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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 December 9, 2019

December 8, 2019 8:17 PM

Highlights: At Plan Commission Monday is the request to repeal the Edgewood High School Master Plan which has been referred twice. Edgewood High School filed suit in August alleging it was being  treated differently than public high schools. In 2014, after a collaborative process with the neighborhood, Edgewood proposed a master plan and the Common Council adopted it. Under City Zoning regulations, a master plan in the Campus Institutional is a voluntary agreement.

Asst City Atty John Strange provided the Plan Commission with a memo last month which explains the standards for the decision. "[N]othing in the CI District Ordinance or Edgewood's master plan suggests that Edgewood must maintain a master plan it was never required to have. To interpret otherwise would be to interpret the master plan more akin to an agreement or covenant between the City and Edgewood with a 10-year term. It is not. The Zoning Code does not facilitate agreements or covenants. Instead, it creates a framework for land use that is based on permitted, conditional, and approved uses, like the voluntary master plan framework in this case.

Edgewood, however, still must go through a process to repeal its voluntary master plan. In fact, it must go through the same zoning map amendment process to repeal its master plan that it did when it asked that the master plan be approved. Thus, in my opinion, the true issue for the Plan Commission is not whether the master plan is voluntary, but whether Edgewood's request to repeal its voluntary master plan satisfies the standard for text or map amendments contained in M.G.O. § 28.182(6): "Text amendments or map amendments are legislative decisions of the Common Council that shall be based on public health, safety and welfare, shall be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and shall comply with Wisconsin and federal law."

The Planning Division's Staff Report concluded that Edgewood's request meets this standard. One thing that the Plan Division's Report did not specifically point out is that this same standard applied in January 2013 when the City zoned Edgewood into the CI-District without a master plan. At that time, the Common Council would have had to find that zoning Edgewood into the CI-District without a master plan satisfied this standard. If the Common Council ultimately decides to deny Edgewood's request to repeal its voluntary master plan, it will need to explain how this standard was met in 2013 but is not met now, especially in light of the recent ordinance (Ordinance 19-00069 (ID 56981)) it enacted that now requires conditional use approval for primary and secondary uses occurring outside of enclosed buildings for all CI District Institutions without a campus master plan. " Legistar 56839 - Master Plans in the Campus Institutional (CI) District  The legislative history contains hundreds of pages of comments.


Development updates:

1. The Gorman & Co proposal for the last phase of Union Corners, Nexus, at the corner of E Washington and Milwaukee St will be at UDC Wednesday for an informational presentation. At the neighborhood meeting last week, the development team and residents grappled with the amount of surface parking the developer believes is required to serve retail and residents at Carbon and at Nexus.

2. Recently the new owner of 210 S Dickinson contacted me to inform me his plans for redevelopment of the site are on hold.

3. I also received word from the developer interested in demolition and redevelopment of 1318-1324 Williamson Street that he no longer plans to pursue a project.


Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced December 4 that Matt Wachter has been named the City's Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development (PCED). Matt is currently serving the City as Manager of the Office of Real Estate Services. Prior to his position in Real Estate Services, Wachter served as the City's Housing Initiative Specialist since 2013.

The Position of PCED Director includes the advancement of the City's efforts in affordable housing, land use planning and economic development, as well as leading the department's management team. Nan Fey has been serving as interim Director of the department since the retirement of Natalie Erdman earlier this year. His first day in his new position will be December 16.


City of Madison Planning Division Social Practice Art RFQ+ The City is looking for 2-4 Social Practice Artists to assist the City's Planning Division with Public engagement for the Odana and Greater East Towne Area Plans set to begin in early 2020. The $10,000 budget will be split among the artists chosen. Artists can apply singly, or as part of a team. Due Date: January 13, 2020 - 4:00PM Artists' applications can be submitted electronically to If an artist wishes to submit a paper copy, it should be returned to: Rebecca Cnare, City of Madison Planning Division 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 017 Madison WI 53703  More info


Winter drop-off site hours begin on Monday, December 9, 2019.  During winter hours, the drop-off sites located at 4602 Sycamore Ave. and 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be open 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday only. The South Point Rd. location is closed during the winter. Winter hours will remain in effect from Monday, December 9, 2019 to Friday, April 3, 2020. Expanded and weekend hours will resume on Saturday, April 4, 2020. For additional information regarding the drop-off sites and their hours, please visit the Streets Division website,, consult the Recyclopedia, or contact the Streets Division offices. Residents east of S. Park Street, including the isthmus, can call 608-246-4532. Residents west of S. Park Street can call 608-266-4681.


Monday December 9, 2019


4p room 206 MMB


Monday December 9

Landmarks Commission

5p room 153 MMB


1. 58350 417 Cantwell Ct - Construction of an addition and a new garage structure in the Third Lake Ridge Hist. Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.

2. 47837 Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report


Monday December 9

Police and Fire Commission

5:30p room GR-27 CCB (enter 211 S Carroll St)


9. 58592 Police Chief Recruitment - update on Local Voices Network and IT support


Monday December 9

Plan Commission

6:30p room 201 CCB


2. 56839 Repealing Section 28.022 - 00117 of the Madison General Ordinances adopting the Campus Master Plan for Edgewood College, Edgewood High School and Edgewood Campus School.


Reminder: The Plan Commission closed the public hearing and referred this matter at its August 26, 2019 meeting. On November 11, 2019, the Plan Commission referred this matter to its December 9 meeting as noted in the attached legislative file. The public hearing remains closed.


Note: This item has generated a significant number of public comments related to the request. Due to the volume of comments, copies of those comments have not been provided to the Plan Commission with their printed materials for this meeting. However, all of the comments received have been attached to the legislative file (ID 56839). Comments received for the August 26, 2019 meeting may be found at the "Public_Comments_PC_8-26-19.pdf" link. Comments received between August 26 and November 11 meetings may be found at the "Public_Comments_PC_11-11-19.pdf" link. As of the publishing of the December 9 agenda, comments received since the November 11 meeting are attached at the end of the 'Attachments' tab/list on the legislative file. The Plan Commission is encouraged to review those comments and all of the other materials previously provided to the commission in advance of the meeting


4. 58253 Creating Section 28.022-00412 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of property located at 1402 S. Park Street, 13th Aldermanic District, from CC-T (Commercial Corridor-Transitional) District to TSS (Traditional Shopping Street) District.


7. 57983 1133 Williamson Street; 6th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a conditional use in the Traditional Shopping Street (TSS) District for an outdoor eating area for a restaurant-tavern.


10. 58225 Amending Sections 28.127(1)(a) and (2), repealing Sections 28.127(3) and (4) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision.


Tuesday December 10

Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee

5:30p room 153 MMB


1. 57050 Example Tour Materials

2. 56918 Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance - Standards for Maintenance - Standards for Repairs - Standards for Alterations - Standards for Additions - Standards for New Structures

3. 54448 Discussion of Next Steps and Schedule


Tuesday December 10

Madison Arts Commission

5:30p room 206 MMB


2. 37957 Art for Public Market Review Proposed public art plan for Public Market

3. 27987 Art Space Exhibition Proposal Review proposal for 2020 MMB and CCB art plan

4. 30511 Madison Art Commission Strategy and Direction Discuss Diversity Statement

5. 32522 Review Overture Contract Further discussion of materials submitted in November

6. 32517 Honors Event Planning

7. 57635 Poet Laureate Selection Update on Poet Laureate Selection

8. 21279 MAC Administrative Reports - Update JDS Parking Garage Mural Underpainting - Discuss location of MAC Grant Clinics


Wednesday December 11

Board of Public Works

4:30 room 108 CCB


16. 58617 Madison General Ordinance Chapter 37 (Stormwater Management), proposed revisions. Attachments: 2019_commoncouncil.pdf UP FOR DISCUSSION


Wednesday December 11

Urban Design Commission

4:30p room 153 MMB


5. 57747 115 W. Doty Street - Public Building, New Addition and Renovation of the Existing Public Safety Building. 4th Ald. Dist. Owner: Dane County Applicant: Chris Harp, Mead & Hunt/Jan Horsfall, Potter Lawson, Inc. Informational Presentation


Staff report: The applicant will provide an Informational Presentation on a project that consolidates the Public Safety Building (PSB) Jail, the City-County Building (CCB) Jail and the Ferris Huber Center with an addition to the south side of the existing PSB.


Planning Division staff requests that the UDC provide feedback on the site layout & access, building massing & scale, exterior design & appearance for the proposed development. Staff also recommends the Commission provide feedback based on the applicable approval standards for a Planned Development.


Staff recommends the UDC refer to their discussion points during the October 16th Informational Presentation: · Back of Public Safety Building, view from W. Wilson Street, there is interesting detailing on the top floor. Will this be covered by the addition and how will that element attach to the new addition? · Pedestrian experience on W. Wilson, what opportunities are there for landscaping or other things at the sidewalk level? Concerns negatively contributing to current – are there lighting or elements of color, something within the overhang volume that creates streetscape. · Have you considered solar panels or a green roof? How are you handling stormwater? · How does this impact Capitol View Preservation Height limit? Additionally, planning staff have requested that the Commission provide feedback on the following: · Long Views. Consider composition as it relates to "long views."


Additional perspective illustrations showing longer views are recommended to be provided for subsequent applications. Staff requests the UDC provide feedback on how building will be perceived from longer distances, including comments on composition elements such as "random" window pattern, expression of varied floor-to-floor heights and building color. · Need for Night Views. Staff recommends night view(s) be provided. · Exterior Materials and Glazing. Confirm exterior materials and whether glass are clear windows, translucent glass, or spandrel. · Wilson Street Orientation. Staff continues to have concerns regarding activation and orientation towards Wilson Street, request feedback on elements that can improve how the ground floor elevation addresses the street. · Capitol Height View Preservation. The building appears to be built close to the Capitol View Height Preservation Limit. The applicant should clarify height as it relates to this limit. Confirm whether there are any projections, noting certain limited projections are allowed under State Law and City Ordinance, with conditional use approval. Staff recommends these be eliminated or minimized.


9. 58528 2524 Winnebago Street - PD, New Development of Approximately 75 Market-Rate Apartments with 16,000 Square Feet of Ground Floor Commercial Space at Union Corners. 6th Ald. Dist. Owner: Gorman & Company Applicant: Ted Matkom, Gorman & Company Informational Presentation


Staff report: The applicant is providing an Informational Presentation for an amendment to a Planned Development/Specific Implementation Plan that will be the final phase of the Union Corners Planned Development. A previous version of this corner site PD/SIP was approved by the UDC on Oct. 7, 2015 as a mixed-use building containing a 28,000 square-foot grocery store, 10,000 square feet of general commercial space and 100 apartments.


The current proposed mixed-use building will occupy approximately 3 acres at the corner of the larger 11.5-acre Union Corners property. The proposed five story building will be an L-shaped structure that will stand five stories with 80 underground parking stalls and approximately 95 surface parking stalls. The building will house a 16,000 square-foot retail space on the first floor of the building along E. Washington Avenue and 75 apartment units.


Planning staff requests that the UDC provide feedback on the exterior design and appearance of the building and site layout, including pedestrian circulation, parking, and landscape concept, and comment based on the PD Standards. Planning Staff have also request that the Commission provide feedback on how the proposed development fits within the larger GDP and surrounding context, including how the proposed building holds the corner and relates to the surface parking lot & landscaping layout. Provide feedback on the overall building façade composition, including number and patter of exterior materials.


Wednesday December 11

Transportation Commission

5:00p room 215 MMB


F.4. 54388 Authorizing an execution of a lease with Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co. at 216 S. Pinckney Street for the operation of the Madison Bicycle Center on Block 88. (4th AD)

F.5. 54418 To establish a monthly permit parking rate for the Livingston Street Garage. (6th AD)


Wednesday December 11

Public Safety Review Committee

5p room 206 MMB


3. 58632 MPD Pride Mission Statement - PO Nelson and Thiesenhusen

4. 58633 Budget Follow-up discussion

5. 58634 Follow-up discussion from the November 20 meeting. (Amigos en Azul presentation, Downtown alcohol density report, 9th ambulance, Ad Hoc Police Policy and Procedure report)


Wednesday December 11


6:30p Warner Park Community Recreation Center 1625 Northport Dr


9 58558 December 2019 Superintendent Report


The new Burial Mound Policy was approved by the Park Commission in October. As part of the implementation, a meeting was held with the Wisconsin State Historical Society at Hudson Mound to determine the actions and permitting needed to remove signs and reroute the trail. The water fountain and Streets garbage can were removed from the burial area.


18 58555 Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks Update INFORMATIONAL


The Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks met in October and November.  The Task Force elected Bill Barker, former Park Commission President, as the chair.  Staff has presented information on the current golf course operations, the financials of the Golf Enterprise Fund (GEF), a comparative evaluation of operational models for municipal golf courses, as well as a marketplace comparison of golf courses in the Madison/Dane County area.  

The Task Force is also working with staff to develop an engagement plan for the community.  It is likely to include a survey, pubic meeting(s), as well as focus groups to ensure various stakeholder's have a voice in the process.  Another key part of the community engagement plan is to keep an updated website available to follow the progress of the Task Force.  The website can be found at .   Almost all of the documents collected, including staff presentations and public input can be found by using the website and working through the agendas and minutes of the meetings.


Thursday December 12

TIF Review Board

12p room 302 MMB


58545 South Madison TIF Funding Strategy Attachments: South Madison TIF Strategy - TIF Joint Review Board Presentation 12-12-19 FINAL.pdf


Thursday December 12

Community Development Authority

4:30p room 153 MMB


  1. 58539 CDA Resolution # 4363 - Authorizing a waiver of the Façade Improvement Grant Program Target Area for property located at 828 E. Main Street and directing staff to process the application under the normal operating standards and procedures of the program.


Friday December 13


11:30a room 206 MMB


5. 55106 Discussion: Review of Draft Ordinance Language & Suggested Changes to APM

6. 57140 Discussion: Final Work Group Report Draft

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