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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Contact Information

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
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Rummel’s Updates

D6 Items of Interest Week of July 2, 2018

July 1, 2018 6:59 PM

Highlights: The holiday week is light on city meetings.  At Plan Commission on Monday, there will be a public hearing on the Comp Plan and the Madison Circus Space seeks a conditional use to move into their temporary home on Bryan St while the Winnebago co-housing project they are sharing space with is being constructed. Please take a look at the land use maps in legistar to see the proposed changes for your neighborhood. The land use classifications have been redefined at higher densities and some new categories have been added. The goal is the create a blueprint of how to grow the city.  Neighbors from all over the city have made requests to change the classification of specific parcels or blockfaces and have succeeded in many cases. Both MNA and SASY submitted requests. The Plan Commission will make its final recommendation at their July 16 meeting and the Council will review it on July 24.  


There are two upcoming neighborhood meetings mentioned at the end of the blog - Red Caboose Child Care Center proposes to build a mixed use building in partnership with affordable housing provider Movin' Out and Grampa's Pizzeria seeks a conditional use for an outdoor seating area. You may have seen the media reports about the Madison Public Market last week. The owners of the shopping mall at 1st and E Washington have released a preliminary concept plan for redeveloping their property, Washington Square (FKA the Fiore shopping center). The Public Market has been relocated to the western end of the site, next to Burr Jones field and no longer shares a podium with underground parking with the commercial building at the corner. This will be a less complicated agreement to negotiate and hopefully less expensive project for the city to build. The city will issue an RFP for architectural services and select a vendor by September. Assuming we are able to negotiate a purchase and sale agreement with the property owner, we will proceed to develop a final design for the Public Market. The goal is to be ready to go out to bid in a year. The Madison Public Market is scheduled to open in 2020. Meanwhile the property owner will also engage in a land use approval process for a mixed use development that tentatively includes a hotel, residential and commercial uses.


Monday July 2, 2018

Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee

9:30a room 108 CCB


5 43127 2018-2023 Park and Open Space Plan?


Monday July 2

President's Work Group to Develop City Wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies

4:30p room 354 CCB


5. 52173 Update on the City Agency Survey 


6. 52169 Staff proposal for surveillance technology approval process


Monday July 2

Ethics Board

5p room 103A CCB


5 51740 Amending Section 3.35(5)(b) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit City employees from using City facilities or City time to engage in grass-roots efforts on matters pending before the City.


Monday July 2

Plan Commission

5:30p room 201 CCB


Adopting the "Imagine Madison" Comprehensive Plan Note: The Plan Commission may hold the public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan after it has heard the other items on the public hearing portion of the agenda. The Plan Commission will not take action on the Comprehensive Plan at this meeting. Following the completion of public testimony and discussion, the Plan Commission should recess the public hearing and refer the ordinance and resolution to the July 16, 2018 regular meeting. 


3. 51349 Adopting the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan. 


4. 51391 Plan Commission resolution recommending adoption of the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan


9. 51766 Consideration of a conditional use for an arts/ technical/ trade school at 84 N. Bryan Street; 6th Ald. Dist. 


11. 51947 Consideration of a demolition permit to allow an abandoned well building at 212 N. First Street, 12th Ald. Dist. to be demolished for the future reconstruction and widening of E. Johnson Street and N. First Street.


Upcoming Matters - July 16, 2018

2901 Atwood Avenue - Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Demolish five-unit apartment building to construct nine-unit apartment building


Upcoming Matters - July 30, 2018

1374 Williamson Street - Conditional Use - Construct outdoor eating area for restaurant-tavern


I scheduled a neighborhood meeting July 19, see Upcoming Meetings for more details.


803 E. Washington Avenue - Conditional Use - Allow restaurant-nightclub in mixed-use building with outdoor eating areas 


Last week Alder Zellers and I co-hosted a neighborhood meeting. There was general support for a restaurant that would serve food as long as it was open. During the discussion, the applicant stated they would prefer to have outdoor patio service until closing but was willing to consider earlier hours based on TLNA requests that other nearby establishments accepted as part of licensed conditions (Sun-Thurs 10p, Fri-Sat 11p). MNA P&D will have this on their next agenda July 10 and make a recommendation to the MNA Board. The ALRC will review on July 18.


Tuesday July 3

Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

5:30p room 104 Central Library  201 W Mifflin


51760 Review racial equity tools and resources and tools for Task Force members (15 minutes) 


52075 Discuss use of the City of Madison Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative's equity analysis tool to develop recommendations (30 minutes) -resources 


52076 Develop recommendation related to policy/procedure and (if time allows) community/culture (60 minutes) 


52077 Identify and assign action items (10 minutes) Identify and assign action items: · Compile info about thriving music and entertainment scenes in cities with comparable size to Madison and identify cities with the best scenes in the country, with a specific eye for equity · Compile info about how the City spends money on arts and culture · MPD policies about standard event and special event management and related costs · List of people/groups who have applied for entertainment licenses with ALRC over the past five years · Data on Black-owned (and other people of color) businesses over the past 10-20 years in Madison · Find report analyzing City transportation from downtown to neighborhoods and within neighborhoods and what plans Metro has for expanding into areas with limited access


?Upcoming Neighborhood meetings


Red Caboose Child Care Center proposal for a mixed use building 

Wednesday July 11

6p at Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about the proposal from Red Caboose Child Care Center, Inc. and Movin' Out, Inc. for a five-story, mixed-use building at 2340 Winnebago Street.   The site is currently zoned Planned Development (PD).  The development would house approximately 13,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space to be used by the non-profit childcare facility as well as 48 units of affordable housing (approximately 45,000 square feet).  There would also be green space, a rooftop terrace, a 6,000 square foot playground and 30 underground parking stalls.



Grampa's Pizzeria proposal for outdoor seating

Thursday July 19

7p at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St


Please join me for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about Gilbert Altschul's proposal to add outdoor patio seating at Grampa's Pizzeria, 1374 Williamson Street. The capacity of the patio would be 30, it would be open until 10:00 p.m., and there would be no amplified music. This proposal requires Conditional Use approval from the Plan Commission and Change in Licensed Premise approval from the Alcohol License Review Committee. The meeting is in the Youth Room.



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