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File #: 34282    Version: 1 Name: Disposition Process - 800 South E Washington Ave (Don Miller)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 7/1/2014 Final action: 7/1/2014
Enactment date: 7/2/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00501
Title: Adopting a process for disposition of property on the south side of 800 East Washington Ave
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Larry Palm, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. Don Miller Sale Proposal 5-28-14.pdf, 2. Hyperlink
Fiscal Note
The Resolution proposes an alternative process for exploring the development of City-owned property. Staff resources will need to be allocated in support of the Capitol East District Committee, but no appropriation is required. Any future expenditures associated with a development will be subject to Common Council approval.
Title
Adopting a process for disposition of property on the south side of 800 East Washington Ave
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WHEREAS, the Capitol East District has been the subject of extensive planning efforts and the City and neighborhoods have developed consensus regarding a well-articulated vision for the area; and,

WHEREAS, the City acquired approximately two acres of land on the south side of the 800 block of East Washington Avenue through the land-banking program; and,

WHEREAS, a previous Request for Proposals did not result in a successful project on the south side of the 800 block of East Washington Avenue; and,

WHEREAS, the adopted plans for the City-owned property on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue call for the property to serve a primarily employment-oriented use; and,

WHEREAS, the City has actively worked to encourage development of an entrepreneurial hub known as Starting Block and a concept known as the Madison Sustainability Commerce Center (“MSCC”); and,

WHEREAS, development of Starting Block and the Madison Sustainability Commerce Center are more complex than more standard real estate developments; and,

WHEREAS, projects aimed at employment-oriented uses cannot currently be financed with substantial pre-leasing commitments for tenants; and,

WHEREAS, a renewed Request for Proposals following the Land Banking RFP process outlined in a memo accepted by the Common Council on May 15, 2012 is unlikely to successfully attract viable proposals with pre-leasing commitments in place; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison desires to make its property on the south side of the 800 block of East Washington Avenue available for devel...

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