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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

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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 March 5, 2018

March 4, 2018 11:49 PM

Highlights: The Grandfamily housing at Union Corners is at Plan Commission on Monday March 5 and I am holding the second neighborhood meeting about the project on Wednesday March 7. The big issue at Plan will be Gorman and Company's request for angled parking on the south side of Winnebago. The Carbon has 90K sf of approved retail space. Gorman says angled parking could add about 20 more surface parking stalls for a total of 37 stalls and the additional parking is needed to get tenants to lease the space.  Staff is recommending that Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission address the issue of angled stalls. Also on Monday, Chief Koval is initiating the first of a series of community forums. Tuesday's Council agenda is light because the spring primary pushed the second Council meeting to February 27.  The National Guard Bureau is holding a scoping meeting on Thursday March 8 to get questions and comments about the environmental impacts of siting the F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field, it will not be a public hearing, but more of an open house format. March 14 is the neighborhood meeting about I/O Arcade Bar at 720 Williamson St, see upcoming meetings at the end of the blog for details.


Monday March 5, 2018

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


2. 50625 Authorizing the City of Madison Planning Division to prepare the Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.


9. 50364 Creating Section 28.022 -- 00322 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning at property located at 2507 Winnebago Street, 6th Aldermanic District, from PD (GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) District to PD (SIP) Planned Development (Specific Implementation Plan) District.


Staff report: "The Planning Division recommends that the Plan Commission forward Zoning Map Amendment ID 28.022–00322, approving a Planned Development–Specific Implementation Plan to construct up to 60 dwelling units in two apartment buildings at 2507 Winnebago Street at Union Corners, to the Common Council with a recommendation of approval subject to input at the public hearing, the recommendations of the Urban Design Commission, and the conditions from reviewing agencies beginning on page 5 of this report.


The applicant is requesting approval of a Specific Implementation Plan to construct two apartment buildings containing up to 60 dwelling units on a vacant, triangularly-shaped 3.2-acre parcel located on the southeasterly side of Winnebago Street in the Union Corners Planned Development. The 60 units proposed will consist of 37 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units to be marketed to "grand families," which are families headed by grandparents raising grandchildren, and "kinship families," where family members are raising other family members' children. 


"Building 6" of the plans will be a three-story, rectangularly shaped building located on the westerly side of the site's Winnebago Street frontage. Floorplans for the project are not labeled; however,  Building 6 will include 15 two-bedroom and nine three-bedroom dwelling units located above one level of underground parking for 27 autos and 21 bikes accessed from a garage entrance along the western wall of the building. Sheet A201 shows that Building 6 will be clad in two stories of cream-colored stucco above a ground floor veneer of red brick. 


"Building 7" is proposed as an L-shaped building that will front onto the easterly portion of the Winnebago Street site frontage as well as a central greenspace and walkway that will extend southeasterly between Buildings 6 and 7. This central greenspace will be a continuation of a similar open space feature on the block of Union Corners across Winnebago Street, which will ultimately extend through the entire planned development from E. Washington Avenue to the Union Corners Bike Path located in the adjacent railroad corridor. The plans for Building 7 call for 22 two-bedroom apartments and 14 three-bedroom apartments in the three-story building, which will also include a community room, multi-purpose room with offices for a supportive services provider, rental office, and tenant fitness room on the first floor. Parking for 48 autos and 41 bikes will be provided in one level below Building 7, which will be accessed from a garage entrance along the eastern wall. Building 7 is proposed to be clad with a combination of cream-colored brick and gray fiber cement siding. 


The Specific Implementation Plan includes a ten-stall surface parking lot located in the northerly corner of the site, which will share access to Winnebago Street with the driveway serving the garage for Building 7. A 33-stall backin diagonal parking area is shown in the Winnebago Street right of way adjacent to Buildings 6 and 7. The Traffic Engineering Division is recommending that this parking in the right of way be removed from the subject plans; instead, Traffic Engineering staff recommends that any parking on Winnebago Street be submitted for approval by the Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission and Common Council separate from this project. [see condition #34] Outside the buildings, the applicant proposes a generously landscaped rear yard that will include a playground and patio for tenants adjacent to Building 7, and community garden plots along the eastern property line. Sidewalks are proposed to connect the central open space spine to the Union Corners Bike Path, which have been designed to avoid a manmade topographical feature that will be preserved adjacent to the rail corridor. ....


The Urban Design Commission (UDC) reviewed the Specific Implementation Plan on February 21, 2018 and recommended initial approval of the site plan and building massing only. In reviewing the plans, the Commission recommended that the applicant provide better details for the proposed HVAC penetrations and encouraged that they be less visible or hidden from view. They also expressed the need for more building articulation and better building materials, and recommended that there be a more cohesive building design between Buildings 6 and 7 to have the buildings complement one another. The UDC felt that Building 7 is a more successful design, and that Building 6 should be redesigned to be more similar to it. 


Although additional work is needed to address the issues raised by the Urban Design Commission about the architecture of the project, Planning staff feels that the Plan Commission may find the standards met to allow the project to proceed. Final approval of the project by the UDC would be required prior to final plan approval and issuance of building permits."


I support the Grandfamily project. I am organizing a second meeting with the Gorman team on March 7.  The February 5 neighborhood meeting was supportive of the project. Last year Gorman was awarded WHEDA Section 42 tax credits. Several residents living in the Carbon attended the neighborhood meeting and shared their requests about adding more kid-friendly amenities to their building. The Gorman team will report back on their requests. They have also followed up with Madison Metropolitan School District to inform them about the expected growth in school age kids at Union Corners.  We will also hear from Lutheran Social Services at Wednesday's meeting about the wrap around services they will provide on site.


This proposal is part of an adopted general development plan and as a result, the specific plan for the Grandfamily buildings must be approved by the Common Council.  If there are no delays, this should be March 20.  The Gorman team's request to add more angled parking on Winnebago to insure there is sufficient street parking to support the future retail at the Carbon as part of the Grandfamily GDP was rejected by Traffic Engineering. Instead, TE recommends that the developer submit the street geometrics to Ped Bike Motor Vehicle Commission for their recommendations. If you have comments you would like to share, please email Heather Stouder by 3p.

See Wednesday for details about the second neighborhood meeting.


-- Special Work Sessions on the Comprehensive Plan - 

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:30 Room 351, City-County Building; 

Thursday, April 12, 2018; 5:30 p.m. in Room 201, City-County Building


-- Upcoming Matters - March 19, 2018

308 S. Paterson Street and 852 Williamson Street – Conditional Use - Convert building at 308 S. Paterson into tavern with outdoor eating area on zoning lot with adjacent restaurant-tavern with outdoor recreation at 852 Williamson


Monday March 5

MPD Central District Community Forum

5:30p 3rd floor conference room, Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St


Chief Koval is hosting several community forums throughout Madison.  These are opportunities to listen to Chief Koval talk about crime trends and police initiatives.  There will also be information provided from some specialty units such as the Violent Crime Unit, Burglary Crime Unit, Gang Unit, neighborhood officers, etc.  There will also be time for questions. For a list of all community forums go to:


Monday March 5

City-County Homeless Issues Committee

5:30p room 357 CCB


1. 50298 Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness 

2. 50299 System Gaps Analysis and Recommendations

4. 50776 2019 City and County Budget Recommendations 

5. 50777 2017 Eviction Report Statistics

8. 50302 Beacon Update 

9. 50034 Messner Property Update


Tuesday March 6

Common Council Executive Committee

4:30p room 108 CCB


6. 50802 Update: Transportation Director Hiring Process - Deputy Mayor Anne Monks 

7. 50800 Update: 311 Progress - Vice-President Samba Baldeh 

8. 50797 Update: President's Work Group to Develop City-Wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies


Tuesday March 6

Common Council

6:30p room 201 CCB


6. 50242 Public Hearing - New License Forworld LLC • dba Poke Poke 600 Williamson St Suite K3 • Agent: Zhu Zhu • Estimated Capacity: 32 Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 10% alcohol, 90% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406


13. 50793 Amending the work timeline for the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.


16. 49898 21+ Entertainment License Prosit-To-You Inc • dba Essen HausCome Back In • Capacity: 240 514508 E Wilson Street • Agent: Robert Worm Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 45% alcohol, 55% food Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406


18. 50248 21+ Entertainment License Prosit To You Inc • dba Up North • Capacity: 60 524 E Wilson St • Agent: Robert Worm Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 20% alcohol, 10% food, 70% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 406


24. 50566 Change of Agent Madison Association of the Deaf Inc dba Madison Association of the Deaf 1109 Williamson Street New Agent: Kris Voss Class B Combination Liquor & Beer Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel)


25. 50567 Business Name Change Farnsworth Technologies LLC • Current dba: Bodega 2334 Atwood Avenue Class A Beer, Class A Liquor Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) New dba: Degoba


41. 50461 Reaffirming the intent of the City of Madison to conduct a national search for the Public Market Operator and requiring the drafting of a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that focuses on operations and management experience of a Public Market.


43. 50629 SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 9.13(6)(n) of the Madison General Ordinances to create new procedures and sites for Late Night Vending for the next five vending seasons and phasing out Late Night Vending areas except for the Library Mall, as of April 14, 2023.




71. 50757 Authorizing the City's Economic Development Division to submit a grant application for $500,000 to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Idle Sites Grant program to fund infrastructure costs on the former Oscar Mayer site and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with WEDC to accept Idle Sites Grant funding if it is awarded and a Memorandum of Understanding with the new owners of the former Oscar Mayer site for the use of the funds.


73. 50773 Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #27 (Broadway)


74. 50774 Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #32 (Upper State St)


75. 50775 Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #43 (Park / Drake St)


76. 50783 Authorizing the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County to sign a non-competitive service contract with The Safe Community Coalition of Madison and Dane County, Inc. for a drug poisoning and opioid harm reduction initiative


79. 50597 Public Hearing - New License I/O Arcade Bar LLC • dba I/O Arcade Bar 720 Williamson St • Agent: Mitchell Turino • Estimated Capacity: 250 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 80% alcohol, 10% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408


Wednesday March 7

Street Use Staff Commission

10:00a room 108 CCB


1. 50787 MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - MADISON Sa, March 24, 2018, 8a-8p (Event 10a-4p) Route: State St. Mall - State St. - Capitol March Discuss location, schedule, and route March for Our Lives Madison

2. 50789 MLK 50 COMMEMORATION Wed, April 4, 2018, 11a-3p (Event: 12-1:30p) Closure: 100 & 200 block MLK Jr. Blvd. Commemorative event / street rededication Discuss location, schedule, set up, and parade route 

3. 50547 SCIENCE PARADE Sa April, 14, 2018 / 2:30p-7:30p (Parade 4p-5:30p) Preassembly and Dedicated Disbanding Area: 10 S. Butler & 300 E. Main Staging: 10 N. & S. Pinckney, 100 E. Wash, 100 E. Mifflin, 100 N. Hamilton, 100 E. Main, 100 N. Pinckney Parade: Capitol Square Parade for Science Discuss updated location, schedule, route, and activities


Wednesday March 7

Board of Public Works

4:30p room 108 CCB


4. 50690 Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For S. Bryan Street, Daley Drive, James Street and Thorp Street Reconstruction District 2018. The Board of Public Works is scheduled to hold a Public Hearing in Room 108, Parks Conference Room, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.


14. 50520 Approving plans and specifications for public improvements necessary for the project known as 101 King Street - Lucille Madison and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 8159. (4th AD)


30. 50735 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Breese Stevens Field - Concession and Restroom Building. Attachments: Breese Stevens Field - Concession and Restroom Building.pdf Work includes the addition of a concession/restroom building to Breese Stevens Field. Estimated cost of the work is $1,100,000.00. REPORT BY CITY PARKS


31. 50739 Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Walter Street Restroom Building Replacement. Attachments: Walter St Proj Sched.pdf Work includes construction of a new restroom building. This project includes general construction, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and demolition of existing shelter/restroom building. Estimated cost is $450,000. REPORT BY CITY PARKS


Wednesday March 7

Neighborhood Meeting: Grandfamily project at Union Corners

7p Carbon Apt Community Room 2418 Winnebago St


Please join me for a second neighborhood meeting about the Union Corners Grandfamily project, where we will follow up on questions that were raised at the February 5 meeting. The Grandfamily project is the third phase of a master development on the Union Corners site by Gorman & Company and is a new construction development consisting of a mix of affordable and market-rate units for families. Specifically, this development will target grandfamilies (grandparents raising grandchildren) and kinship families (family members raising other family members' children). The project will include 60 units between two buildings, both three stories in height, with 74 underground parking stalls, apartments and community space above, and 12 surface parking stalls.  Carbon Apartments Community Room - 2418 Winnebago Street (Please enter through the leasing office entrance. The Community Room is located next to the office.)?


Thursday March 8

Bureau National Guard Bureau scoping meeting for siting F-35s at Truax Field

5-8p Crowne Plaza Hotel 4402 E Washington


Truax Field, home of the 115th Fighter Wing, has been selected one of two preferred alternative locations for the new F-35 fighter jets, pending results of an environmental impact study now underway. The environmental impact study will review noise impacts of potential flight paths, address air/water/soil pollution and are required by federal law to make findings on environmental justice for minority and low income populations. You can send written comments to Ms. Christel Johnson, NGB/A4AM, Sheppard Hall, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157 or via the project website at

The National Guard Bureau has invited community members to attend an open house to share comments as part of their scoping process. The agency will host two sessions on March 8: 2pm - 4pm for local elected officials and 5pm - 8pm for the general public at the Crowne Plaza Madison Hotel, 4402 E Washington Avenue.

Last week, over 70 people attended the listening session I convened with north and east side alders and three county board supervisors. We received a lot of comments, pro and con, and will use the feedback to inform our comments to the National Guard Bureau. I will share any correspondence in an upcoming blog. 


Friday March 9

President's Work Group on Surveillance

12p room 354 CCB





Upcoming Meetings Wednesday March 14

Neighborhood meeting for I/O Arcade Bar LLC 720 Williamson

7p WilMar Neighborhood Center 953 Jenifer St


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Mitchell Turino's proposal to open I/O Arcade Bar at 720 Williamson Street. The establishment would be an entertainment venue consisting of over 25 arcade games, 8 pinball machines, rentable board gaming and space for viewing competitive gaming tournaments. The estimated capacity is 200-250, and the proposed hours are Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. A parking lot on the far side of the building would be equipped with security cameras and would provide spaces for 30+ cars and multiple bikes. Mr. Turino has applied for a Class B Beer and Liquor license. The application will be considered by the Alcohol License Review Committee at their meeting on March 21.


Thursday March 22 

MPD East District Community Forum

7-8p Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Dr


Madison Police Chief Michael Koval will be hosting a community forum at Door Creek Church.  He will be discussing concerns specific to the East District.  This is a great opportunity to come listen to the Chief, ask questions, discuss concerns and hear about what the police are doing in our community. 


Thursday March 29

Garver Lot 3 and Olbrich Maintenance Shed Public Information Meeting

6p-8:30p Commons room, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave?

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