There are several items of interest at upcoming city meetings but I also want to alert neighbors to several alcohol related applications. At ALRC on Wednesday is a request for a change of licensed premises to allow a backyard patio at The Atwood.  Also Wednesday at the Board of Parks Commissioners, is the request by the Sessions at McPike Park for extended hours for two of the events in August.  On Thursday, I am convening a zoom meeting with First Settlement neighbors regarding the request by Bob Worm of the Essen Haus to alter his PD-SIP to expand outdoor live music events.


Tuesday May 16 – Common Council – 6:30p - CC Agenda 05.16.23

33. 77021 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by John Fontain Realty located at 654 Williamson Street; Third Lake Ridge Historic Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.

This is the final step for this project which required conditional use and permit to demolish Red Caboose daycare to construct a five-story mixed-use building with 2,750 square feet of commercial space and 45 apartments. Plan Commission approval 3/27/23.

654 Williamson St project plans

43. 77017 Approving a Certified Survey Map of property owned by Threshold Development, LLC located at 826 Williamson Street and 302 S Paterson Street; Third Lake Ridge Historic Dist.; 6th Ald. Dist.

This is the final step for this project. Last week the Plan Commission approved three conditional uses: for a building exceeding four stories and 60 feet in height in the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay District; consideration of a conditional use in the TSS District for dwelling units in a mixed-use building with greater than 60 units; and consideration of a conditional use in the TSS District for buildings with non-residential uses occupying less than 50 percent of the ground-floor frontage facing the primary street, all to allow construction of to construct a mixed-use building with a four-story wing consisting of approximately 3,734 sq. ft. of commercial space and 55 apartments on Williamson Street in the Third Lake Ridge Historic Dist. and a five-story wing consisting of approximately 864 sq. ft. of commercial space and 133 apartments on S Paterson Street.

826 Williamson St & 302 S Paterson project plans and public comments

The development team agreed to add the Friends of the Isthmus Path Prairie Garden requests to protect the adjacent prairie plantings along the bike path as formal conditions of approval. Thanks to everyone who sent in letters of support for the prairie.

44. 77615 Chief of Police 1st Quarter Report: Chief Shon F. Barnes, Madison Police Department

MPD Quarterly Report Q.1 2023


69. 77810 A resolution adopting a Public Participation Plan for the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Interim Update (2023) and authorizing the Planning Division to draft amendments to the text and maps in the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. Draft Public Participation Plan for Comp Plan interim update

I would like to convene a D6 neighborhood review session on comp plan changes. Let me know if you would like to help me organize a meeting.

Wednesday May 17 – Alcohol License Review Committee – 5:30p- ALRC Agenda 05.17.23

32. 77906 Change of Licensed Premises 2116 AWA LLC • dba The Atwood Current Capacity (in/out): 160/0 • Proposed Capacity (in/out): 160/20 2116 Atwood Ave • Agent: Brian Mason Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 85% alcohol, 10% food, 5% other Alder District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 410 Request to extend premises outdoors to rear patio for four 10' x 10' tents, at time a perimeter fence will be present with signage reading "No Alcohol Beyond This Point."

In 2022, the Council changed many ordinances to allow more permitted outdoor food and beverage areas. Summary of ordinance changes They codified that some uses could be allowed with a site plan review and approval by ALRC under change of licensed premises review. Zoning text amendment staff report temporary and permanent seating areas 03.07.22

The supplemental language adopted in Ch 28J Outdoor Eating Areas Associated With Food and Beverage Establishments:

(a) Primary access to the area shall be from within the establishment.

(b) Hours of operation shall end at 9:00 p.m. in all districts except for MXC, CC and RMX, unless extended as part of the conditional use approval.

(c) No amplified sound is permitted in all districts except MXC, CC and RMX, unless allowed as part of the conditional use approval.

(d) Where the use is conditional, an appropriate transition area between the use and adjacent property may be required, using landscaping, screening, and other site improvements consistent with the character of the neighborhood.

The Atwood 2116 AWA LLC Class B Combo license with conditions The Atwood is in the Traditional Shopping Street (TSS) zoning district.

50. 77907 Separated Liquor License Renewal MKS Petroleum LLc • dba Williamson Mini Mart 1130 Williamson St • Agent: Amanprit Dhanoa Class A Beer Alder District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408 Separation requested by City Attorney's Office for conviction.


Wednesday May 17 – Board of Park Commissioners – 6:30p- BPC Agenda 05.17.23

13 77097 Request by Sessions at McPike Park Board to extend Madison Park hours for the Sessions at McPike Park, event activities, including amplification and beer sales, to 11 PM, on Friday, August 11 & Saturday, August 12, 2023 at McPike Park. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

I held a neighborhood meeting on Monday May 15 to gather feedback on the request by the Sessions at McPike Parks for extended hours on Friday Aug 11 and Saturday Aug 12. The applicants clarified that they would end beer sales at 10p both nights and the request for an extension of beer sales until 11p was in error. They want to provide an hour of comedy inside a 40x80’ tent that will have decibel levels of 72 dB at 150’ from the source. On Friday night, the stage and tent will stay up but sound equipment etc will be stored in a box truck. On Saturday night, the contractor who erected the stage will begin to disassemble it at 10p. It is expected to take at least two hours. Once the comedy ends, clean up will begin. The applicant requests flexibility for the tear down/clean up without a hard end time. They also stated that they have permission from Parks staff to keep the tent up for the next Sessions event on Wednesday Aug 16.

The meeting turnout was small but two people who spoke stated their concerns were addressed. No one spoke in opposition. A Parks staff member was present.

I will share the above comments with the Board of Parks Commissioners and will support the extension.

21 77860 Informational Project Update to the Board of Park Commissioners Regarding Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge INFORMATIONAL

On February 1, 2022, the City of Madison Common Council authorized the Parks Division to hold a design competition for master plan development for the Lake Monona Waterfront and established the Mayoral-appointed Lake Monona Waterfront Ad-hoc Committee (Resolution-22-00091, Leg File 68794). The Design Challenge is a competition to create a visionary, inclusive, and environmentally focused master plan for 1.7 miles of shoreline and 17 acres of Madison’s foremost public lakefront. The multiple phased design competition included significant public engagement, numerous stakeholder meetings, informational sessions and public presentations along with a community-wide survey and other more focused input opportunities.


On May 10, the Lake Monona Waterfront Ad-hoc Committee completed their evaluation of the master plan submissions and design teams. The Lake Monona Waterfront Ad-hoc Committee selected the Sasaki team, which begins the second phase of the plan development process. Parks will contract with the Sasaki to work with committee members in revising their plan for submittal to the Common Council this fall. Parks staff will provide an informational update on the process and next steps for the plan development process.

27 77441 Adopting the Final Report of the Task Force on Farmland Preservation RETURN TO LEAD WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL TO THE PLAN COMMISSION


Thursday May 18 – Neighborhood Meeting 506-518 E Wilson Street and 134-148 S Blair Street - 6:30p via zoom.

Legistar 77018: Consideration of an alteration to an approved Planned Development District-Specific Implementation Plan (PD-SIP) to allow outdoor recreation, weekly outdoor events, and special seasonal events in the parking lot for the adjacent restaurant-taverns. 506-518 E Wilson PD-SIP plans, LOI, public comments

The Essen Haus, Come Back In and Up North complex is proposing to update their PD-SIP to provide dates and site plans to show six approved annual events and hours for sand volleyball games in the parking lot. In addition, they propose to expand seasonal events with live music and performance on a temporary parking lot stage for three evenings a week from March 15–November 1.

At the last Plan Commission meeting, their application was referred to May 22, in order to provide a complete Letter of Intent.

I did not have time to send a postcard, unfortunately, but I hope that First Settlement neighbors will get info from this announcement and the listserve.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: May 18, 2023 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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