MDC Proposed Development Committee

By David Taylor

As many of you are aware the Madison Development Corporation (MDC) which owns the Avenue/Graaskamp development bordered by East Mifflin, 2nd Street, and East Washington is pursuing a redevelopment of that property. The current proposed site plan is posted below and in pdf form here. [Draft minutes of the June EENA monthly meeting in which this new plan was presented is available here].

Following up on an initial May 24th meeting, we would like to hold a second meeting to form a regular standing EENA committee whose mission will be to review MDCs ongoing planning, assess the impact of the project on our neighborhood and represent the interests of the Emerson East Neighborhood to MDC and the City of Madison.

That second meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Library large meeting room. All Emerson East residents are welcome to attend, and the meeting’s agenda is here

If anyone has questions concerning the Avenue/Graaskamp development prior to our July 11th meeting, please e-mail Dave ( or Pam (

MDC plans June2018


MDC Proposed Development

Are you interested in/concerned about MDC’s redevelopment plans at the Options/Avenue/Graaskamp property?

A neighborhood group is forming to discuss the development that includes up to 36 additional affordable housing units on that property.

This first meeting is an organizational meeting that will focus on determining our purpose and goals of the group.

When: Thursday, May 24 at 5:30-6:30pm
Where: SuperCharge! Foods community room, 1902 E. Washington Ave

If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested, send your contact info and general availability for future meetings to

Here is a PDF of the current three options proposed by MDC at The monthly EENA meeting in April.

Earth Day @ Demetral, 4/21


Image by Aimee Ray

Spring is here and soon there is going to be an explosion of green leaves everywhere; But this also means that our parks are going to need some love to be ready for the warm weather ahead.

The City’s Earth Day Challenge is a way for you to help spruce up our parks for Summer. Held on Saturday, April 21, from 10 am – noon,  volunteers will be assisting in trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks.

So consider spending two hours of Earth Day with your neighbors and friends and volunteer to clean up Demetral.

Sign up at