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File #: 32477    Version: 1 Name: Accepting the Madison Municipal Building Conceptual Schematic Design Study by Isthmus Architecture, Inc.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/3/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 12/3/2013 Final action: 1/21/2014
Enactment date: 1/23/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00077
Title: Accepting the Madison Municipal Building Conceptual Schematic Design Study by Isthmus Architecture, Inc.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. LCReport 120913.pdf, 2. Draft MMB Conceptual Study-November 2013.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required to accept this report. The Facilities Management 2014 Capital Budget includes $2,220,000 for the MMB renovation. An additional $23,700,000 in funding for repair, renovation and remodeling is included in the capital improvement program through 2016. The report projects costs to range from $19,000,000 to $25,700,000.


Title
Accepting the Madison Municipal Building Conceptual Schematic Design Study by Isthmus Architecture, Inc.

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WHEREAS, the City of Madison contracted with Isthmus Architecture, Inc. to develop a Madison Municipal Building Conceptual Schematic Design Study, a copy of the report is available ; and,

WHEREAS, the study was initiated to assess the Madison Municipal Building in terms of historical significance and better understand how the City would undertake a sustainable re-use and rehabilitation of the building. The study also identified the programming needs and established estimated costs for a comprehensive rehabilitation. In addition, the study will help inform Judge Doyle Square development project currently under consideration by the City; and,

WHERAS, in 1913, the Federal Public Buildings Act authorized the construction of a large number of federal public buildings. The United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse, the previous name of the Madison Municipal Building, was designed as a first class, subclass B, building, stating: “The building exemplifies the image the federal government sought to project to the public.”; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Municipal Building have the following historical designations:
Federal: National Register of Historic Places, authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Listed: 11/27/2002

State: Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places, authorized by the Wisconsin State Legislature is the State’s official list of cultural resources...

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