Ayres Associates

LEGAL NOTICE

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Linden Drive Parking Garage
University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison)
DFDM Project #17I1F
525 Easterday Lane, Madison, WI 53706


The University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison) Facilities Planning and Management has retained Ayres Associates on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Linden Drive Parking Garage project. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and UWSA guidelines (Board of Regents' Resolution 2508, November 6, 1981). The purpose of the EIS is to assess potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.

EIS Process

Scoping Letter

An initial requirement of the EIS is the scoping process. The intent of the scoping process is to identify at an early stage potential beneficial or adverse impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments. A Scoping Letter to solicit input on potential environmental impacts of the project was sent to selected parties and agencies on July 31, 2018 for a 15-day public review period. Figures depicting the project location and the project distribution list used for the Scoping Letter are attached to the Scoping Letter report.

A public notice was posted in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on July 31, 2018. Copies of this scoping letter were made available at UW-Madison's Helen C. White Library and Madison Public (Central Branch) Library, and on this website. All comments with regard to the Scoping Letter were required to be received no later than 5:00 p.m., August 15, 2018, for incorporation into the Draft EIS document.

A copy of the Scoping Letter Report can be downloaded by clicking Linden Dr Parking Garage - Scoping Ltr.pdf.

Comments were to be submitted in writing at the public meeting, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below. A copy of a comment form is available from this website below. For consideration in the Draft EIS, comments were to be submitted by August 15, 2018 for consideration in the Draft EIS.

Ben Peotter, PE
Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718
PeotterB@AyresAssociates.com

Scoping Meeting

A Scoping public meeting was held for August 15, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room 132 of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Building located at 610 Walnut Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 on the UW-Madison campus. The meeting was open to the public and was attended by representatives of the design team, UW-Madison, UWSA, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period was included in the Draft EIS report.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

The Draft EIS was made available on November 27, 2018, for a 45-day public review period. A public notice was posted in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on November 27, 2018. Copies of this Draft EIS were made available at the UW-Madison's Helen C. White Library, Madison Public Library, and on this website.

A copy of the DEIS Report can be downloaded by clicking Linden Drive Garage DEIS.pdf.

All comments on the Draft EIS report were to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., January 11, 2019, for incorporation into the Final EIS document. Comments were asked to be submitted in writing at the public meeting, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below. A copy of a comment form is available from this website below. For consideration in the Final EIS, comments were to be received in writing by January 11, 2019.

DEIS Meeting

A Draft EIS public meeting was held on December 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room 132 of the WARF Building located at 610 Walnut Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 on the UW-Madison campus. The meeting was open to the public and was attended by representatives of the design team, UW-Madison, UWSA, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period were included in the Final EIS report.

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

The Final EIS is being made available on February 5, 2019, for a 30-day public review period. A public notice is being posted in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on February 5, 2019 and the Badger Herald on February 5, 2019. Copies of this Final EIS are being made available at the UW-Madison's Helen C. White Library, Madison Public Library, and on this website.

A copy of the FEIS Report can be downloaded by clicking Linden Drive Garage FEIS_FINAL_Combined.pdf.

All comments on the Final EIS report need to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., March 6, 2019, for incorporation into the record of decision (ROD) document. Comments may be submitted in writing at the public meeting, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below. A copy of a comment form is available from this website below. For consideration in the ROD, please submit your comment at the meeting on March 6, 2019 or in writing by March 6, 2019 to:

Ben Peotter, PE
Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718
PeotterB@AyresAssociates.com

FEIS Meeting

A Final EIS public meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room 132 of the WARF Building located at 610 Walnut Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 on the UW-Madison campus. The meeting is open to the public and will be attended by representatives of the design team, UW-Madison, UWSA, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period will be included in the ROD report.

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