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File #: 31386    Version: Name: Creating an ad hoc committee to advise the Plan Commission and the Common Council about an appropriate vision and special area plan for the Lamp House block.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 9/3/2013 Final action: 9/3/2013
Enactment date: 9/20/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00697
Title: Creating an ad hoc committee to advise the Plan Commission and the Common Council about an appropriate vision and special area plan for the Lamp House block.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Maurice S. Cheeks, John Strasser, Paul E. Skidmore, Lisa Subeck, Denise DeMarb, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Chris Schmidt, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Anita Weier, Steve King, Lauren Cnare, Michael E. Verveer, Sue Ellingson, Scott J. Resnick, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair
Attachments: 1. White comments_09-13-13.pdf, 2. Joint preservation comments_Lamp House_09-13-13.pdf, 3. Lusson comments_09-13-13.pdf, 4. Smart Growth Lamp House Memo_09-16-13.pdf, 5. Montes-JMP comments_09-16-13.pdf, 6. v.1, 7. 31386 Lamp House Authorizing Res-13-00697.pdf, 8. 31386 Lamp House Block Committee roster.pdf, 9. Link to Scope of Work 31906, 10. Link to General Information 31907, 11. Link to History 31908, 12. Link to Formulation of Plan Recommendations 32252, 13. Link to Tour and Workshop 32253, 14. Link to Potential Use/Recommendations 32505
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/17/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt the Following Amendment(s)Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/20131 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/3/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/26/20131 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Creating an ad hoc committee to advise the Plan Commission and the Common Council about an appropriate vision and special area plan for the Lamp House block.
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WHEREAS, Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the twentieth century’s greatest architects; and

WHEREAS, the Lamp House, built in 1903, is recognized as an outstanding example of his work; and

WHEREAS, the Lamp House was designed by Mr. Wright and deliberately placed at the center of the block with planned positioning in relation to the houses on the block; and

WHEREAS, the viewshed was an important aspect of the plan for the Lamp House; and

WHEREAS, the houses on the Webster Street block and the Mifflin Street block and much of the Butler Street block are as they were when the Lamp House was designed and built; and

WHEREAS, buildings designed Frank Lloyd Wright are known to be of significant value in drawing visitors and contribute to the stature of a city; and

WHEREAS, the block on which the Lamp House resides has not been considered in the context of a plan for the whole block, and

WHEREAS, there are a number of development proposals that would have significant impact on the setting and value of the Lamp House,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and the Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby create an ad hoc committee to advise the Plan Commission and the Common Council about an appropriate vision and special area plan for this important heritage block.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee shall consist of seven (7) eight (8) members, five (5) of whom shall be citizens and two (2) of whom shall be members of the Common Council. Of the five (5) citizen members, four (4) shall have significant knowledge about Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture and/or cultural resources, one(1) shall have downtown development knowledge, and one (1) shall be a neighborhood resident. The Committee will be staffed by the Planning Division to inclu...

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