolish a dilapidated garage and construct a two unit owner occupied building. The building type is permitted in the zoning code and the lot combination may be approved administratively by Planning staff so it may not go to Plan Commission. This is an opportunity for neighbors to get information, give feedback and share any concerns.







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