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File #: 42079    Version: Name: 2ND SUBSTITUTE - Directing city staff to explore land options in the University Hill Farms Neighborhood and nearby areas for potential gardening space lost in the Hill Farms state redevelopment on Sheboygan Avenue.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/8/2016 In control: MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/17/2016 Final action: 5/17/2016
Enactment date: 5/19/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00388
Title: SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Directing city staff to explore land options in the University Hill Farms Neighborhood and nearby areas for potential gardening space lost in the Hill Farms state redevelopment on Sheboygan Avenue.
Sponsors: Tim Gruber, Steve King
Attachments: 1. 2007 Hill Farms GDP Condition of Approval and Garden Locations Reviewed.pdf, 2. 2007-2015 City Letters of Support for Sheboygan Avenue Community Gardens.pdf, 3. 2015 Hill Farms Neighborhood Plan References to Community Gardens.pdf, 4. 2016 Locations Proposed by Ald. Schmidt.pdf, 5. 2016 Locations Proposed by Gardeners in Rennebohm Park.pdf, 6. 42079 v. 1.pdf, 7. BPW 4/6/16 Mtg / Item 5_public registration form.pdf, 8. 42079 v. 2.pdf, 9. Committeeactions-HillFarmsGardens.pdf
Related files: 41789, 06988, 42334
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
5/17/20163 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Not available
5/4/20163 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
4/13/20162 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
4/6/20162 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval  Action details Not available
3/22/20162 COMMUNITY GARDENS COMMITTEE (ended 12/2016) RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL WITH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
3/15/20162 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
3/15/20162 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
3/15/20162 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
3/15/20162 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Not available
3/8/20161 Mayor's Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.

Title
SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Directing city staff to explore land options in the University Hill Farms Neighborhood and nearby areas for potential gardening space lost in the Hill Farms state redevelopment on Sheboygan Avenue.

Body
WHEREAS, the Sheboygan Community Garden was a valuable community asset for over thirty years in the University Hill Farms neighborhood on the northwest corner of State Department of Transportation property on Sheboygan Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the 1.25 acre garden was home to over 100 individuals and families, many whom lived in close proximity to the garden site; and

WHEREAS, an abbreviated process was undertaken to find potential land for the relocation of the gardens for the 2016 season; and

WHEREAS, the only feasible option for the 2016 season was a small area in Rennebohm Park that will replace twenty percent of the garden space; and

WHEREAS, several other locations were vetted and are in need of more research to determine, cost, feasibility, and community support, including, but not limited to, Vernon Boulevard, Rennebohm Park, Garner Park, and Indian Hills Park; and

WHEREAS, the recently adopted University Hill Farms Neighborhood Plan calls for additional green and gardening space in several locations throughout the neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, additional private lands, such as land in University Research Park are also in need of further discussion and analysis;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that city staff shall explore the aforementioned land options and any others (including private land) that may be possible in the general area in and near the University Hill Farms Neighborhood for new community garden locations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that staff should shall research the cost, soil conditions, water access, sun exposure, and other important factors of locating garden space with the goal of replacing the land lost in the Hill Farms state redevelopment on Sheboygan Avenue; an...

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