Alder Marsha A. Rummel
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
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D6 Items of Interest Week of February 22, 2021
Highlights: At the Council meeting Tuesday is the Official Map amendment to establish mapped reservations for future streets consistent with recommendations in the adopted Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan (2018). One of the challenges of the existing transportation network is barriers, both natural and human-made, preventing connections to surrounding areas and fragmenting the fabric of the neighborhood. Highways 30 and 51, the rail corridor, Starkweather Creek and wetlands all make linking this area with surrounding neighborhoods very challenging. A feasible connection is the potential extension of Chicago Avenue across Fair Oaks Avenue and Starkweather Creek, which was originally discussed in the adopted Darbo Worthington Starkweather Neighborhood Plan (2017). As the resolution states the extension of Chicago Avenue will largely depend upon the redevelopment of a portion of the Voit Farm property, which includes a total of 65 acres, approximately one half of which is considered developable while the northern portion is largely comprised of wetlands, floodplains and a quarry pond. From what I understand, it may take 10 years or more to redevelop the Voit property and extend Chicago Ave. At the November 23, 2020 Plan Commission, after hearing from an affected property owner, I asked staff to explore alternative ways to connect Chicago Ave. Alder Grant Foster and I, along with a member of Planning staff, met with two adjacent N Fair Oaks Ave property owners to the proposed Chicago Ave extension. Alder Foster and I worked on a substitute to tweak the language of the resolution to state that to the extent practicable, the City will attempt to acquire the single-family residential property on N Fair Oaks Ave when the property owner is willing to sell. We also realigned the map. I support the official map amendment, it can be changed in the future if it is warranted.
The Kwik Trip license reconsideration was referred at the last Council meeting and is back for final action. And also for introduction and referral Tuesday is a zoning text amendment to change the minimum setbacks to allow large street trees to thrive. This is one of the major recommendations of the Urban Forestry Task Force Final Report (2019). This ordinance eliminates 0' setbacks but makes exceptions for the flat-iron blocks downtown.
At Wednesday's Transportation Committee meeting, the Russell St bike path crossing is on the agenda.
The zoning amendment to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts is at the Housing Strategy Committee on Thursday. The Council Office and Planning Division are holding a Zoom-based Community Q & A Session on Monday, March 1, from 5:30-7:30p to discuss the proposed amendments to the zoning code related to housing density. The ordinance proposes to change the thresholds for what is allowed "by right" and what will require a conditional use permit at Plan Commission. At the session, staff will provide a video overview, and Zoning Administrator Matt Tucker and Planning Division Director Heather Stouder will be available for questions. You need to register in advance to attend the session at this link: Housing Ordinance Changes – Overview and Community Q & A
Galway Companies is proposing a multi-family/commercial mixed-use project located at the corner of First Street and East Washington Avenue where Washington Plaza shopping center is currently located (formerly known as Fiore shopping center). The project as proposed would have approximately 344 residences with 15,000sf of commercial/retail space. The project as proposed is seven stories, although the building steps back after five stories along First Street and East Washington Avenue. In addition, walk-up townhomes are being designed along First Street to scale the building down appropriately to the neighborhoods to the east. Please join Galway companies architect, Alders Syed Abbas, Patrick Heck and me, along with and city staff from Planning and Traffic Engineering for a virtual neighborhood meeting on Thursday March 4 at 6:00p to learn more about this proposal. You must register in advance for this meeting:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/meetingMar4FirstEWash After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
A new public/private collaborative will help ensure teachers and school staff across Dane County receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, Public Health Madison & Dane County announced Friday February 19. Under the new partnership, Public Health and local health care providers will join forces to vaccinate school staff at Dane County's Alliant Energy Center in the month of March. Public Health has requested 7,000 doses of vaccine for the week of March 1 and 7,000 doses for the week of March 8 for K-12 staff. Depending on available supply, the effort is expected to take 6-8 weeks and will include weekends when teachers and staff are not in the classroom. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has indicated that school staff are eligible March 1, but this is dependent on vaccine supply. Additional groups are tentatively eligible for vaccine beginning March 1, but school staff are among those prioritized within this group. Limited vaccine supply in January and February has made it difficult for vaccinators to meet current demand. In addition to this effort to vaccinate school staff, area vaccinators will continue vaccinating frontline healthcare workers and people 65 and older as quickly as possible. Healthcare partners assisting in this effort include: Access Community Health Centers, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, SSM Health, Stoughton Health, UnityPoint Health ? Meriter, UW Health, and University Health Services, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Public Health Madison & Dane County is also actively working on plans to vaccinate childcare providers on the same timeline as K-12 school staff.
Saran Ouk has been named the City's next Office of Business Resources Manager. Over the next several years, Ms. Ouk will help guide the City's post-COVID recovery efforts. This includes continued work on the City's Small Business Equity and Recovery (SBER) Program, which looks to support businesses during the immediate COVID crisis, while also considering the future re-building of our most negatively impacted business sectors. The Office of Business Resources (OBR) is one of two offices that form the City's Economic Development Division. The seven staff members that form OBR serve as a primary point of contact for business owners interested in opening or expanding in the City of Madison. OBR also manages several City initiatives, such as Façade Grants, the Cooperative Enterprise Development Program, and Street Vending.
Monday February 22, 2021
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Monday February 22
SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to SMC@cityofmadison.com
2. 63893 Accepting the Final Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Study from EcoEngineers.
After a preliminary review of the City of Madison area and through conversations with the City and Dane County, EcoEngineers considered a potential location to analyze the possible feedstock for the project: the Yahara Hills Golf Course, across from the Dane County Sanitary Landfill.
Monday February 22
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Comments received after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting may not be added to the public record until after the meeting.
2. 63041 Amending the Triangle Monona Bay Neighborhood Plan to revise the transportation recommendations for the north-south public street from Regent Street to West Washington Avenue from bike/ped friendly to bike/ped only (with emergency vehicle access) for the north section from Regent Street to Braxton Place.
3. 63860 Amending Table 28E-2 of Subsection (1) of Section 28.072 to add Live-work unit as a permitted use in the Downtown Core (DC), Urban Office Residential (UOR), and Urban Mixed Use (UMX) Districts.
4. 63905 Amending Section 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Keeping of Chickens as an Accessory Use for Recreation, Community or Neighborhood Centers.
6. 63899 Approving the Amendment to the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District (TID) 36 (Capitol Gateway), City of Madison.
The 2021 Project Plan Amendment to TID #36 authorizes an additional $12,500,000 in eligible project costs that may be supported by TIF. The total eligible project costs that will be supported by TIF, including the original project plan, first and second amendments, and the 2021 Project Plan Amendment, are $45,722,000. In 2021, TID 36 is estimated to generate an estimated $9,200,000 of incremental revenue per year. Based upon the assumption of flat incremental revenue, the City projects that the additional $12,500,000 of TIF project costs authorized in the 2021 Project Plan Amendment could be recovered in two (2) years. As of January 1, 2021, the base value of TID 36 is $97,652,400. The incremental value of TID 36 as of January 1, 2021 is $407,836,000. Based upon conservative estimates of growth, if the TID were to close in two (2) years, it would return $428M of new value to the overlying taxing jurisdictions.
Public Market Amendment: In 2021, the City of Madison intends to begin construction of a Public Market at the corner of First Street and East Johnson Street. The City intends to provide a portion of the funding required to construct the Madison Public Market. Total Public Market $7,000,000 Public / Private / Non-Profit Development Partnerships and Assistance 2021 Amendment: Where necessary and appropriate, the City may enter into partnerships with private or non-profit entities to provide assistance to development projects in compliance with the City's TIF policy, or the City may work with non-profit partners to provide assistance with land acquisition. Total Public / Private / Non-Profit Development Partnerships and Assistance $5,000,000
9. 63476 126 Langdon Street; 2nd Ald. Dist: Consideration of final plans for a site previously approved for demolition of a residential building with no proposed use; consideration of a conditional use in the Downtown Residential 2 (DR2) District for a multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units; consideration of a conditional use to allow outdoor recreation; and consideration of a conditional use to construct two additional stories in Area F of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO Section 28.071(2)(b), all to allow construction of a seven-story, 106-unit apartment building. Note: Item 9 should be referred to March 8, 2021 to allow public hearing notices to be sent
Upcoming Matters – March 8, 2021
- 4000-4150 Packers Avenue & 4201 N Sherman Avenue - Temp. A to SR-C2, TR-C3, TR-V2, TR-U1 and CC-T and Preliminary Plat of Raemisch Farm Development, creating 124 single-family lots and 7 lots for future multi-family or mixed-use development, two outlots to be dedicated for stormwater management and one outlot to be dedicated for public alley
- Zoning Text Amendment - Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C (Residential Districts) and 28D (Mixed-Use and Commercial Districts) of the Zoning Code to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts
- Zoning Text Amendment - Modifications to required the front yard setback in various zoning districts related to street trees
- 2822 Milwaukee Street - Demolition Permit - Demolish single-family residence with no proposed use
- 725 Jenifer Street - Conditional Use - Allow accessory building on a lakefront parcel
Upcoming Matters – March 22, 2021
- 555 W Washington Avenue - Conditional Use - Convert financial institution into hardware store with vehicle access sales and service window (Referred pending variance
- 166 S Marquette Street - Conditional Use for a detached garage exceeding ten percent (10%) of lot area
- 924 Williamson Street - Conditional Use - Convert existing building into arcade with incidental alcohol sales
Tuesday February 23
COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to CCEC@cityofmadison.com
5. 64279 Update: PFAS Plan to be submitted to DNR (April 16 Deadline) - Deputy Mayor Christie Baumel
6. 63561 Report: Madison Police Department on Tear Gas Usage & Alternatives (As requested by RES-20-00707, Legislative File No. 61265) 1/4/21 MPD Report on Use of Tear Gas
PSRC 2/10/21 Recommendation: Place Report on File. Ban Tear Gas. (Roll Call Vote: 4:2:1:1:1 - Ayes: Heck, Mitnick, Anglim, Benford, Noes: Rickey, Harrington-McKinney; Abstained: Myadze; Non-Voting: Konkel; Excused: Albouras)
7. 64267 Discussion Item: Communications Plan for Upcoming Referendum Questions (requested by Ald. Kemble)
Tuesday February 23
WATER UTILITY BOARD
4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to WaterUtilityBoard@cityofmadison.com.
4. 64306 Sustainability Monitoring Report
1. Aquifers and wells will be monitored and the data evaluated to identify trends in water levels and potential contaminants.
Madison Kipp Corporation/UW #8 Sentinel Well The Madison Kipp Corporation (MKC) continues to operate its groundwater extraction and treatment system at its Waubesa Street site. The remedial system is being utilized to remove volatile organic compound (VOC) mass and hydraulically contain VOC contaminated groundwater present in the upper bedrock aquifer beneath the site. The Utility continues to work with MKC, their consultant, the WDNR, and the WGNHS on the area's groundwater contamination issues. Groundwater at and adjacent to the facility continues to be monitored routinely for VOCs. The most recent groundwater results indicate that PCE levels in the groundwater between the site source and UW 8 remain relatively constant. The southeastern extent of the plume appears stable with the edge approximately 600 horizontal feet from UW 8. Levels within the extraction well's zone of contribution are stable or continue to decrease (improve). The sentinel well planned for the UW 8 area has been postponed because of budgetary constraints. This deep monitoring well was to be installed at a location between the Madison Kipp Corporation groundwater contaminant plume and UW 8. Initial sampling would have provided MWU with deep groundwater quality information immediately north of the unit well. Subsequent routine sampling would have provided an early warning for any migrating contaminants. It is hopeful that this well can be installed in the near future.
Unit Well/UW 14 - Chloride Study The Utility is planning to conduct some bore hole sampling at the well site later this year. Water from the bore hole will be sampled and analyzed for chloride at various intervals or depths utilizing a packer and pump sampling system. If the chloride entry points/depths within the borehole can be determined, a remedial option might be devised to restrict these areas within the well. A project page and email distribution list have been developed to keep neighbors and customers up to date on any future progress.
UW 15 – PFAS Removal Study UW 15 has been out of service since March of 2019 because of PFAS concerns. The Utility is reviewing possible remedial options that might be applicable at this site. A consultant, TRC/Evoqua, was recently hired to conduct a feasibility study on the removal of PFAS from the water at UW 15. Water was collected from the well in November of 2020 and used in a series of benchtop tests to evaluate several treatment technologies. The results of this study will be used to determine possible treatment techniques, designs, and system costs. The Utility is currently waiting for a draft of the final report. This well is a very important component in our system as it once supplied approximately 1 million gallons per day to Zone 6E.
UW 19 - Radium Removal Study A pilot scale test to remove iron, manganese and radium was completed at UW 19. The conclusions and results of this study will be utilized in designing the appropriate filter system for this site. The construction of the filter system has been postponed until the year 2024.
UW 27 - Radium Study This study, including the groundwater monitoring well, has been put on hold until the appropriate funds become available UW 31 – GE Health care site The WDNR continues to monitor the groundwater monitoring and remedial activities associated with the GE Health care site, a contaminated site located to the northeast of UW 31. There are no new updates to report for this site, which has elevated levels of PCE in its groundwater. To date, no TCE or any other volatile organic compounds have been detected at UW 31, which is located over 6,000 feet from the source of the TCE contamination.
2. Appropriate city, county, state and federal agencies will be called upon to enforce all pollution control and prevention measures within their authority...
As previously mentioned, the Utility continues to work with the Mayor's office and the WDNR in monitoring the remediation of the PCE contaminated groundwater at the Madison Kipp site. At the request of the WDNR, the Madison Water Utility, City Engineering, and Public Health continue to review the remedial strategies and plans proposed by MKC and their consultants.
MWU is also working with the appropriate agencies regarding the PFAS contamination identified in the soil and groundwater at the TRUAX National Guard facility, located to the northwest of UW 15.
Tuesday February 23
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1.64270 Honoring those who have lost their lives and those who survived COVID-19 and declaring March 1, 2021 a Day of Remembrance and Recovery.
2. 64274 Marking One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Saluting Essential Workers.
4. 61589 SUBSTITUTE. Amending the City of Madison Official Map to establish mapped reservations for future Streets and Highways in the current and future City of Madison generally located north of Milwaukee Street between N Fair Oaks Avenue and West Corporate Drive consistent with recommendations in the adopted Milwaukee Street Special Area Plan.
7. 63856 Creating Section 28.022 - 00490 and Section 28.022 - 00491 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend a Planned Development District to approve an Amended General Development Plan and Specific Implementation Plan at property located at 223 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Aldermanic District.
8. 63815 Calling upon President Biden and the U.S. Congress to provide additional assistance to the rental housing community.
30. 63945 Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a competitively selected, two-step contract for Purchase of Services (Architect) with Joseph Lee & Associates, LLC to provide professional architectural and engineering design services and construction administration services for the design and construction of the Reindahl Imagination Center/Library. (17th AD)
43. 63901 Authorizing an amendment to RES-20-00144 that awarded a loan of up to $1,800,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support an 150-unit affordable rental housing development at 1402 S. Park St., proposed by Rule Enterprises LLC and Movin' Out, Inc., to decrease the loaned funds to up to $300,000 and restructure of the allocation of funds from the Affordable Housing Fund for this development
47. 63934 A Resolution authorizing a sole source contract authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business, nonprofit and affordable housing solar installations, through 2023.
48. 63936 Awarding up to $1.7 million from the Affordable Housing Fund and up to $300,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds to help finance the development of affordable housing, and up to $360,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and up to $700,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to support four housing services programs, and up to $50,000 in City levy to support one homebuyer education program, as the recommended outcome of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process conducted by the Community Development Division; and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with those agencies to implement the specified development projects.
50. 64012 Authorizing the City's execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and McAllen Properties Madison, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 3901 & 3829 Hanson Road ("Property") in the City of Madison for Metro Transit Satellite Facility purposes.(17th A.D.)
53. 63564 Report: 2020 Chronic Nuisance Premises Ordinance Summary - Madison Police Department
59. 62957 Public Hearing - New License Kwik Trip Inc • dba Stop-N-Go 1515 2002 Winnebago St • Agent: Paul Thurston Class A Beer, Class A Cider Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410 -RECONSIDERATION
60. 63857 Extending the Streatery Program and all approvals granted until April 14, 2022
61. 63952 Creating the Madison Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Advisory Task Force to provide community-sourced input, guidance, and expertise in assisting the management of Madison's Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
63. 64250 Amending portions of Madison General Ordinances Sections 28.063, 28.064, 28.065, 28.066, 28.067, 28.068, 28.074, 28.076, 28.084, 28.085, 28.087, 28.088, 28.089, and 28.097 to change the front yard setback, if it is less than 15 feet, from 0 feet to 5 feet to support a street tree canopy, and creating Madison General Ordinance 28.071(2)(e) to establish a Downtown Setback Exceptions Map. change front yard setback to support street tree canopy
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: In zoning districts for which there is currently a 0' front of front yard setback required, this amendment increases the required setback to 5' in some cases. In instances where the distance between the curb and property line is greater than 15', the 0' required setback remains, but in instances where the distance between the curb and property line is less than 15 feet, buildings will need to be set back 5'. Thus, this amendment essentially eliminates 0' setbacks in places where there isn't sufficient space to support a street tree canopy, and will allow space for a wider variety of tree species, in many of the downtown and mixed-use districts where redevelopment is occurring. These districts are: · LMX, NMX, TSS, MXC, CC-T, CC (all of the Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts) · DC, UMX (some Downtown Districts) · TE, SE, EC, IL, IG (most of the Employment Districts) · CI
At Plan Commission 3/8/21.
70. 64060 Dissolving Tax Incremental District (TID) #38 (Badger-Ann-Park). (14th A.D.)
75. 64254 Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 415 N. Lake St., the State Street Campus Garage, (the "Property") and establishing a process for the review of responses to the RFP and selection of a development team for the Property
Wednesday February 24
URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION
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4. 64038 12 N. Few Street - Addition and New Construction for 8 Commercial Spaces and 8 Residential Units Located in UDD No. 8. 2nd Ald. Dist.
The applicant is providing an informational presentation for a single-story addition on top of an existing single-story masonry block building (Scooter Therapy), and a new two-story addition to provide 8 small commercial spaces and 8 one-bedroom residential units aimed at providing live-work units.
Wednesday February 24
5p You can send comments on agenda items to: TransportationCommission@cityofmadison.com
7. 62571 2021 Public Works Transportation Projects Review and Feedback
10. 61410 Update on Traffic Calming Subcommittee
Wednesday February 24
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
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2. 64309 COVID Relief-Housing Assistance Update
3. 64310 COVID Relief-Violence Prevention RFP RFP goals
The City recognizes the contribution that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on violence and crime patterns in the city. The City recognizes the ongoing challenges that exist with our current public safety model and continues to seek models that will improve our approach and subsequently prevent violence. We rely heavily on law enforcement to provide services which many times can be classified as outside of their scope of knowledge, training, or expertise. Fear of crime within communities, a perceived lack of social controls or community cohesion, and the limitations of reactive or repressive approaches to crime have all contributed to a new way of conceptualizing safety. This has led to an expansion and incorporation of community safety--direct outreach professions, seen around the world. Funds from this RFP will support the development of a community safety--direct outreach program model to support the community based work these individuals provide, while also providing a system that will continue to adequately train, support, and encourage. Funds will support an organization/agency that will take on an active and collaborative role in developing a comprehensive community safety worker program model complete with training, program deliverables, standards of best practice, and evaluation principles in conjunction with Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC). Proposals will be measured by the extent to which they are efficiently responsive to the goals, objectives, and requirements of the RFP.
Thursday February 25
HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE
4:30p You can send comments on agenda items to HousingStrategy@cityofmadison.com
2. 63902 Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C and 28D of Madison General Ordinances in order to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance makes changes to the conditional use thresholds and allowable densities in most multi-family residential districts. Similarly, this ordinance makes changes to the conditional use thresholds and the standards for lot area, maximum height, and usable open space for most mixed-use districts. These changes will allow for the construction of more multi-family dwelling units ("higher densities") as permitted uses ("by right"). In that way, this ordinance takes one step toward removing barriers in the zoning code that have historically tended to exclude the construction of multi-family housing in areas of the City that are otherwise appropriate for it. For further information related to the changes contained in this ordinance, please see the Planning Division Staff Report.
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