Read answers to the questions raised during the meeting.
Questions & Answers from Feedback Meeting
What is the definition of affordable housing? Definition: Affordable housing refers to housing units that are affordable by that section of society whose income is below the median household income.
Description: Affordable housing should address the housing needs of the lower- or middle-income households. Affordable housing becomes a key issue especially in locations where much of the population can’t buy houses at the market price.
What is the definition of workforce housing? Workforce housing is a term that is used by government and organizations concerned with housing policy or advocacy to refer to any form of housing, including ownership of single or multi-family homes, as well as occupation of rental units for households with earned income that is insufficient to secure quality housing in reasonable proximity to the workplace..
Will Maurer’s become the grocery store for all proposals? Is there currently the guarantee of a long-term grocer? Maurer’s is open to becoming the grocer for the site and has voiced its commitment to the Madison community. Its involvement depends on whether it can afford the rent required by whichever developer is chosen to build on the site.
What is the status of the north/south street on the Wingra Triangle as laid out in the Wingra BUILD Plan? While the City originally insisted on the north/south street laid out in plan drawings on the Wingra BUILD Plan (which drew on the existing South Madison Neighborhood Plan) as essential to the enhanced connectivity of the site to its surrounding community, it now no longer emphasizes the need for this street. The SMNP strove to integrate the Wingra Triangle into the community instead of leaving it as an east/west barrier within South Madison.