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623 Fitchburg residents signed a petition in 2013, addressed the Fitchburg Common Council, urging it to not submit an Urban Service Area Amendment for the rural area known as the "Northeast Neighborhood" at the time. After the Council voted 6-2 to submit the application to the CARPC (Capital Area Regional Planning Commission), we started a petition to the CARPC, asking them to deny the applications for the Northeast Neighborhood and the North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood. Over 520 have signed that petition. We will soon turn in copies of both petitions to the CARPC, so that they can see how great the opposition is to these two unnecessary and harmful Urban Service Area expansions.
You are invited to bring a dish to pass (and your tableware) and enjoy a delicious meal, then see our new short video filmed in the Waubesa Wetlands in canoes in July. It makes the case for protecting this "Wetland Gem" by not developing the Northeast Neighborhood just upstream from it. The potluck starts at 5:45 p.m. (you must be in the building before 6 because the library closes then), and the program begins at 6:30. We'll hear some remarks by Fitchburg Alder Steve Arnold on good urban planning, watch the video, and then have Q&A with Professor Cal DeWitt. Please come and bring a friend!
On Feb. 25, the Fitchburg Common Council voted 6 – 2 in favor of submitting Urban Service Area Amendment Applications for the Northeast Neighborhood and the North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood to CARPC, the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. Alders Steve Arnold and Dorothy Krause voted against the measure, and we thank them. The next step is for the CARPC to consider and vote on the applications, and we will be urging them to turn them down. The public hearing will likely happen on August 14, at the Fitchburg City Hall, though we don't know for sure yet. In the meantime, we'll continue to educate people about how harmful approving these applications would be. Click here to read more, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us collect petition signatures between now and August.
Please attend the Fitchburg Common Council meeting at the Fitchburg City Hall, 5520 Lacy Rd. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and we need to fill the chamber with Fitchburg residents who will oppose Mayor Pfaff's proposal to bring two new "neighborhoods" into the Urban Service Area (develop them). There will be a Public Hearing on whether to submit Urban Service Area Amendment Applications for the Northeast Neighborhood and the North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood, and then the Council will discuss the issues and vote. If you live in Fitchburg, giving a couple hours of your time to protest this risky move may be the best thing you can do for your pocketbook this year! Creating two more sets of infrastructure for the taxpayers to maintain just doesn't make sense when you already have 1125 empty acres! We're asking for North McGaw Park and Uptown to be 75% filled in before the city opens any new areas to development. For more details on how you can help on Feb. 25 (whether you can attend in the evening or not), Click here .
A Curbside Chat: A candid talk about the future of America's cities, villages, and neighborhoods Chuck Marohn, PE, AICP, President of StrongTowns.org When: Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711 Cost: Free Anyone interested in the fiscal health of local governments (and that should include all of us!) will want to hear this compelling presentation. (read more)
On Tuesday, November 26th, the Fitchburg Common Council will be reviewing and voting on a plan to move forward in developing Fitchburg's North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood. This meeting, at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers of Fitchburg City Hall, is open to the public and is a great opportunity to have your voice heard! You will have an opportunity to register in opposition of the plan as well as the chance to stand up and speak to the common council and let them know that opening the NSPN for development right now is not in the best interest of the taxpayers.
- October 2013
- Potluck and community meeting on Sunday, October 27 (21-Oct-13 09:17)
- September 2013
- What you can do to protect your pocketbook and the environment (13-Sep-13 16:54)
- February 2013
- June 2009
- March 2009
- March 26 - The 3 W's Presentation by Dr. Cal DeWitt (18-Mar-09 13:05)
- June 2008
- May 20th - NE Neighborhood Land Use Committee Meetings (04-Jun-08 19:31)
- February 2008
- February 24th - "A Better Future" presentation and social (20-Feb-08 13:43)
- February 7th - Last day of comments to CARPC! (06-Feb-08 15:39)
- January 2008
- February 5th you are invited to peek into the future of Fitchburg (30-Jan-08 14:31)
- January 24th Public Hearing of the Capital Area Regional Planning Comission (CARPC) (16-Jan-08 08:49)
- January 15th Presentation of New Research by Dr. Cal DeWitt (12-Jan-08 20:30)
- October 2007
- October 6th and 7th - Harvest Festival! (01-Oct-07 19:13)
- September 2007
- September 13th Water Talk with Bradbury and Grunden (10-Sep-07 05:36)
- August 2007
- September 4th Northeast Neighborhood Public Hearing (31-Aug-07 18:31)
- August 7th Growth Boundary Public Hearing (04-Aug-07 16:27)
- July 2007
- April 2007