Wednesday, September 12 2012
Please join Reinhart as we host the City of Madison's Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development for a complimentary seminar focusing on opportunities created by comprehensive revisions to Madison's Zoning Code, Downtown Plan and other improvements to the development review process.
Completely and recently revised, the Zoning Code and Downtown Plan are two of the primary tools used to regulate and guide development in the City of Madison. This is the first comprehensive rewrite of the zoning code in 45 years and the first rewrite of the Downtown Plan in 20 years. These newly revised documents will guide and regulate City of Madison development for the next few decades.
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This Seminar Will:
- Focus on key differences between the "Old" and the "New"
- Discuss improvements to the development review process
- Provide an opportunity for seminar attendees to interact directly with City of Madison staff
Who Should Attend
Everyone involved in commercial real estate development in Madison, Wisconsin, including:
- Real Estate Developers
- Property Owners
- Real Estate Investors
- Commercial Real Estate Brokers
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions, Nathan Wautier, Reinhart shareholder
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Overview of Downtown Plan, Bill Fruhling, Principal Planner
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Overview of Zoning Code, Matt Tucker, Zoning Administrator and Kevin Firchow, Planner, Planning Division
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 - 10:50 a.m. Improvements to the Development Review Process, Brad Murphy, Director of Planning Division and Steve Cover, Director of Planning & Community & Economic Development
10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Q&A with panel of presenters
Nathan J. Wautier is a shareholder in Reinhart's Real Estate Practice and Institutional Investor Services Group. Nathan acts as the point-of-entry on a wide range of legal needs and services for a broad range of corporate and institutional clients. He primarily serves as legal advisor for real estate developers, owners, operators, borrowers and lenders on real estate projects and related financings in Wisconsin and across the country. Nathan regularly assists clients entitling property and obtaining other land-use approvals in the City of Madison and throughout Wisconsin. He also serves as co-chair of Downtown Madison Inc.'s subcommittee, advising on Madison's zoning code rewrite, and has been an active participant at City of Madison meetings, discussing the Zoning Code and Downtown Plan rewrite process.
Brad Murphy, AICP, has been the director of the City of Madison's Planning Division since 1989. Prior to that, he held various professional planning positions with the City of Janesville, including Planning Director. Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Tennessee.
Bill Fruhling, AICP, is a Principal Planner in the City of Madison's Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development. He has worked for the City for 15 years and currently heads the Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section that combines the disciplines of urban design, neighborhood planning, historic preservation, and public art. Before coming to Madison, he worked in the City of Peoria, Illinois Planning Department for 11 years. Bill holds a Bachelor's Degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Matt Tucker has held the Zoning Administrator position with the City since 2005. Prior to that, he worked for the City of Oshkosh as a City Planner/Zoning Administrator. Mr. Tucker holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Kevin Firchow, AICP, has been with the City of Madison's Planning Division since May 2007. In addition to working on the City's zoning code rewrite, he is one of the planners responsible for development review and staffing in the City's Plan Commission. Prior to joining the City, Mr. Firchow was a planning consultant and project manager authoring and overseeing the creation of numerous neighborhood, corridor, and comprehensive plans throughout the state. Kevin holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Steven Cover, AICP is the Director of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development consisting of the Planning Division, the Economic Development Division, the Building Inspections Division, and the Community Development and Housing Divisions. Departmental responsibilities include creating and implementing economic development strategies, all development review and permitting, long range comprehensive planning, zoning and variance review and processing, small area planning, transportation planning, housing and CDBG programming, historic preservation, GIS services, and construction and zoning inspections. The Department is re-evaluating the City's development review processes and will be preparing recommendations on how to make them more efficient and customer friendly.
Mr. Cover is also responsible for the initiation and monitoring of major planning initiatives such as the Downtown Master Plan, creating and implementing strategic economic development strategies such as the Capital East District, rewriting the Zoning Code and preparing the City's first Transportation Master Plan. In addition, the Department plans to update the John Nolen Plan and create a new City Design Plan.
Reinhart's Real Estate Practice is the largest of any law firm in Wisconsin. Reinhart offers clients custom-tailored real estate insight. Our real estate attorneys work in subspecialty groups so that our broad range of knowledge and depth of experience apply to every matter. Our experience brings high-quality service in a cost-effective manner.
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Date and Location
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Please click here to register. Register by September 5, 2012. Seating is limited.
For Additional Information
Please contact Nancy Pozgay at 414-298-8652.