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File #: 53818    Version: Name: Street Use Permits/Create Downtown Zone
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2018 In control: STREET USE STAFF COMMISSION
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Enactment date: 3/30/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00020
Title: SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Creating Sections 10.056(2)(f), (5)(i) & (j) and (6)(r) and amending Sections 10.056(1), (6)(a), (b), (d), (i), (o), 10.056(11), and 10.056(12)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances creating and modifying the standards of issuance for Street Use Permits, creating the Downtown Zone and standards for street closures in that zone with exceptions for Legacy and Premier events, allowing a permit to be cancelled in case of emergency, adding language to preserve City control over the highways for transportation, and updating the findings and purpose section.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. GMVCB letter 11-19-2108.pdf, 2. Staff answers to GMVCB letter for DCC 11-29-18.pdf, 3. MNA-street-use-letter-2.pdf, 4. Version 2, 5. Version 1
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance change creates a Downtown Zone for purposes of Street Use Permits and creates exceptions for Legacy Events and Premier Events. In 2018, Street Use Permit application fees for Legacy Events was $3,500 and for Premier Events was $700. All of the events are expected to continue in 2019. No significant fiscal impacts are anticipated.
Title
SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Creating Sections 10.056(2)(f), (5)(i) & (j) and (6)(r) and amending Sections 10.056(1), (6)(a), (b), (d), (i), (o), 10.056(11), and 10.056(12)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances creating and modifying the standards of issuance for Street Use Permits, creating the Downtown Zone and standards for street closures in that zone with exceptions for Legacy and Premier events, allowing a permit to be cancelled in case of emergency, adding language to preserve City control over the highways for transportation, and updating the findings and purpose section.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amendment creates a geographic area called the Downtown Zone for purposes of reviewing Street Use Permits for street closures for events, festivals, races, etc., in that zone. The Downtown Zone includes the core of the isthmus extending roughly from Blair to Park Streets, but excludes the Capitol Square, the 100 blocks off the square, and 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where events are encouraged. This amendment creates specific new standards for closing arterial or collector streets in the Downtown Zone to consider impacts on traffic patterns, Metro Transit service, and residential, business and government occupants within that zone, including rules for events that include a “traveling route” such as races and runs, start times on weekends, restrictions on weekday closures, and specific rules for State Street. This amendment also elaborates on the criteria for approving a Street Use Permit, allowing the Staff Commission to consider the overall number of permitted events a...

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