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On the agenda: Will Madison allow a new hotel on Monroe Street?

Madison Common Council
Tuesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.
Room 201 of the City-County Building

The council will consider an appeal of a Plan Commission decision to allow a developer to demolish two commercial buildings and construct a new, four-story hotel on Monroe Street. The decision is being appealed by Ald. Julia Kerr, who represents the Vilas neighborhood that has objected to the hotel plans.

Kerr wants a review of the property's deed restrictions and questions whether the hotel's outdoor plaza means the developer has to get a conditional use permit from the city. Kerr was head of the Vilas Neighborhood Association, which has long opposed the plan, before being elected to the council a year ago. A two-thirds vote of the city council is needed to overturn the Plan Commission's approval of the project.

Also on the agenda: multiple liquor license renewals and adopting the Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Plan (which won a national award last week).

Health & Human Needs
Tuesday, June 3, 5 p.m.
The Job Center on Aberg Avenue

Dane County's human services committee holds its regular meeting, which will include a discussion of Family Care, the state's new long-term care program for the elderly and people with disabilities. Family Care could dramatically change the way assistance programs are run in Dane County.

Executive Committee
Wednesday, June 4, 6 p.m.
Room 201 of the City-County Building

The leadership committee of the Dane County Board holds a public hearing on the troubled 911 Center. The committee is also expected to approve an independent audit of the center, which has been heavily criticized for failing to respond to a 911 call from Brittany Zimmerman's cell phone on the day she was murdered.

Housing Committee
Wednesday, June 4
5 p.m., Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building

The committee will discuss a report (PDF) on the effectiveness of the city of Madison's inclusionary zoning ordinance. Under the ordinance, housing developers are required to include affordable units in their projects. The report says there has been a slowdown in the number of developers requesting approval to build IZ units, in part because of the nationwide slowdown in the housing market. But it's also because the IZ ordinance is set to expire in January and "a number of developers/builders are currently waiting to see what will happen."

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