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File #: 49024    Version: Name: Substitute Preserve, LLC to conduct a Boundary Review of the Mansion Hill Local and National Register Historic Districts
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 10/31/2017 Final action: 10/31/2017
Enactment date: 11/3/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00867
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Executing a Purchase of Services contract with Preserve, LLC to conduct a Boundary Review of the Mansion Hill Local and National Register Historic Districts, and to conduct a Neighborhood Character Study for the Langdon Neighborhood, including developing implementation actions if authorized.
Sponsors: Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers, Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. 49024 v 1.pdf, 2. 49024 LC Report 10-16-17.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a contract with Preserve, LLC to conduct Boundary Review of the Mansion Hill Local and National Register Historic Districts and to conduct a Neighborhood Character Study for the Langdon Neighborhood. The 2017 Adopted Budget appropriated $50,000 in TID 32-State Street for Langdon Street and Mansion Hill Historic Studies. The maximum amount of this contract would be $50,000.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Executing a Purchase of Services contract with Preserve, LLC to conduct a Boundary Review of the Mansion Hill Local and National Register Historic Districts, and to conduct a Neighborhood Character Study for the Langdon Neighborhood, including developing implementation actions if authorized.
Body
WHEREAS, the City of Madison’s Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2006) recommends the retention of historic character in the downtown and older neighborhoods through numerous objectives including the education of residents, the inventory of historic resources, and other actions; and,

WHEREAS, the Downtown Plan (adopted in 2012) celebrates the variety of places that comprise Downtown by articulating what makes them unique and identifiable, and includes recommendations to preserve, enhance, and sometimes to guide the transition of these neighborhoods and districts over time”; and,

WHEREAS, most of the Mansion Hill Neighborhood is located within a local historic district and a National Register Historic District, but some properties are located in one or the other, but not both, which often leads to confusion for property owners and a disconnect between the “regulatory” and “incentive” aspects associated with the different districts; and,

WHEREAS, the Downtown Plan recommends working with the State Historical Society on creating National Register historic districts that are generally coterminous with local historic district boundaries; and,

WHEREAS, the Downtown Plan discusses the Langdon Neighborhood’s “clear identity” and “well ground...

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