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File #: 33846    Version: 1 Name: Creating an Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Enactment date: 4/30/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00287
Title: Creating an Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Ledell Zellers, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Michael E. Verveer, Mark Clear, Matthew J. Phair, Denise DeMarb, Lisa Subeck, Maurice S. Cheeks, Lauren Cnare, Chris Schmidt, Steve King, Joseph R. Clausius, Anita Weier, Scott J. Resnick
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
4/29/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Not available
4/22/20141 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Creating an Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee.
WHEREAS, the City of Madison has five local historic districts which constitute under 1% of the land in the city and 182 locally designated landmarks; and,

WHEREAS, these local historic districts and locally designated landmarks provide a physical connection to our past and help us understand who we are today and tell the story of Madison’s unique historical development; and,

WHEREAS, much of Madison’s architectural diversity and unique and quality construction are in our local historic districts and our designated landmarks; and,

WHEREAS, historic resources are finite and cannot be replaced, making them precious commodities; and,

WHEREAS, historic districts and landmarked buildings are important in many placemaking initiatives and support heritage tourism; and,

WHEREAS, the current Landmarks Ordinance has not had a comprehensive review since its adoption; and,

WHEREAS, review and clarification as to both procedural (Phase 1) and specific historic district criteria (Phase 2) will assist in our goal of preserving our irreplaceable historic resources; and,

WHEREAS, the Landmarks Commission has developed a draft (Phase 1) revising the procedural aspects of the Landmarks Ordinance and such draft is expected to be introduced to the Council prior to July 1, 2014; and,

WHEREAS, upon introduction of its draft revising the procedural aspects of the Landmarks Ordinance (Phase 1), the Landmarks Commission will begin a public engagement process to consider amendments clarifying the substantive standards for the various historic districts (Phase 2); and,

WHEREAS, an ad hoc committee of alders will create a discussion forum that can bring together important perspectives to help address complex issues after introduction of the Landmarks Commission draft amendments to the Landmarks Ordinance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council creates ...

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