Eken Park News

Several items of note;

First, we have negotiated a pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic for this Friday, April 23rd! It will be held at the East Madison Community Center at 8 Straubel Court, from 10 am to 2 pm. It will be using the Moderna vaccine, so that means the second dose will be on Friday, May 21, 10 am to 2 pm. It will be drop in only, first come first served, so there are no reservations. It is primarily focused on giving easier access to the vaccine for lower income residents. However, there are no income thresholds. Age 18 and over. You can look for posters around the neighborhood, and let us know if you have any questions.

We have reached our goal for fundraising for new playground equipment for the Eken Park playground. Work will start later this year. Great job, fundraising team!

Just down the road at First St and E Washington Ave, a development at the Washington Plaza mall there is moving forward.

The project as proposed would have approximately 344 residences with 15,000 square feet of commercial/ retail space that would include restaurants and/or retailers.

After getting feedback from the first public meeting and Urban Design Commission, the developer made substantial changes to the design and would like to present that to the neighborhood for feedback. The developer plans to apply for Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) for the structured parking component. It has not yet been determined if the proposed project will require rezoning or conditional use permits.

You can join the architect, Alder Abbas and City staff from Planning and Traffic Engineering for a second virtual neighborhood meeting on April 21st at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about this proposal.

You can join the virtual meeting using your computer, smartphone or tablet, or you can listen in via telephone. You will receive login information after registering at www.cityofmadison.com/meetingApr21FirstEWash

Occupy Madison is moving forward with Phase 2 of the Tiny Homes project which will allow them to have permanent use of a tiny house village similar to the one at 304 N. 3rd Street. The project will go through a full Planned Development process at 1901 Aberg Avenue (formerly Wiggie’s).

Phase 2 will include a reduction of the number of houses and will determine how the inside of the building will be used. Please join Tiny Home Administration, Alder Abbas and City staff from Zoning and Planning, for a virtual neighborhood meeting on Thursday, April 22, at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about this proposal and to have your questions answered.

You can join the virtual meeting using your computer, smartphone or tablet, or you can listen in via telephone. You will receive login information after registering at www.cityofmadison.com/ meetingApr22Aberg1901.

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