Plan Middleton Better!
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., the Middleton Common Council will again consider the issue of granting PDD zoning approval to The Addison apartment building being developed by the Austringer Capital Group, LLC.
This is a 39-unit, four-floor building that is being proposed for the lots at 6814, 6818, and 6824 University Ave. (across from the Willy St. Co-op).
Area neighbors have repeatedly asked that the developer offer an alternative blueprint for the site that would not route part of its traffic out through a residential neighborhood, that would not be so much larger (at four stories) than any other building along University or towering over residences behind it, and that would be set further back from University than the planned nine feet to better preserve greenspace.
In addition, Middleton's Plan Commission has indicated they want to see buildings this height or taller set all along University Ave.
We are not opposed to development on these lots, and we know that more workforce housing is needed in Middleton. But we are worried about the height of the building, traffic, that it will be 80% impervious, and its effect on nearby property values. It has also been very difficult to get accurate information from the city or to contact our elected representatives, as we also learned early on that most emails we had sent to city officials and staff had either not been delivered or had been dumped into spam. We do not feel that our neighborhood concerns have been heard or that any compromises have been made.
More information on the project can be found at https://www.austringerllc.com/6844
or on tonight's agenda: http://meetings.cityofmiddleton.us/Meetings/ViewMe...
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION if you would like Middleton's City Council to postpone the rezoning for the Addison project, and also if you believe that the city should do a better job of mediating development planning between developers AND residents. Let's PLAN MIDDLETON BETTER!