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Alder Marsha A. Rummel

Alder Marsha A. Rummel

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

FSN online newsletter Feb 2014

February 25, 2014 1:24 PM

First Settlement/Capital Neighborhoods newsletter February 2014

If you have questions or comments, please let me know or 772-4555. Marsha

Essen Haus Volleyball Court back for second year

Bob Worm and his staff are applying to the Plan Commission for 514 E. Wilson Street to re-approve the outdoor recreation area for restaurant-tavern. This requires a conditional use alteration to their adopted Planned Development zoning and will be before the Plan Commission on March 24. The adjacent neighbors at the Germania Condo Association are in support of the outdoor volleyball court in the Essen Haus parking lot.

330 E Wilson St. update

On February 10, I held a neighborhood meeting to discuss a development proposal for 330 E. Wilson Street. Kevin Page and John Kothe of Kothe Real Estate Partners propose to demolish the existing structure and construct a six-story, mixed-use building with approximately 900 square feet of first floor commercial space, 35 apartment units and six surface parking stalls.  The UMX zoning would require conditional use approval by the Plan Commission, and the project would be reviewed by the Urban Design Commission for conformity with the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines. The team described the building as Midwest Modern, the central stair tower/elevator core would be limestone or concrete and the rest of the building composed of a wood grain panel. The goal is to be complete by May 2015.

Comments at the neighborhood meeting included concerns about the number of parking stalls, the safety of the landscaped screening, the choice of materials, a desire to protect the view shed from Hancock St to the lake and a preference to see a retail use at the corner.

On February 19, there was an informational presentation at Urban Design Commission. UDC members asked for examples of the proposed metal wood grain panel used on a real building, since it usually an accent not the primary skin of the building. There was support for the green uses on the roof and a request to revisit car circulation and first floor entry. No action was taken.

South Capitol District Planning Public Meeting #3 March 13

The third public meeting is scheduled for March 13 at Monona Terrace in Ballroom C from 6-8p. The consultant team will present their work to date on preliminary images for an intercity bus terminal/transit center, the East Gateway Concept (John Nolen/Blair/Williamson/E Wilson intersection), the West Gateway Concept (Nolen/ North Shore and Nolen/Broom), the review of preliminary Wilson St. concept images, review of preliminary Lake Monona Path images, and review of preliminary bridge concepts.

Your feedback will inform the SCTOD Committee's deliberation at their next meeting Thursday April 10th at 5p in room 300 Madison Municipal Building.

Rhythm and Booms

Madison Festivals, Inc. has requested to meet with affected neighborhoods to give an overview of the new Rhythm & Booms event. They want to hear what concerns neighbors have so they can find solutions during the planning phase.  MFI's planning meetings for Rhythm and Booms are progressing with city, county, DNR and Coast Guard staff.  They are in the midst of the permit process through Street Use, County No Wake ordinance, ALRC etc.

I have asked CNI and MNA to jointly sponsor a neighborhood meeting. Stay tuned for future details.

A resolution has been introduced to close the Olin boat launch.  The Parks Commission met February 12; Board of Estimates February 17; and on February 25 the Common council will vote on the closure. The Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission finalized their recommendations on fireworks which includes a request for a cleanup plan.  MFI will share their cleanup plan but detailed information on traffic flow for cars, boats, bikes and pedestrians are still in process. Details on vendors, entertainment, and activities are also still in process at the time of writing.

The Mayor did not budget any funds for Rhythm & Booms this year.  Madison Festivals, Inc. is committed to putting on this free event for the city of Madison and area residents.  As of late January, MFI has reached 44% of their sponsorship goal, with many agreements in negotiation. 


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