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

D6 Items of Interest Week of November 9, 2020

November 8, 2020 10:41 PM

The Council has 2021 Capital and Operating budget deliberations this week. The executive budget was previously amended by the Finance Committee in September and October. This weeks amendments are the final round.


Monday November 9, 2020


5:30p You can send comments on agenda items to


Zoning Text Amendments

6. 61929 SUBSTITUTE - Amending Sections 28.211, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082 and 28.091 and Creating Section 28.141(8)(e) of the Madison General Ordinances to create

a new use, Electric Vehicle Charging Facility, and to require that certain parking facilities are constructed or reconstructed to include a specified amount of Electric Vehicle Ready Spaces and Electric Vehicle Installed Spaces.


7. 62436 Amending portions of Madison General Ordinance 28.061 to allow Mission House as a Permitted/Conditional Use in the CC and CC-T Districts and amending Madison General Ordinance 28.151 to require that mission houses operating as permitted use must receive funding from and enter into a service delivery contract with the City of Madison.


8. 62737 Amending Madison General Ordinance 28.151 to allow a dwelling space to be

located alongside a work space in a Live/Work unit.


Zoning Map Amendments & Related Requests

Note: Items 12 and 13 are related and should be considered together

12. 62137 SUBSTITUTE. Creating Sections 28.022 - 00468 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of properties located at 1-19 North Pinckney Street, 120 East Washington Avenue and 22 North Webster Street, 4th Aldermanic District, from DC (Downtown Core) District to PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan), and creating and 28.022 - 00469 of

the Madison General Ordinances to change the zoning of same from PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) District to PD(SIP) Planned Development (Specific Implementation Plan) District.


13. 61820 REVISED - 1-19 N Pinckney Street, 120 E Washington Avenue, and 22 N Webster Street; 4th Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish six commercial buildings, and consideration of a conditional use pursuant to MGO Section 28.134(3) for projections into the Capitol View Preservation Limit as part of a planned redevelopment in Planned Development (PD) zoning.


ULI proposes to infill the rear of the block with a new 9 story office building. The neighbor across the street, the AC Hotel and tenant Eno Vino, claims the project does not meeting the planned development standards because the project adversely impacts their economic health by diminishing and in some places eliminating views of the Capital and does not create an environment of aesthetic desirability compatible with the existing character of the area. The AC Hotel requests that ULI flip the design of the roof to improve the viewshed. Eno Vino initiated a petition signed by over 1000 people. Neighborhood and other downtown stakeholders support.


Conditional Use Requests, Demolition Permits & Related Requests

23. 62096 402-414 E Washington Avenue, 8-12 N Franklin Street, and 9 N Hancock Street; Urban Design Dist. 4; 2nd Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to allow seven buildings to be demolished; consideration of a conditional use in the Urban Mixed-Use (UMX) District for a multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units; consideration of a conditional use in the UMX District for outdoor recreation; consideration of a conditional use in the UMX District for a new building greater than 20,000 square feet and more than four stories; and consideration of a conditional use to construct two additional stories in Area H of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO Section 28.071(2) (b), all to allow construction of a ten-story, mixed-use building containing 1,200 square feet of commercial space and 148 apartments.


An earlier iteration of this proposal was placed on file. The applicant has come back with the same request to demolish seven buildings and build a 10 story residential building. The overall height is similar to the original submission but the new design has improved how it steps down to the adjacent James Madison Park neighborhood. The developer proposes a market rate project. Neighborhood stakeholders oppose.


Tuesday November 10

COMMON COUNCIL Special Meeting  2021 Capital & Operating Budget



Public comments only on Tuesday.


1.Written Comments: You can send comments on agenda items to

2.Register but Do Not Speak: You can register your support or opposition to an agenda item at

3.Register to Speak or to Answer Questions: If you wish to speak at the virtual meeting on an agenda item, you must register. You can register at When you register to speak, you will be sent an email with the information you will need to join the virtual meeting. 4.Watch the Meeting: You can call-in or watch the Common Council meeting in several ways: •Livestream on the Madison City Channel website: •Livestream on the City of Madison YouTube channel: •Television: Watch live on Spectrum channel 994 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99 •Listen to audio via phone: (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 956 4241 7490


NOTE: This meeting may be recessed and reconvened on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m. virtually. The Common Council will address the Capital and Operating Budgets on Tuesday, November 10, with public testimony and deliberations. The Common Council may continue addressing the Capital and/or Operating Budget on Wednesday, November 11 (if needed) and Thursday, November 12 (if needed).


Capital budget items include an additional $500K for affordable housing (#1), moving funds for a men's homeless shelter to next year from out years (#2), land banking in South Madison, and providing a vehicle for the new emergency mental health crisis team (#5).


I am cosponsoring an amendment for McPike Park (#7): The Executive Budget includes $500,000 for improvements to McPike Park in 2026. This amendment proposes advancing $30,000 of the project budget to 2023 to fund planning and public engagement efforts associated with this phase of park improvements, including hiring an architectural consultant to develop options for adaptive reuse of existing buildings. The next phase of improvements will be focused on the triangle area of the park that includes three parcels at the corner of S. Baldwin Street and E. Wilson Street. These parcels were acquired in 2017 and add approximately 2.5 acres to the existing 9.2 acre park. Public engagement and planning are intended to explore the possibilities associated with adaptive reuse of one of the existing buildings, referred to as the railroad building (located at 214- 222 S. Baldwin Street).


I am cosponsoring an amendment for the Crowley Station (#9): Add $50,000 in the Water Utility Facility Improvements program for improvements to Crowley Station (Unit Well 17) facility. This increase will be funded by Water Utility Reserves. The proposed amendment increases funding in the Water Utility Facility Improvements program by $50,000 to fund improvements to Crowley Station (Unit Well 17), located on the Isthmus. Improvements to Crowley Station have historically been driven by neighborhood engagement. This increase will be used to support improvements that may include an ADA-compliant ramp to the top of the reservoir from East Wilson Street, modifications to the existing railing making it code compliant, lighting improvements, and signage. This amendment is in addition to an operating amendment that was adopted by the Finance Committee authorizing additional funding for noncapitalized improvements on the property.


Operating budget items include funding a position in the Council office for community and resident engagement (#1 and/or #1Alt), increasing funding for COVID relief funds by $250K to a total of $750K (#3), accepting a federal public safety grant for a Madison Downtown Safety Initiative to be administered by the Community Development Division (#4), more funding for street outreach and housing strategies (#5), and adding a new real estate supervisor (#6) and park ranger (#9).


I am cosponsoring an amendment to add $50K for PFAS testing and planning at Truax (#7).


Sponsors of adding four COPS grant funded police positions are trying again after their motion failed at Finance (#10).


I am cosponsoring an amendment to make the mandatory furloughs voluntary  (#11)


Marsha Rummel

District 6 Alder

City of Madison


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