Hello, Emerson East residents,
The Emerson East Neighborhood Association would like to solicit your feedback on this memo to the City of Madison Planning Division. Would you like to add any contingencies? Do you have any comments on the overall content? If so, you may post a comment here on this entry, or email Meredith Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are due at 8pm on Tuesday, April 15. Please submit comments only if you are a resident of the Emerson East neighborhood.
TO: City of Madison Planning Division
FROM: Emerson East Neighborhood Association
DATE: April 8, 2014
SUBJECT: Occupy Madison Tiny Houses/Village Proposal, 2046-2050 East Johnson Street
The Emerson East Neighborhood Association (EENA) recognizes that residents in the neighborhood care deeply about homelessness as a societal problem and human rights issue. However, EENA residents hold diverse opinions on the Occupy Madison Tiny House / Village project and its appropriateness for our neighborhood. Some residents support the proposed tiny home village, some do not support the project, and there is a very broad spectrum of opinion in the middle. Given this range of opinion, EENA voted at our meeting on April 2, 2014 to remain neutral on the project itself. EENA views itself as a facilitator of meetings between the city, developer, and residents, and has historically remained neutral during other neighborhood projects.
However, EENA would like to propose some contingencies, should this Occupy Madison project move forward.
We request that:
1) The site should remain under the continuing jurisdiction of the City of Madison Plan Commission
2) Occupy Madison shall post property manager contact information in a publicly visible place so that any resident of the neighborhood can contact that person or persons with concerns.
3) The City should disallow the use of compost toilets in the tiny homes.
4) Workshop hours should be limited from 8AM – 8PM on weekdays, and 10AM – 8PM on weekends and holidays.
5) Tiny homes should not be allowed to park on streets within the neighborhood borders.
6) The site should maintain appropriate noise levels at all times.
7) Should the property leave Occupy Madison’s ownership at a future date, the property should revert to neighborhood mixed use zoning.