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File #: 44263    Version: Name: 8279 Garver Selection Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/30/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/6/2016 Final action: 9/20/2016
Enactment date: 9/22/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00716
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Reaffirmation of Resolution Enactment No. RES-15-00334, File I.D. #37723 - Garver Selection Resolution.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. Exhibits 1 & 2 - 8279 - 2016 Garver Re-Affirmation Resolution .pdf, 2. Exhibit A 10385 Affidavit of Recording 5188680.pdf, 3. EXHIBIT B Ordinance - FILE ID 43343, 4. V1 Master02-Sep-2016-01-04-25.pdf, 5. 37723 Master30-Aug-2016-09-08-46.pdf
Fiscal Note
The 2016 Parks Division Capital Budget, Project No. 17, Garver at Olbrich Botanical Complex, has authorized $1,825,000 as the City's contribution towards the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of Garver Feed Mill. The actual commitment and expenditure of these funds will be approved in future resolutions. Costs associated with the final development agreement will be addressed in future resolutions.
SUBSTITUTE - Reaffirmation of Resolution Enactment No. RES-15-00334, File I.D. #37723 - Garver Selection Resolution.
From 1906 through 1997, the Garver Feed Mill was a working industrial building and a significant feature on the east side of Madison. The building was designated as eligible for listing on the National Register in 1992 and designated a local landmark in 1994. In 1997 after a two-year fundraising campaign, the Olbrich Botanical Society (the “OBS”) acquired the Garver Feed Mill (the “Building”) and approximately five acres of land surrounding it (collectively the “Property”) for $700,000. The City Parks Division acquired the surrounding 17.8 acres north of the Property to Fair Oaks Avenue, commonly known as the “North Plat”. OBS then transferred ownership of the Property to the City of Madison (the “City”).

Beginning in June of 2014, the Mayor constituted a Committee charged with establishing criteria for reuse of the Property, with soliciting proposals, and recommending a proposal to the Common Council. The Committee again developed a RFP while holding four (4) public meetings, including a public hearing. The RFP was recommended to the Common Council and approved on October 22, 2014 (Resolution No. 12-00752, File I.D. #35479). In accordance with the RFP, proposals were received until December 19, 2014. Four proposals were received.

The Committee reviewed the proposals, interviewed the developers who submitted the proposals, and heard public testimony. After reviewing the four proposals and all associated information, t...

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