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File #: 62381    Version: 1 Name: Capitol Gateway Corr Plan Amdmt re: 900-block of E Washington Ave
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2020 In control: Planning Division
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Enactment date: 10/26/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00739
Title: Amending the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan to revise the land use recommendation for the block bounded by East Washington Avenue, South Brearly Street, East Main Street, and South Paterson Street from “Employment” to “Employment/Residential.”
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. Amended Plan Map.pdf, 2. Amended Plan Text.pdf, 3. UDC Staff Comments.pdf, 4. Plan Commission Staff Comments.pdf, 5. Link_CU_File_62082

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation is required with the approval of the proposed plan amendment. City costs associated with urban development in this area will be included in future operating and capital budgets subject to Common Council approval.

Title

Amending the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan to revise the land use recommendation for the block bounded by East Washington Avenue, South Brearly Street, East Main Street, and South Paterson Street from “Employment” to “Employment/Residential.”

Body

WHEREAS the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan was adopted by the Madison Common Council on February 5, 2008 as a supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan to include long term land use and development recommendations for the area bounded by Blair Street, East Mifflin Street, First Street, and East Main Street; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Madison Common Council on August 7, 2018 recommends Employment Uses for the subject block, and the vast majority of the south side of East Washington Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan currently recommends “Employment” land uses for this area; and

 

WHEREAS the subject area recommended for Employment uses includes an existing hotel, an approved 5-story office building, an approved 11-story office building, approved structured parking associated with aforementioned uses, and two other existing buildings to remain for the foreseeable future; and

 

WHEREAS the property owner has demonstrated a strong commitment to Employment uses on this block, as noted above; and

 

WHEREAS the property owner has proposed a ten-story mixed use building with 75 residential dwelling units and ground floor commercial space along East Main Street; and

 

WHEREAS within this broader employment and industrial corridor, the subject site is well-suited as an environment for residential use, as it is across East Main Street from an active commercial use, within one block of a City of Madison park (McPike Park), and within easy walking distance to commercial corridors; and

 

WHEREAS an amendment to the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan would be required for the proposed mixed-use development with residential uses to be consistent with the land use recommendations in that plan; and

 

WHEREAS an amendment to the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan Proposed Land Use Map has been prepared to recommend that this block be developed with “Employment/Residential” (primarily employment uses, with residential uses as a secondary allowable use), which is generally consistent with the mixed-use development proposed by the property owner; and

 

WHEREAS, following a presentation by the development team at a virtual meeting on September 21, 2020, the Marquette Neighborhood Association Board voted unanimously to support the proposed building; and

 

WHEREAS a neighborhood meeting focused on the proposed plan amendment was held virtually on September 23, 2020 to present information, answer questions, and hear comments on the development proposal and related plan amendment; and

 

WHEREAS City agencies have reviewed the proposed amendment to the East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan, as well as the proposed conditional use application submitted by the property owner, and have provided comments and recommendations for consideration by the Urban Design Commission, Plan Commission, and Common Council.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan, a supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan, is hereby amended to revise the land use recommendation for block bounded by East Washington Avenue, South Brearly Street, East Main Street, and South Paterson Street from “Employment” to “Employment/Residential”, with Residential as an allowable secondary use, as shown on the amended Proposed Land Use Map.